As you are aware, in line with the Government’s announcement on 18th March, Richmond upon Thames College building is currently closed to all but a small number of students whose circumstances qualify them for on-site learning and support under the terms of the Government’s guidelines. We have moved to remote learning and support for our students until further notice.
All such students have been contacted by the college and, where they have indicated that they would like to access on-site provision, we have been facilitating this. However, following the Government’s announcement (23rd March) of more stringent guidance relating to staying at home and travelling only for essential reasons, we have seen a significant and ongoing reduction in the number of students accessing on-site provision.
Our primary concern is always the wellbeing of our students and staff and following careful consideration, the college will now move to fully remote learning and support from Monday 30th March and the campus will be closed until further notice. These arrangements will be kept under constant review as circumstances change over the coming weeks.
We recognise that some of the students in the category identified above may, on occasion, need to access exceptional on-site learning and support and so, for this reason, a limited on-site service will be available on Wednesdays from 10.00am-2.00pm by appointment only. At these times, those students who have already indicated to us that they may need to access on-site provision may arrange to come into college for:
- individual or small-group academic support
- supervised on-site completion of remote learning and assessment activities
- safeguarding and wellbeing support
- IT and technical support for accessing remote learning
In order to access this limited on-site provision, students must contact their tutor, lecturer or Welfare and Engagement Adviser (WEA), who will assess first whether the support can be provided remotely. If it is determined that on-site provision is required, students will be contacted and an appointment for accessing on-site provision will be given.
Please be aware that no student will be allowed to access on-site provision without an appointment. On-site provision will operate strictly between the hours of 10.00am-2.00am on Wednesdays only. If you are coming into college, please do ensure that you are able to travel safely in line with current Government guidelines.
For more infomation, please click here to access the Remote Learning web page.