Returning To College

We are looking forward to having you back in college. The Government has asked that each student receives 3 Covid tests at college in the next couple of weeks. Obviously with a large number of students this will take us a short while to achieve, please bear with us you will receive a letter with your appointment soon.

Important Exam Information

Please read the documents below – they contain important Exam information

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Lunar Challenge

Colleges have been around the world, now it’s time to get out of this world.

With the news of a third national lockdown, AoC Sport is launching the Lunar Challenge to keep staff and students active and to maintain their mental wellbeing. We want all member colleges to virtually travel to the moon (using the free Strava app) and collectively reach 238,855 miles by running, walking or cycling by the end of February.

We want as many staff and students to get involved as possible to encourage physical activity and maintain a positive relationship to physical and mental health during the lockdown. 

Join the clubs here:

https://www.strava.com/clubs/sandwellcollegerunwalk

https://www.strava.com/clubs/sandwellcollegecycling2020

Or email matt.hammett@sandwell.ac.uk for more info.

Sandwell College Student Newsletter

Foodbanks

Below you will find the link to the latest database with information on Trussell Trust foodbanks, independent foodbanks and pantries, community cafes and cooked food providers, on street food outreach and additional (non food related) support.

This resource gives contact information about alternative support and services, but it is strongly recommended that you contact the foodbank/group first to check if they are currently offering their food provision, and if so, how to access these.

16 – 18 DISCRETIONARY LEARNER SUPPORT FUND

16 – 18 DISCRETIONARY LEARNER SUPPORT FUND

2020 – 2021

WELFARE DEPARTMENT – APPLICATION GUIDANCE

Sandwell College have implemented an on-line Discretionary Learner Support Fund Application (DLSF) for this academic year.

BURSARY AWARDS ARE BASED ON EVIDENCE RECEIVED

Support is provided to vulnerable and disadvantaged learners to remove barriers to education and training to learners whose household income does not exceed an upper household income of £32,600

You will need to complete the on-line DLSF application if you are a returning student or a new student attending the college.

All applications are assessed based on the evidence that you upload with your DLSF application therefore it is important that you follow the evidence guidelines listed below.

  • Evidence needs to be complete and in date as requested in the on-line application
  • ALL pages need to be uploaded in full, showing name and address, if more than 1 page the consecutive pages need to display the page numbers
  • In care/Leaving care letter provided by social services – If eligible
  • Relevant (as listed) sate benefit letter dated within the last 12 weeks
  • Most recent Universal Credit statement – all pages
  • Child Tax Credits or Working Tax Credits 2020/2021 – all pages
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 – copy of both sides of Application   Registration Card (ARC) and ASPEN Card
  • If not in receipt of any above the provide P60 or 3 x consecutive wage slips (showing name and address) from who you live with

You will need to follow the QR Link below for the DLSF Application Form                                           

or use URL link https://tinyurl.com/y3vm8bkh

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Message from Angela Tombs, Director of Student Services

Supporting You As Students Through Lockdown

As a valued student of Sandwell College, we want you to know we are here for you, whatever you need. We understand you might be anxious about your studies and exams or just worried about life in general during this difficult lockdown period. There are many ways we can help you and we have a whole range of support services available to you to access.

We can support you with careers and university application advice, and put you in touch with mentors you can talk to if you’re feeling you’ve lost your way and you’re in need of a bit of direction. You can use our counselling service, get financial help or contact us for official college letters through our Welfare team. All of the email addresses you’ll need are listed below.

We are now moving lessons fully online and you’ll continue to follow your usual timetable. Because of the increasing number of COVID cases locally and nationally we have made the difficult decision not to proceed with the January exams. This is to protect our staff and students, and we want to reassure you that no student will be disadvantaged by this. It is a difficult decision given the amount of work we know you have put in, but our number one priority is your health and wellbeing.

click the link below to download the full document

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