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Information for current students 2021

Please see the our Covid-19 Important Information page for the latest updates.

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

 

Important Covid-19 Documents

Covid Test Instruction Leaflet  - Click Here

Letter to Students and Parents January 2021 Click Here

Test Consent Form Here (please only complete less than 24 hours before you are due to take a test)

 

Term Dates

Askham Bryan College term dates 

Newton Rigg College term dates 

 

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 procedures, reporting absence and more on our dedicate Be Covid Safe on Campus page

 

Residential Students


What’s happening with accommodation?

As you will no doubt be aware, the Prime Minister announced on Monday a further national lockdown in England which will last until at least mid-February 2021. The College appreciates you will therefore have questions and concerns about accommodation at Askham Bryan College and in particular, in relation to fees paid. 

The College will now suspend provision of accommodation to all students at its York and Newton Rigg sites until the lockdown is lifted. The College will also temporarily suspend the collection of direct debit payments for the month of January 2021. 

The College will continue to review the situation as it develops and continue to be guided by Government advice. 

Until the situation becomes clearer, it will not be possible to properly consider the issue of any refund (or credit as appropriate) and it may not therefore be possible to process any refunds until the end of the academic year.

 

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. 

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 Training - https://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