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Information for students and parents

Whilst college remains closed, teaching will be delivered through home learning for the foreseeable future. Students should ensure that they engage with Moodle all complete assignments and work set by course managers and teachers as these will be used to support evidence of learning and work towards final grades. 

Staff will communicate with students and apprentices via email, Moodle and phone. All other updates regarding the college status will be made available via the college website. Please see the exams section for further information on assessments.

Should you need further assistance about College operations, please email covid19query@askham-bryan.ac.uk.

I'm a student with the College and looking to access remote learning

Course managers have course materials available for you on moodle which can be accessed via the Askham Bryan College website. Should you have any questions, your course manager/tutor can be emailed directly. 

 

Update about exams

We will communicate any information about exams as soon as we hear officially from the Awarding Organisations as to their plans. 

What we have heard from the Minister for Education and Skills, is that it is likely an element of Teacher Assessment will be used to award your qualifications – please help your teachers to be in the best possible position to push for the best possible result for you by connecting with them, talking to them and engaging in the learning they continue to provide.

So, whilst we wait for more news:

Continue to log-in to the various online learning activities your teachers are providing.  

Continue with coursework and wider reading in your subject.  For those of you progressing to higher levels of study, it’s important that you don’t lose the habit of study such that it becomes difficult for you to reconnect at a later date.

Talk to each other using the systems we have put in place; you can be a valuable source of support in this period you’re not regularly in College.

Importantly, 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. Details of how to keep yourself safe and well are available on Moodle and are regularly updated.

 

Accommodation update

Accomodation is now closed to students and staff will contact students and parents regarding when accommodation is likely to reopen. Please keep an eye on the website for information about when applications for accommodation for 2020/2021 will be available.

 

Queries about bursaries

The college has decided that bursaries including free school meals elements, will continue to be paid to those students actively engaging in college work set be members of staff. It important that students keep up to date with their work in order for payments to be made. Student engagement is being reviewed on a weekly basis so if you have any concerns, please speak to your course manager in the first instance. 

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

 

Key worker status

If you require further information about key worker status, please refer to government guidelines.

 

Mental health and counselling services 

As the College has now closed and we are working remotely, our Student Wellbeing and Counselling Services are no longer able for face to face appointments. All current clients working with the Student Wellbeing staff will be contacted and given advice and guidance on accessing external support and self-help strategies until college re-opens. Those in current receipt of counselling will continue to do so as planned with individuals. 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.  

Useful external links for support:

Kooth: Online, free, safe and anonymous online counselling and support.

Shout: free, anonymous crisis text service. Text SHOUT to 85258.

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.

Samaritans: Call 116 123.

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.

We have put together a directory of support and advice. Please click here.

 

 

Safeguardng our students

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.

 

I am a work placement student or work placement business and have a query about Career and Employability

All work placement has now ceased. Students should continue to log hours they would have completed by clearly stating in their log book that they have been prevented from attending their work placement because of Coronavirus. Students will not be able to log any hours they choose to complete during this time as they are not covered by the College insurance.
Employers, parents and students – Please email any queries to careersandemployability@askham-bryan.ac.uk.

Careers – Our Careers Advisors are available for advice and guidance online at this time. Please contact them via the email address above.

 

I am a College apprentice or a business who employs a College apprentice

Any questions from current College apprentices and our apprenticeship employers should contact their assessor or course manager in the first instance. Thereafter they can 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 am a College staff or student requiring IT accessibility to College systems

For Askham Bryan College students and staff who have queries about IT systems, moodle and remote working accessibility, please contact our team at IT@askham-bryan.ac.uk

 

I am a student who uses College transport or a transport supplier for the College

A notification will be sent via Text Magic when teaching and learning at the College and College transport services resume.  Any questions can be directed to transport@askham-bryan.ac.uk.

 

Askham Bryan College applications for 2020-21 and information from Student Recruitment.

Our Further Education and Higher Education Open Events and Taster Days will be rescheduled to a later date. In the interim, our recruitment team can email course information to all who have registered for any of our recruitment events.  Interviews will be conducted through arranged skype, whatsapp and telephone calls.  Questions about our course and programme offering and advice, guidance, curriculum videos, UCAS queries, applications and general recruitment, please contact enquiries@askham-bryan.ac.ukFurther Education application forms are availble here.

 

I am booked or want to book on to a part-time, short courses and skills training

Our short courses and skills training sessions have been postponed until further notice.  We will contact you as soon as we can with alternative dates so that you can still complete the course you have booked to undertake. Should you have any queries about your bookings, or any future bookings, please contact ABC-shortcourses@askham-bryan.ac.uk  or (from Monday 23.3.20) call 07970 748744.

 

Any queries from students on our Princes Trust and FLEX programme or an organisation that works with these programmes who need to contact the College team.

A full contact list for our:

Princes Trust Team

FLEX team

 

I am a student with a Learning Support query.

Further Education Learning Support For York, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Saltaire and Wakefield, students and teams can email  learning.support@askham-bryan.ac.uk  and for Newton Rigg Campus contact sue.robson@newtonrigg.ac.uk.

If you have any questions and or queries regarding Higher Education Learning Support, please email angela.cousans@askham-bryan.ac.uk

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