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On Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 November the normal college timetable will be amended for the vast majority of students. All students studying A Levels, vocational courses and preparation route courses will NOT have lessons taking place on these dates.

Some higher education courses, part-time professional qualification courses and apprenticeship college days WILL still take place.

Course teachers will advise students who will be expected to attend their lessons as normal.

The changes to the timetables will be to allow the activities below to take place.

Monday 20 November

Find your Future, one of our key career events will be taking place on Monday 20 November at our English Bridge Campus. This event is for all students across the three campuses. As this is such an important opportunity to find out about progressing to university, an apprenticeship, or employment, all students are encouraged to attend. There therefore won't be any lessons on this day to allow attendance.

Students will have access to a Higher Education Fair with over 50 university stands to explore higher education progression as well as some gap year providers.

Running alongside the Higher Education Fair there will be career talks and a volunteering exhibition. Further information about the organisations who will be attending will be released on Thursday 16 November.

The live HE Fair can be booked here and runs from 10am till 1pm and is for students only – parents/carers should not attend.

Tuesday 21 November

Tuesday 21 November is a staff training day for all college staff. Consequently, the normal timetable for lessons will not be running.

Instructions and support for students

Students will be set work that must be completed over these two days.

Safeguarding and other student support services will be available on these days.

The Student Assistance Programme will be available during these days. The 24/7 helpline is staffed by BACP-accredited counsellors who can help you with a range of issues including:

  • Counselling and emotional support
  • Safeguarding concerns
  • Money management and debt support
  • Personal legal information
  • Medical information (available Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm)

The service is anonymous but includes link up to local safeguarding and emergency services where immediate action is needed to keep you safe.

You simply need to call 0800 028 37 66 to access this service.

Safeguarding support is also available through email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Learning Resource Centres will be closed across all three sites on both days.

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