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Information for current students

Where possible, College staff will start returning to the College campuses from 1st August. Services remain open to students including Student Services, IT and Wellbeing.

We look forward to welcoming you back with teaching due to commence again in September. You will receive more information regarding enrolment and re-starting during the summer.  

General FAQ's for Current Students

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.

 

Exams

How are my grades going to be calculated? (GCSE/Vocational/University)?

Ofqual has officially released guidance to schools and colleges on how we should secure grades aUnlike normal years, you will not be able to collect your results onsite at the College.

 

RESULTS DAY

Level 3 Technical final year 720 and 1080 students:

You will receive an email to your College email address after 8am 13th August. Certificates will go in the post that afternoon.

These results are embargoed and must not be released before 8am 13th (A level results day/ UCAS day)

Level 3 Technical 360/ 540 and any 1st year 720/1080:

You will receive your certificates in the post with the aim to arrive 20th August.

Level 2 Technical students:

You will receive your certificate in the post with the aim to arrive for 25th August.

Those that have undertaken Technical qualifications will receive a letter with their certificates outlining the IAG (Independent, Advice and Guidance) dates and a main department email contact.

BTEC Final Year:

Level 3 final year certificates sent as soon as they arrive to match UCAS dates.

GCSE Results:

GCSE have been sent their resultsplus online login usable after 9am 20th August. Provisional results slips will go into the post that afternoon.
Other Qualifications:

Other Qualifications:

You will receive certificates over the summer.

 

What is happening to my 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

 

Residential Students

When will I be able to come back into accommodation?

We fully intend to enrol our students and to acccess accommodation from September for enquiries please contact: Accommodation@askham-bryan.ac.uk

How do I apply for accommodation for next 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 continue while the college sites are closed?

Now that staff at  college working remotely our Counselling and Student Wellbeing Co-ordinator services are unable to offer face-to-face appointments. 

All current clients will have been contacted and given advice and guidance on accessing external support and self-help strategies until College re-opens. 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.

 

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

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