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Essential Student Support

Due to the current Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation, on-campus teaching is temporarily suspended; however Buxton & Leek College still remains committed to provide a positive and supportive experience for all our students.

***Click here to read the latest principal’s update regarding covid-19***

Please use the information and links included on this page, which will be regularly updated with the latest news and advice, to guide and support you as we adapt to this new method of home-study and online-learning.

are you feeling anxious about coronavirus?

We understand that this can be a difficult time for many people, please visit the links below for tips and advice on maintaining positive mental health during lockdown.

Click here to view the latest advice from Young Minds

How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

A student survival guide to self-isolation

hELPFUL DIGITAL GUIDES

Click here to view our guidance on ‘Staying Safe Online’ NEW

Click here to view our guidance on ‘Closure Support & Safeguarding’

Click here to view our guidance on ‘How to access Blackboard at Home’

Click here to view a list of ‘Helplines, Apps & Websites to Support Students and Parents’

Click here to view our ‘Netiquette Guide for Online Classrooms’

Click here to view our parental guidance on ‘Social distancing for Older Children and Teenagers’

UCAS

To read the latest statement released by UCAS about the cancellation of assessments and examinations- please click here.

union of students

The Buxton office is currently closed, but the team are still available to offer support and advice to students. Please contact Lizzie Hill on lizzie.hill@derbyunion.co.uk or call 01298 330312.  

The Union Advice Service is available Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm for appointments by phone or skype. Please book online here or email advice@derbyunion.co.uk.

fees & financial support

Our Student Money and Rights adviser Eleanor Ives is here for you if you have any Bursary/ Money concerns whilst the campus is closed. Please click here to visit our webpages for further information.

or email: studentmoneyadviceblc@derby.ac.uk where we will be happy to answer any queries.

For students looking to study with us in September (both new and returning students) the Financial Support Fund application form for 2020/21 students will be live on the website from Monday 10 August 2020, please email the address above if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICE

Please be assured that the Careers & Employment Service- including the Work Experience team- is here for you just as ever. There are a range of resources online that you can access from home which will help you plan for your future career and boost your employability. We are also offering personalised advice through digital 1-2-1 appointment via skype or phonecalls.

library services

The Library have put together a LibGuide to support students who are remote learning. It’s for all students – HE and FE. FE students can use the HomeHelp and Support and the FE Students tab for updates, how to get help, and advice about using eResources.

There’s also a webchat icon in the bottom right corner of every page that students can click on and ask a question. Students can also book appointments online with the Librarian for specific queries.

chaplaincy

Ingrid Keith is offering Chaplaincy support with Spiritual Well-Being and has found a helpful link for students to gain support too- https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/treatments-and-wellbeing/spirituality-and-mental-health

If you would like a confidential chat with a Chaplain, please email I.Keith@derby.ac.uk and a Teams call can be set up to talk about religion, spirituality or anything you are worried about during these uncertain times.