Welcome to Week 13 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 oue Individual Liberty.
Already, without realising we demonstrate Individual Liberties on a daily basis, and these liberties we very often take for granted. But what is Individual Liberty and what does it all mean?
Following the Minister for Education’s announcement, face coverings will be required in all indoor spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained. This is a temporary, precautionary measure for the remainder of this term as a result of the evolving changes relating to the new COVID-19 Omicron variant.
If you are medically exempt from wearing a face covering, you must request a college exemption pass (if you do not already have one) which must be worn on your lanyard. You can request one here.
Public and College Transport
It is the law in Wales that you must wear a face covering when travelling by public transport – this includes transport provided by the college. You will not be permitted to travel on college buses without a face covering or a college exemption pass. For students passing through the bus station in Bridgend town centre, face coverings must be worn.
Tutorial Notices: Week Commencing – 5th December 2021
Important Closure Dates
- Tuesday 7 December
- All campuses closed to students unless you have been notified otherwise.
There will be no college transport running on this day
- Wednesday 15 December
- Last day of term
7 December marks the date on which the Welsh Language Measure was passed by Parliament. The Measure confirms the official status of the Welsh language, and establishes the principle that the Welsh language should not be treated less favourably than the English language in Wales. This led to the establishment of rights to use Welsh when dealing with public organisations.
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.