Welcome to Week 12 of e-Tutorial
Check out all the tutorial notices for this week below.
If you have not already done so, make sure your check out “My Progress”, and see if you are completely up to date.
This weeks e-Tutorial focuses on Financial Wellbeing & Gambling. As Christmas comes closer, we know money tends to get tighter.
With Blue January just around the corner we are looking at how to curb our money habits, and how gambling is not a solution to any financial problems.
Tutorial Notices: Week Commencing – 29th November 2021
On December 3 this year, during the annual celebration of people with disabilities, the 2021 theme is ‘Fighting for rights in the post-COVID era.”
Keep a look out for our videos we share this week. Students from across Bridgend College will be sharing how you can support them.
This year, we are celebrating the challenges, barriers and opportunities for people who live with disabilities, in the context of a global pandemic.
Since March 2020, every person on earth has been impacted by drastic political, social and economic change as a result of domestic and international responses to COVID-19.
This year, International Day of People with Disabilities should be used to recognise that people who live with disabilities are among the most affected populations amid the COVID pandemic. Where marginalisation, discrimination, vulnerability and exploitation are every day factors for many people, the increased risk of poor outcomes have been magnified with the reduced access to routine health care and rehabilitation services, more pronounced social isolation, poorly tailored public health messaging, inadequately constructed mental health services, and a lack of emergency preparedness for people with special needs.
We call on domestic and international public health officials, political representatives, advocates, supporters, and every citizen in every community, to learn from the experiences of people living with disabilities during this pandemic, and push for more meaningful investments into the socioeconomic building blocks which will reduce the barriers faced by people with disabilities in every community on earth.
World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.
National AIDS Trust is committed to stopping new cases of HIV, securing the rights of people living with HIV, and fighting HIV stigma and discrimination. People living with HIV are at the heart of what we do, and this year’s World AIDS Day campaign is no different. We’re celebrating the diverse group of people who make up this community and celebrating the HIV allies who stand shoulder to shoulder with them and fight for HIV rights.
As we mark 40 years since the first reported cases of HIV-related illnesses and deaths, we can see how far we’ve come since the times when being diagnosed with HIV was a death sentence. Now, 98% of people living with HIV in the UK are on effective treatment and 97% can’t pass the virus on.
Today an estimated 105,200 people live with HIV in the UK. Yet our recent research found 63% of the public do not remember seeing or hearing about HIV in the past six months. Only a third said they have sympathy for people living with HIV regardless of how they acquired it.
Our survey also found 1 in 5 think people think you can acquire HIV through kissing. Only 16% knew if someone is on effective treatment, they can’t pass HIV on and can expect to live a long and healthy life.
My Healthy Advantage
The health and wellbeing smartphone app provides an enhanced set of wellbeing tools and engaging features. The features are designed to improve both mental and physical health by using personal metrics to set goals and achievements.
With a fantastic array of tools including:
Interactive weekly mood tracker
You will receive weekly prompts to track your mood in relation to emotional, physical and financial wellbeing. In tracking trends from the last five weeks, you will be able to reflect on—and spot areas for improvement in—your wellbeing.
Four week health plans
The app will support you in your health goals, whether that be quitting smoking, losing weight or coping with pressure. Reflect on your progress and input diary entries at the end of each week.
Mini health checks
Covering topics such as height & weight, sleep and mental health, our health checks support you to assess key areas of wellbeing and offer helpful tips.
Our effective in-app breathing techniques help achieve a sense of calm and relaxation.
You can collect Free condoms from the Wellbeing Team at Bridgend College.
Pop into the Wellbeing Hubs at
Upstairs – A Block: Bridgend Campus
Green Door – Old House : Pencoed Campus
12 – 2 pm every day.
THE HIVE! OPEN NOW
Welcome to The Hive!
We are located just off the Bridgend, Cowbridge Road, reception area.
Ask at the reception desk and they will point you in the right direction.
We will be open on Monday: 9.30am-11.30am for you to collect what you need to help you while you are studying at college.
We are open on Wednesday: 1.30pm-2.30pm when you can donate items you thinK other learners might need to help them while they are studying at college.
Pop along and join the “buzz” of recycling and reusing.
Latest Stock includes:
Variety of baby clothes
Scientific Calculators, protractors, rubbers & rulers
Lever arch & A4 folders (lots of them)
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
Collect Coronavirus Testing (Lateral Flow Devices) at Reception
To help keep yourself and others safe, we encourage all students and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test twice a week and report the results. Collect your free test devices from reception.
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.
Be Safe – Be Respectful
Lateral Flow Tests should be taken at home, or in a safe suitable environment not at College.
You must then dispose of your test safely:
If the test is positive or negative, place it in the bag provided within the kit and secure the press seal. This is now ready to go in your general (Black Bag) waste bin.
DO NOT try to dispose of test kits with any of your recycling waste streams, as it will not be accepted.
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.