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COVID-19 UCG Information

The United Colleges Group are actively working to ensure a safe environment for our students, staff and visitors. The SLT have setup a task group which is meeting regularly to monitor the situation and assess the guidance provided by Public Health England and the Department for Education

Student concerns or concerns about students: 

  • Angela Jackson: Willesden, Wembley and Kings Cross campuses
  • James WilsonPaddington Green and Maida Vale campuses

Staff concerns:

Latest news

Monday 17th May 2021

Timetables, Masks and Social Distancing from Monday May 17th

Many more of our classes are returning to full face to face teaching from Monday 17th May. This means that all of the class will come into College for classes at the same time – the class will no longer be split into two. This means that there may be some slight changes to some timetables. The exact plan will depend on which subject students are studying. Please note that some parts of the timetable - for example, tutorial, will stay online. 

Please make sure that you have the information about your timetable for the remainder of the term. Your teacher will have told you if there were any changes. Please check with your teacher if they haven’t already told you or on Teams. 

At the College, we have decided to continue for the moment to wear masks in all areas of the College, including classrooms/ workshops. Please make sure you continue to wear a mask at all times in the College.  

Social Distancing rules will still apply in communal areas – for example corridors, the LRC and canteens, coffeeshops in the College. 

If you have any questions, please ask your teacher in the first instance.  

 

Wednesday 6th January 2021 - EXAMS SUSPENDED

The College has confirmed that all Jan/ Feb BTEC exams are SUSPENDED.  Your result will be determined or based on an alternative form of assessment. Please make sure you continue to attend ALL your online classes. We’ll let you know plans for your assessment once confirmed but it is extremely important that you ensure your learning and progress continues by participating fully in your online learning. Stay safe.

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Following the Government’s recent update on Coronavirus please see below for the latest plans for teaching and BTEC vocational exams.

Please note: Supported learning classes only: - teaching will continue in class following the existing timetable from Tuesday 5th January.

 DatesClassroom and online teachingVulnerable learners and those with an EHCP/ children of key workers: BTEC exams and controlled assessments
Monday 4th January  - Friday 8th January inclusiveNo teaching in class or online -
teachers will contact students to ensure they are fully set up for the next week's online learning
Can come in to our Learning Resource Centres from Tuesday 5th January to self-studyJAN/FEB  BTEC exams and controlled assessments have been suspended. Your result will be determined or based on an alternative form of assessment. Please make sure you continue to attend ALL your online classes. We’ll let you know plans for your assessment once confirmed but it is extremely important that you ensure your learning and progress continues by participating fully in your online learning.
Monday 11th January – Friday 12th February inclusiveAll teaching will be online following the existing timetable  - in-class teaching will move onlineCan come into our Learning Resource Centres all week to follow online classes or self-studyJAN/FEB  BTEC exams and controlled assessments have been suspended. Your result will be determined or based on an alternative form of assessment. Please make sure you continue to attend ALL your online classes. We’ll let you know plans for your assessment once confirmed but it is extremely important that you ensure your learning and progress continues by participating fully in your online learning.
Monday 15th February - Friday 19th FebruaryHalf term
Monday 22nd February onwardsNormal mix of  classroom/ online timetables resume.

Further communication will be provided to those in receipt of Free School Meals regarding plans ASAP.

Laptops and Internet Access

  • Learners 16-18 can loan a laptop for the academic year from the College. Please contact your tutor if you have not yet picked up a laptop
  • Learners 19+ who are eligible for an adult bursary can also purchase a laptop via the College at a reduced price. Please contact your tutor
  • Laptops can be picked up via the Learning Resource Centres
  • Internet Access – please let your tutor know if you are not able to access the internet from home.

Booking a place in the Learning Resource Centres (LRC) (for vulnerable /EHCP learners, children of key workers or learners unable to access the internet at home):

 

Please ensure you book a space in the LRC. Please see the link below for UCG:

https://mylrcbookings.ucg.ac.uk/cire/SignIn.aspx

 

Booking can also be done via MyDay (myday.ucg.ac.uk) by clicking the “MyLRCbooking” tile.

We will continue to update you if there are any further changes.

Additional Links and resources below:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do – GOV.UK

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK – Public Health England.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people

For an archive on Covid-19 information from the previous year, click here.