This article is relevant for students starting Shrewsbury Colleges Group for the first time in September 2022 as well as returning students.
Please read through the information carefully.
We have outlined some important information that students and parents/carers need to know before the start of the new term.
Start of term
Please note that the start of term is the week commencing Monday 5 September. The different course and year start dates are as follows:
- Year 2 A Level & Art lessons start on Monday 5 or Tuesday 6 September depending on your timetable for those two days
- Year 1 A Level & Art lessons start on Wednesday 7 September
- Year 1 Vocational course lessons at London Road Campus have a start date week commencing Monday 5 September
- Year 2 Vocational course lessons at London Road Campus have a start date week commencing Monday 12 September
- Lessons for apprentices start week commencing Monday 12 September
Students starting at college for the first time in September 2022
For first-year students starting academic and art courses, their course timetable will be available to view by Saturday 3 September. These will be available on the new MySCG app explained below.
Many subjects have set summer work for Year 1 students. Please can students ensure that any work set is completed for the start of term and brought to the first lessons.
Students returning to college
For students returning to college in September, your timetables will be available by Saturday 3 September. These will be available on the new MySCG app (explained below) and on your Pro Portal account.
ProPortal can be accessed here and further information about logging on can be accessed here.
Please note the timetables for the first week of studies may differ from the second week so please keep checking your app for details of your timetable.
Higher education students
The timetable for the Higher Education students will be available the week commencing 6 September, but students will be emailed directly with further information, and it will be available on the MySCG app.
HE courses will start the week commencing 12 September.
Apprenticeship courses begin the week commencing 12 September and employers will inform the apprentices of which day they will be required to attend college. Apprentices starting this year should report to the main reception at the London Road Campus where they will be met by their assessors on their designated day.
Please send any queries regarding timetables to the Admissions team by 3pm on Friday 2 September.
The college will be launching a new platform for all students to use from September 2022. This platform is called MySCG. It is an integrated app and portal for our students which personalises communications and consolidates access to many college systems. It runs on a desktop (college network) as well as on mobile devices as an app.
The platform will become the single reference point for you to find out about everything that is going on in the college. The platform will allow you to access resources, view your timetable, get instant news and results as well as keep up to date with events and receive admin updates. This new platform will reduce the volume of emails that we will send to students.
If you are trying to reset your password to access the MySCG app and receiving an error message, please note that you can't reset your password via the link on the Office 365 login page. You need to use PWPortal to reset your password, which you can access here.
Support for Students
If you and your family are concerned about the cost of attending college, then there are ways in which we can support you with your study and transport costs. The Student Services teams are located at each campus for a confidential face-to-face chat about the support that the college can offer. There are also helpful web pages on Financial Support and Travelling to College.
College is Cashless
Please note that the college is cashless across the three campuses. You can pay with a debit card or credit card or by Apple Pay/Google Pay and similar mobile phone payment methods. This does mean that we cannot accept cash as a method of payment for food and drinks bought at college. Please note that vending machines at the campuses do accept cash though.
You can add funds to your student ID card online so that you can pay for anything you need to purchase in college including in the cafés.
Details on how to initially add funds and how to top up your student ID card are available in the frequently asked questions webpage that we have set up along with other information about how the system will work.
This approach will also apply to paying for your trips, resources and visits as well as topping up your card to use in the cafés or elsewhere on campus.
Further details on your REMsPay account and login details on the new cashless system are available on the MySCG app.
New students and Parents/Carers can also set up and register your REMS pay account by following the instructions provided in the links below or using the guidance in the Students section on our website:
Car Parking at London Road Campus
If you’re planning to park onsite, please ensure that you get your Parking Permit from reception and provide your vehicle registration at the start of the term so that you have easy access through the vehicle barriers.
Once everyone parking at London Road Campus has had an opportunity to register their vehicles parking enforcement will start towards the end of September to prevent unauthorised use of the car parks.
Please note that there is no student parking at either English Bridge or Welsh Bridge campuses.
Parent/Carer Consent Form
All students need to ensure that the Parent/Carer consent form has been completed by their parents/carers ahead of the start of term. This form provides permission information for you to attend day/residential trips (if applicable for the course) as well as permission for students to complete work experience and placements as well as other types of work-related activities. The link to the form is here.
Please ensure that the form is submitted by Thursday 1 September.
We would encourage you to attend the Induction festivals being held across the three campuses:
- Welsh Bridge Campus – 13 September (11.30am until 1.30pm)
- London Road Campus – 14 September (11.30am until 1.30pm)
- English Bridge Campus – 15 September (12pm until 1.30pm)
This will be an opportunity for you to find out about enrichment activities. including team sports, music and drama society, college magazine, Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, MedSoc, the Student Voice (council) and much more.