Welcome to your Week 5 of Tutorial Notice
Check out all the tutorial notices for this week below.
Your e-Tutorial units for this week is…
If you are a Full time Level 1, 2 or 3 Learner:
You should have completed Week 1-5, please take the time to catch up.
Tutorial Notices: Week Commencing – 27th September 2021
Black History Month.
Friday 1st October kicks off Black History Month here in the UK with the aims to promote and celebrate Black contributions to British society, and to foster an understanding of Black history in general.
The origins go back to the 1920s and the establishment of Negro History Week in the United States. In the UK it was launched in the 1980s in London and was largely the result of local community activism challenging racism in general in British society and the Eurocentric version of history that dominated the state school system.
Last year, Catherine Ross, Editor of Black History Month 2021 Magazine wrote that Black Lives Matter protests around the world had sparked a commitment among many individuals and organisations to educate themselves about Black history, heritage and culture – as part of understanding racism and standing in solidarity against it.
This year, a year on, Ross asks “has anything changed for the better?”
The short answer is yes and no. Anti-racism protests have certainly raised awareness of the issues with more people open to having a progressive debate on racism, including the UK’s colonial past. However, she comments that it still feels as if there’s a very long way to go.
Will you Bike or Scoot to College This Week?
This week is Bike to School Week with Sustrans the Active Travel Charity, making it easier for people to walk, cycle or scoot.
What is Bike to School Week?
Organised by Sustrans and supported by the Bikeability Trust, Bike to School Week celebrates cycling to school, college or work, and highlighting the benefits of travelling actively for our communities.
Where can I leave my bike or scooter?
Securing your bike or scooter at College could not be easier with bike sheds dotted around each campus. All you need is a bike / scooter lock.
Don’t Forget Cycle Safety!
If you are travelling by Bicycle or Scooter make sure you:
- Wear a Helmet, and other Safety Equipment
- Always use lights after dark or when visibility is poor.
- Wear high-visibility and reflective clothing and accessories at all times
- Adhere to the Highway Code for Cyclists
Head over to www.think.gov.uk to find out how to keep yourself safe when travelling by Bike or Scooter.
Joining a Bridgend College society is a great way to meet new people, make friends and get involved in a variety of events and workshops throughout the year to enhance your student experience and have fun!
If you are passionate about something or have any ideas, we would like to hear from you OR you can start up your own student led society.
Visit our website: tiny.cc/bcstudentexp or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each society meets on a monthly basis. If you would like to receive monthly reminders, please subscribe to the Student Events & Activities calendar or follow us on social media for updates – @bcstudentexp.
StAR’s, Class Representatives and Student Ambassadors.
Applications close this Friday 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.
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.
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.