Important College Communication

Thursday 2nd April- Easter break changes

 

Full time students 
Higher Education students
TTE students
Apprentices


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

College closed to students and staff from Tuesday 24th March until further notice.

Students continuing their studies will be supported by online learning.

Students can access our digital learning tools and request further help on the link below:

https://www.mbro.ac.uk/students-parents-and-staff

Please contact your tutor for assistance in the first instance.

The college careers team are available to offer personal careers guidance via telephone and email. Please contact us via this email link and we can arrange any relevant support via email or phone careers@mbro.ac.uk 

For anyone requiring information about any of our college courses, please contact the course information team via this email link CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk   or via web chat on the college website. 

If any student has any concerns over their own safety and welfare, or the safety and welfare of another student, please contact a member of the Safeguarding Team via the College's 'SMS texting' facility (Text 'Safe' to 83123), or email safeguarding@mbro.ac.uk 

If you have a query relating to financial support, childcare support, or any other general student enquiry then please email studentservices@mbro.ac.uk 

For all other queries please email receptionteam2@mbro.ac.uk 

 

Wednesday 1st April
See this link for the latest government advice regarding student loans and repayments: 
Tuesday 24th March
Monday 23rd March
Friday 20th March
Scientific advice is clear that students should stay at home if they can- to stay safe and to limit the spread of the virus. If you are a keyworker (please see here) or if you believe your child is more vulnerable/at risk at home, then please text SAFE to 83123 with your child's name and DOB by 2pm today and a member of the team will be in touch. 


Thursday 19th March
Thursday 19th March

Message from Middlesbrough College Schools & Admissions Team:

The government announced yesterday evening that A Level & Level 3 course students will not be completing their upcoming exams as normal this year.
We understand the disappointment this will cause, as we know all the hard work and effort you have put in across the year.
We’re currently awaiting further guidance from the government on how grades will be achieved this year. These are unprecedented times but please be reassured that we will be working with the Department for Education to work out what this means for you and to clarify next steps.
We would encourage you to continue on with your studies where possible during this period under the direction of your college or sixth form.
Don’t worry, whatever happens we will be here to support you and your next steps in education. 
We know that everyone has more to offer than just their exam grades. Every student has interests, skills and hidden talents that define who you are and where you will go in life.
During our enrolment period, we will make sure you are fully supported in starting your chosen course.
If you are planning on studying a higher education course with us in September, we will be in touch soon with further updates.


Thursday 19th March

Message from Middlesbrough College Schools & Admissions Team:

The government announced yesterday evening that year 11 students will not be completing their GCSE exams as normal this year.
We understand the disappointment this will cause, as we know all the hard work and effort you have put in across the year.
We’re currently awaiting further guidance from the government on how GCSE grades will be graded this year.
We would encourage you to continue on with your studies where possible during this period under the direction of your school.
Don’t worry, whatever happens you’re guaranteed a place to study at Middlesbrough College in September. 
We know that everyone has more to offer than just their exam grades. Every student has interests, skills and hidden talents that define who you are and where you will go in life.
During our enrolment period, we will make sure you are fully supported in starting your chosen courses.
We will be in touch soon with further updates.


Thursday 19th March
Please see the below letters as an update to the Government Guidelines for the closure of Colleges. 

Tuesday 17th March

In order to protect the wellbeing of our College community and yourself, we are moving to online learning for our students.

All of our full time study programme classes will move online from Wednesday 18th March.

All of our adult full and part time, HE and apprenticeship provision will move online from Monday 23rd March. In the rare situations where this is not possible, any students still studying will be provided with paper based resources.

All commercial courses/ new short courses will be deferred.

If you have an underlying health condition or if you are pregnant you should work from home immediately. Any students showing any of the Coronavirus symptoms should self-isolate immediately as per the government guidance.

We have spent many years building up an excellent suite of online resources and virtual learning environments and coupled with our highly trained staff we are confident that with your support, we can ensure you successfully complete and excel in your studies.  

These are truly unprecedented times and I wish you and your families good health and calm spirits.

If we can offer one piece of advice during this testing time it would be this: Remember to take time every day to do something for your body, your mind and your soul. 

Look out for one another and those around you and we very much look forward to seeing you all soon.



Friday 13th March


Thursday 12th March

Latest Government Guidelines:

If you have a new persistent cough or a high temperature please stay home and self-isolate. 
Please follow the usual College absence procedures and contact your attendance officer and inform them of your absence.


There is currently an outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) that is believed to have started in China.

As you may be aware there is currently an international outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) that is believed to have started in China. Although there are no cases at the College at this time.

The information about Coronavirus is being updated daily and we are monitoring the advice and guidance of the Department for Education, Public Health England as well as information on the NHS website regularly. 

At present, the advice is that no College should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England. 

There are clear guidelines for Colleges and we will continue to follow these and in the event of any increase in risk or suspected case of infection, the recommended course of action is set out very clearly in the guidance and will be followed. 

We shall keep you informed of any further change to advice and will keep you updated on any actions taken. 

There is a new Department for Education Coronavirus helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday) 

Within College, staff are reminding students about the importance of hygiene, particularly with regard to increasing regular handwashing, covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, using and disposing of tissues as well as avoiding close contact with people who are unwell. 

If you, or your son/ daughter has recently travelled back from any of the countries currently identified as being at risk, including northern Italy, please contact the College so that we are able to support you and ensure that any communication to other families is accurate and helpful.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Student Services Team on studentservices@mbro.ac.uk or 01642 333606.


The latest information can be found here:

- Updates on COVID-19
Guidance for educational settings
- Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas