We understand the news of a third lockdown may leave everyone feeling a bit deflated. We want to reassure you that we’re on hand to support your wellbeing even if you’re not in college.
We hope you’ve had a good start to the new term and are enjoying your lessons, whether that’s online or in college.
The Student Support team are easily reached if you have any questions or concerns. You can call them on 01865 550 401 between 8.30am and 5.00pm on weekdays or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IT student helpline has reopened
If you have any technical issues while studying at home, you can get in touch with an IT technician between 8.30am – 4.30pm on weekdays on 01865 550415.
When calling, please be sure to:
- Make a note of the area you’re attempting to access and the error message you’re receiving
- Have your student ID ready when calling as part of the ID verification process
UCAS deadline has been extended
For those looking to progress to university this year, the UCAS deadline has now been extended. The new deadline for 2021 entry is Friday 29 January at 6pm.
If you need further advice or would like to discuss progression options, the Careers team are here to help you.
Changes to exams
With regards to what is happening with your qualifications, we’re awaiting further information from Department of Education and Ofqual, as soon as we know more, we’ll communicate this with you.
We ask that you keep attending your classes and doing all work to ensure you’re in the best possible position in when it comes to your progression.
Looking after your wellbeing
We’ve put together a handy guide online on protecting your mental health and wellbeing at home.
In addition to this, there’s a host of resources on ALO including wellness resourcesand the Student Engagement team’s selection of resources which include:
- A 20-minute yoga session
- Daily calm activities
- Can you solve the monster duel maths problem
- A virtual tour of the Vatican Museums
Be sure to check out the New Year, New You page on ALO too which features free art and design, marketing and productivity courses, language courses and guided meditation app for sleep, anxiety and stress, insight timer, as well as so much more!