Continuation of Teaching and Learning
As we enter the new academic year, we have all the necessary safety measures in place to welcome back our students, both returning and new. Our teaching offer will be a blended mix of classroom-based and online learning, directed by our dedicated teaching teams.
We have been working hard over the Summer to ensure that all our campuses are a safe environment for all. To manage the flow of staff and students around our campuses, we have put in place a one-way system, including entrances, exits and in corridors. We would ask you to follow this procedure as much as you can and remember to keep a minimum of 1 metre plus apart from other staff and students. In addition to our hand washing facilities in all of our toilets, we have also placed hand sanitiser stations around our campuses – please use before you enter a classroom.
To make all of this safety information simple and easy to digest, we have created a short video for each of our Colleges for you to watch. Hopefully, this will reassure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure your safety is our priority and your learning experience can continue in the best way possible.
How to access learning from home
Google Classroom – All students will have been provided with the relevant access information. Students should follow the link below for guidance on accessing Google Classrooms;
North Notts College
Dearne Valley College
University Centre Rotherham
Students without access to digital learning
Students who are unable to access computers/the internet from home will be supported via paper-based tasks which will be provided by Tutors.
As a result of Covid-19 safety measures, the libraries are not currently open for general use. However, you can still access the resources you need.
Step 1. Go to our library catalogue – Library Search Online – https://library.rnngroup.ac.uk/ Locate the items you need and check whether they are available. Make a note of the details.
Step 2. Go to our new Google Site – https://sites.google.com/rnngroup.ac.uk/rnnlibraries/rnn-group-libraries and click on ‘Click and Collect Borrowing Service’. This Google Site can also be accessed from the bottom of each of the college websites.
Step 3. Select the Library you wish to borrow the items from (e.g. ‘Clifton Library Lending’).
Step 4. Click the ‘Click and Collect’ button.
Step 5. Select ‘Space for 1-4 people’ and then select the day you wish to collect the item. Please note that you will need to place orders at least 48 hours in advance.
Step 6. Select what time you wish to collect the item (e.g. 10:20am-10:30am). You can choose a 10-minute time slot.
Step 7. Click ‘Submit Times’
Step 8. Read and agree to the terms and conditions.
Step 9. Enter your details and the books you wish to collect. Click ‘Submit my Booking’ when done.
If we do not have the items in stock, we will let you know beforehand. We cannot always guarantee that everything will be available immediately, but we will do our best to contact you and discuss an alternative if this is the case.
Any questions, please refer to the contact details on our Student Portal page – https://studentportal.rnngroup.ac.uk/library/
If you are struggling with your mental health during the current health crisis, we have members of the Wellbeing team available to support you. All learners can register and access Togetherall for mental health support 24/7. Our counselling service has moved to telephone appointments, please speak with your Progress Tutor or use the safeguarding email address to arrange an assessment.
If you are concerned for your safety please contact us via our safeguarding email address, for confidential support – firstname.lastname@example.org Welfare or Safeguarding – out of hours support.
If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health and need support out of college hours;
- Togetherall is staffed by professionals 24/7
- You can report at A&E
- If you are at risk of immediate harm call 999
You can contact your local crisis team – numbers can be found by searching on the internet