Welcome to Week 4 of Tutorial Notice
Check out all the tutorial notices for this week below.
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Tutorial Notices: Week Commencing – 20th September 2021
National Fitness Day – This Wednesday 22nd September!
National Fitness Day encourages the nation to celebrate the fun of fitness and physical activity across the UK and will take place on Wednesday 22nd September this year.
You are invited to take part in Active Wellbeing activities for National Fitness Day with our Active Wellbeing Lead, and Student Engagement Leads.
We are holding a morning of 30 minute sessions that you can get involved with!
Join us for a morning energiser, Yoga with Eden, and a Healthy Lifestyle Buzz Session!
Add it to your calendar using the link below!
Sunday 26th September is European Day of Languages.
European Day of Languages 2021: 20 years celebrating linguistic and cultural diversity
The European Year of Languages 2001, jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the European Union, was successful in involving millions of people across 45 participating countries. Its activities celebrated linguistic diversity in Europe and promoted language learning.
Following the success of the Year of Languages, the Council of Europe declared a European Day of Languages to be celebrated on 26th of September each year. The general objectives of the European Day of Languages are:
- Alerting the public to the importance of language learning and diversifying the range of languages learnt in order to increase plurilingualism and intercultural understanding;
- Promoting the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe, which must be preserved and fostered;
- Encouraging lifelong language learning in and out of school, whether for study purposes, for professional needs, for purposes of mobility or for pleasure and exchanges.
26 September 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the European Day of Languages (EDL) celebrated at the Council of Europe and throughout its 47 member states.
The deadline for StAR’s, Class Representatives and Student Ambassadors is fast approaching.
DEADLINE: 1st October 2021
Are you interesting in representing the college, your course area, class and peers?
Then one of these roles could be for you:
- StAR (Student Academic Representative)
The Student Academic Representative, also known as the StAR, represents their course area (Joe Bloggs, Animal Care) at the Learner Voice meetings.
Each Learner Voice meeting will have an agenda in which the StAR’s can directly feedback with the support of the CAL’s and CM’s within their course area.
Speak to your tutor if you are interested.
- Class Representative
The Class Representative represents their class views on their student experience. They meet with the StAR (Student Academic Representative), Curriculum Manager and Course Area Leader prior to the Learner Voice meetings to let them know:
What is going well?
What is not going so well?
And, What could be even better if?
Communicating with the StAR for your course area is important to feedback to your class the outcomes of the Learner Voice meetings. This enables an efficient feedback process to help the college improve the overall student experience at Bridgend College.
Speak to your tutor if you are interested.
- Student Ambassador (Active, Events, Welsh and Digital)
As an Ambassador you will have opportunities to contribute in a supportive capacity at a variety of college events throughout the academic year. The role of Ambassador will provide an excellent opportunity for you to develop leadership and communication skills as well as gain valuable experience for future employment. This is an exciting,important and responsible role.
Speak to one of the Student Engagement Leads or the Active Wellbeing Lead.
Keep an eye out for the Covid Campus Roadshow this week across our refectories and STEAM Academy.
This is a great opportunity to collect lateral flow devices, hand sanitisers and other COVID awareness materials.
For all information relating to COVID-19 please visit : www.bridgend.ac.uk/coronavirus
If you test positive for the virus, it is important that you let us know as soon as possible by completing our notification form: www.bridgend.ac.uk/covidnotification
Coronavirus Testing (Lateral Flow Devices)
To support our ongoing efforts of keeping our campuses a ‘Covid Safe’ place to work and learn, we ask that you utilise our Lateral Flow Devices (LFD’s) and continue to use these throughout our first term. Welsh Government recommends twice-weekly testing, which we also fully support and encourage.
If you require any testing kits, these can be picked up from reception areas at our Cowbridge Road, Queens Road and Pencoed Campuses. Testing kits can also be collected, free of charge, from local community pharmacies.
Face Covering Exemption
If you are exempt from wearing a face covering, you must wear one of our face covering exemption cards on your lanyard – this helps us and others to be respectful of your exemption. If you need to submit an exemption request, you can do so by visiting the Coronavirus FAQ on the college website.
Face Coverings while on Campus
All staff and students (unless exempt) will be required to wear a face–covering while moving around any indoor area of the college. You may remove your face covering if you are sat down eating or working within a workstation.
Please also continue to wash your hands regularly and use the hand sanitisers provided across campuses.
Standing up → Wear a face covering
Sitting down → You can remove your face covering (if you want to)
Are you up-to-date?
It is really important that you complete every unit. Each week, a new e-Tutorial will be released covering a variety of subjects and topics that will support your education, development and future.
This year, it is easier than ever to complete e-Tutorial.
Simply use any internet enabled device, and continue your learning.