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Information for our returning students

We're delighted to be welcoming back returning and new students this September for enrolment and induction at the college.

Due to Covid-19 and health and safety measures we have put in place, registration with the college will be online this year. We are currently contacting returning students via email to re-set your I.T. passwords and complete essential forms in time for the resumption of college. 

Cours tutors will be contacting you regarding your induction timetables which will be a combination of online and physical contact. 

General FAQ's for returning students

 

When will I have access to my student account as a returning student?

Students who are returning to college for a 2nd year have been emailed from the week commencing 24th August 2020 with a link to re-register your password for your IT account. 

Will my student Card be valid when I return for a second year?

Students with existing Student ID cards will be able to keep and re-use the same card for their second year at the college, your student ID will also be the same.

When can I come back to college?

We are currently preparing to welcome back students and fully intend to enrol our students and start teaching from September.  Further information on enrolment and terms dates, see below...

Askham Bryan College term dates and enrolment

Newton Rigg College term dates and enrolment

To help the environment, we ask returning students if they can bring back and use their existing College ID cards.

Questions about work placements:

Employers, parents and students – Please email any queries to careersandemployability@askham-bryan.ac.uk

Can I still get Careers advice?

Our Careers Advisers are available for advice and guidance online at this time. Please contact them via this email address: careersandemployability@askham-bryan.ac.uk

 

Covid-19 and Isolation

Find out more about Covid-19 proceedures, reporting absence and more on our dedicate Be Covid Safe on Campus page

 

Residential Students

 

When will I be able to come back into accommodation?

We are fully enrolling our students back onto campus from the start of September including those how have applied for accommodation. Our Accommodation team will be in contact with you if you have made an application. For enquiries please contact: Accommodation@askham-bryan.ac.uk

 

How do I apply for accommodation for the 2020/2021 academic year?

Applications for accommodation is now live on our website.

 

Apprentices

 

I am an Apprentice - how does the situation affect me?

If you are a current College Apprentice please should contact your assessor or Course Manager in the first instance. Alternatively, please contact apprenticeships@askham-bryan.ac.uk. Course teams will be in contact with their apprentices and employers for updates. Click here for more information about home learning for apprentices.

I want to become an apprentice - how can I find out more information?

In the first instance, please contact apprenticeships@askham-bryan.ac.uk

 

Student Services

 

Who do I call if I have a safeguarding concern, either about myself or another student?

The safeguarding of our students of our students is as always of paramount importance. If you need to speak to someone with a safeguarding concern, either about yourself or on behalf of another student, please call our safeguarding line, available 24/7.

For students at Newton Rigg, Middlesbrough, Newcastle – please call: 07971 892692

For students at York, Wakefield, Saltaire and Apprentices – please call: 07773 312617

Or you can email us in confidence at bsafe@askham-bryan.ac.uk

 

Will I still get my bursary?

If you have any questions about your bursary, please email bursaries@askham-bryan.ac.uk.

 

I am entitled to Free College meals - will that payment still be made?

Any students normally in receipt of free meals via the bursary will instead continue to receive payment equivalent to the value of their free meals award via a BACs transfer to their bank account alongside their bursary payment . Any questions please email bursaries@askham-bryan.ac.uk

 

Will counselling and support for mental health still be available? 

Our Counselling and Student Wellbeing Co-ordinator services are still available via face-to-face appointments. 

If you have not accessed our services before but are feeling the signs of mental health issues, please look on Moodle for some useful resources. You can also access our staff initially by calling either of our safeguarding lines.

For any students who need emergency support we would advise contacting their GP or to access A&E, but please be aware that these services may also be affected due to the outbreak.

 

How do I stay safe online?

Staying Safe Online - Gov.uk - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-staying-safe-online

Parents Support - ThinkUKnow - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/

Keep Your Child Safe - Unicef - https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/keep-your-child-safe-online-at-home-covid-19

Keeping Children Safe Online - High Speed Traininghttps://www.highspeedtraining.co.uk/hub/keeping-children-safe-online-during-covid-19/

 

Useful external links for support:

https://www.kooth.com/  Kooth: Online, free, safe and anonymous online counselling and support. 

https://www.giveusashout.org/ Shout: free, anonymous crisis text service. Text SHOUT to 85258. 

https://papyrus-uk.org/ Papyrus: Confidential advice and support for young people, families, carers and friends who are at risk of suicide or who have been affected by suicide. Please note: Papyrus Hopeline service is partially open, please check their website for further details. 

https://www.samaritans.org/ Samaritans: Call 116 123. 

https://www.camerados.org/ Camerados: An organisation who's priority is to get people to look out and support for each other. 

https://youngminds.org.uk/ Young Minds: A blog guide on how to look after your mental health while self-isolating or social distancing. 

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/camhs-information-for-children-and-young-people/ CAMHS: A range of resources and apps to help you look after your mental health. 


Finally, we are aware that the spread of Coronavirus will potentially increase anxiety and may be a challenging time for students experiencing Mental health difficulties.

Please use the support we have put in place and keep talking to each other. We want you to do these things to ensure you stay well and mentally active in this period where we do not know how long you might be away from College.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
York,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277
enquiries@askham-bryan.ac.uk