Newcastle College has revealed how the 2020/21 academic year may look for its students by announcing its plans for the autumn term, which gets underway on 7th September.
One-way systems, reduced classroom sizes, and continued home learning are among the health and safety measures the college have organised as the gates reopen after a six-month hiatus.
Principal Scott Bullock is excited to welcome students back as socially-distanced education returns. He said: “Safety is, of course, our first priority. The biggest changes students will find are probably ones that they’ve already gotten used to if they’ve been out and about recently, such as one-way systems and reminders to wash their hands and socially distance.
“We’ve reduced our class sizes so that we can make more space for people to keep that distance, whether they’re sitting at a desk in a classroom or working in one of our specialist environments such as our hairdressing salon.
“And of course, students will still be spending some of their timetable learning from home to allow other students to spend that time on campus. Fewer people together at any one time makes it safer for everybody.”
A trip to the campus has been filmed to help alleviate anxieties for students joining the college, and Newcastle College’s virtual enrolment event opens from Monday (17th August).
Mr Bullock added: “We’ve been really busy making changes to our campus to make it ‘Covid-secure’ and to the way that we teach to make sure students still get a great experience and all of the support that they need.
“We know how important it is for our learners to spend time in our specialist facilities learning hands-on skills and being around their tutors and their classmates. We don’t want to remove that experience for our students, so we’ve taken steps to make it as safe as possible.
“The rest of the time, students will be able to continue their learning from home, and we’ll give them all of the support we possibly can.”
For more information on Newcastle College’s enrolment process visit, https://ncl-coll-virtualopenhouse2020.vfairs.com/
Notes to Editors
Principal Scott Bullock is excited to welcome students back to Newcastle College
Link to reopening video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKt_IuNDyC0
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