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INFORMATION - NATIONAL CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN

Published
Monday 4 January

Updated: February 26th We would like to reassure all of our students currently on a study programme or apprenticeship at Myerscough College and University Centre.

Myerscough College and University Centre will be re-opening for students on Monday, 8th March.

We have written to all students, at all levels, outlining our plans.

You can read the contents at this link

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COVID Hardship Fund for higher education (degree level) students - information

COVID Hardship Fund - application form

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The following information applies up to and including Friday, March 5th:

Remote online learning during the national lockdown 

Myerscough College is committed to providing remote learning for all our students during the national lockdown.

Where possible, timetabled lessons will be delivered live through Microsoft Teams. Sessions will be recorded and available to review on Canvas, the College Virtual Learning Environment. All learning resources and support materials will be available on Canvas. 

We expect students to attend lessons as normal, dress appropriately for learning, have cameras turned on, use appropriate backgrounds and take an active part in their learning experience. 

We appreciate that where students are studying practical specialist courses, it is very difficult to replicate this online. Teachers will ensure your online learning gives you essential knowledge to support practical activity and when we can return to college safely, teachers will resume practical learning activities. 

If you are struggling to access learning online or wish to discuss your own specific requirements, please contact your tutor/progress coach. 

Read our statement on how Myerscough College will use its 16 to 19 tuition fund allocation to support students who have been academically disadvantaged due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Read our letter to residential students re: accommodation refund

Our overriding priority is the health and well-being of our staff and students. We appreciate that this continues to be a very stressful and challenging time for everyone and the College continues to do everything to make the current circumstances as easy as possible. We thank everybody for their continued support and patience.

We will be keeping the Library and IT Drop In facilities open for residential students at our Preston centre during this lockdown and a limited catering service will be open.

As in lockdown 1 the College will be open for some students with safeguarding needs, vulnerable young people and for some with EHCPs (education care and health plans), where appropriate. We will contact students and make arrangements, where appropriate.

Our golf course, conferencing facilities, gym, and International Equine Arena are now closed. Plant World will remain open, but our Garden café is closed.

Clinically extremely vulnerable staff and students must shield as in lockdown 1.

We know that many of you will feel anxious about studying full time online, keeping up your practical skills and preparing for future assessments / exams. If you have any concerns, please share them with your course team who will try to answer any questions you may have. They may not have all the answers immediately as some things will need to be determined by the Government and exam awarding bodies, but we will happily share with you all we are able to. 

Your safety and well-being continue to be our priority. If you have any questions, or you are concerned about your own, or the health and wellbeing of your friends, please feel free to talk to the Core Team of Student Support and Welfare Officers and Counsellors. Below is a list of contact details for support, should you need them: 

Safeguarding: 

safeguarding@myerscough.ac.uk , 01995 642348 / 01995 642205 

Mentalhealthsupport@myerscough.ac.uk (not 24hrs) 07407304267

Core / student support and welfare:

01995 642348 (Monday- Friday 9-5) 

Residential Support team 24hrs: 07889 754 287   

Residential Accommodation: reshelp@myerscough.ac.uk (not 24 hours)  

Finance: bursary@myerscough.ac.uk 

Further external health, wellbeing and mental health support is also available through the following organisations: 

NHS mental health

CALM   

Kooth, mental health support

Domestic Abuse 

Health information   

Work/ financial guidance 

In the meantime, please look after yourselves, your family, friends and loved ones - keep each other safe and we all hope to see you very soon.

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