Please Read – covid testing

Testing 

When you return to College, you’ll be invited to take three Covid-19 tests, spaced 3-5 days apart. These tests are designed for people without any symptoms and use a ‘lateral flow device’ which will give you your results in under 30 minutes. Once you’ve completed your three tests at College, you’ll then be given tests you can complete yourself at home. You’ll be asked to do this twice each week and report your results back to us. Testing in this way helps us to identify people who may need to self-isolate and keep everyone at College safe. 

To take part in testing it is important that you complete a consent form. You can complete the consent form here: 

We understand that this might seem a little daunting. We want to assure you that testing is safe and it’s the quickest and simplest way that we can safely return to College. Testing isn’t mandatory but we do encourage you to sign up, as this will help create a safer College for everybody. 

If you have a special educational need and/or disability and need extra support or reasonable adjustments putting in place, please let us know so that we can arrange this. 

You can find more information about testing at College on our website at www.carlisle.ac.uk. If you have any questions please get in touch by emailing info@carlisle.ac.uk

February Engagement Survey

Please can all students complete the below survey. The code you need to enter is your student number without the ‘s’.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Make sure you take time out to take care of your Mental Health & Wellbeing. We have the Fika app available to all students.

You can find more information on our Mental Health & Wellbeing page.

Click on the Portal and the Mental Health & Wellbeing link

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Using Technology to Support your Learning

We would like to ask you how you use technology to support your learning, so we can support you better. This should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete.

All the questions are optional, but please help us improve by answering as many as you can. Your answers are submitted when you click FINISH on the last page.

In replying to the survey please can you focus on your experiences in the last two weeks.

https://insights2021.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ncg-fe-student-202021-insight-survey

LGBT+ History Month

February marks LGBT History month. We have collected together some useful links and resources for your information be sure to check them out!

LGBT History month – The website below has lots of videos and resources on LGBT history, individuals from the past as well as videos from individuals from today.

Why do we use the rainbow as a symbol of LGBT equality?

Rainbow flags tend to be used as a sign of a new era, of hope, or of social change”. Rainbow flags have been used in many places over the centuries: in the German Peasants’ War in the 16th century, as a symbol of the Cooperative movement; as a symbol of peace, especially in Italy; to represent the Tawantin Suyu, or Inca territory, mainly in Peru and Bolivia; by some Druze communities in the Middle east; by the Jewish Autonomous Oblast; to represent the International Order of Rainbow for Girls since the early 1920s; and as a symbol of gay pride and LGBT social movements since the 1970s.
Today, the flag is flown as a sign of inclusion and welcome. When flown outside businesses, or placed in shop windows, it tells LGBT people they can relax, and feel safe to do what others’ take for granted: to hold hands or kiss their partners, to rent a hotel room together, to book a table for Valentines day, to demonstrate their love without hate. As an image, it reminds us of not only the diversity of sexual orientation but also of the diversity of human characteristics as a whole.

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Stonewall

Stonewall | Acceptance without exception

The Stonewall website has lots of information on LGBT history along with lots and activities and resources.

https://www.stonewall.org.uk/

https://www.stonewall.org.uk/about-us/news/stonewall-uprising-50-years-lgbt-history

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PiNC – Pride in North Cumbria

PiNC LGBT+ Youth - Pride in North Cumbria

https://www.prideinnorthcumbria.org/

PiNC in Cumbria is here to help you. Please visit their website for contact details and information.

Advice and support are always available from our experienced youth workers, as well as other group members.

Our usual 2020 drop-in sessions are currently not running because of the coronavirus pandemic. However new in-person sessions are being developed in-line with COVID Safe guidance.

We are also launching more online projects to keep our services going. Check out our new PiNC Blogs for more details. You can find us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information about what we’ve got planned and when.

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Keep in touch survey

Click the link to the survey you need to complete. The code is your student number/person code without the s in front.

Classroom Learners Survey Link (students on long courses)

https://www.qdpsurvey.co.uk/OnlineQuestionnaire?sid=16965

University Student Finance

Are you thinking about applying to university? Would you like to find out more about the costs and support available? In this video you can find out more about the financial costs of university study, but also the support available to help you fund your education.

Virtual Interview Top Tips

This video will give you 5 top tips to handle a virtual interview, and talk through some common mistakes you can easily avoid.

Critical Thinking

As an enrichment project, the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care learners are participating in critical thinking workshops, following the Paideia Method and Socratic questioning. In these workshops they critically explore different dilemmas or topics that make them question their values, beliefs, why and how they think what they think and how their power and relationships influence different situations. These workshops will also work as a way to explore their high order thinking skills and will support to further develop their academic writing skills.

“Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” — Edward de Bono”

Check out these articles our Level 3 students have written

Student Insights survey

The Student Digital Experience Insights Surveyis now LIVE and we want to hear from you! 

You should have received a link via your student email addresses to access the survey. Check your inbox for the survey link and let us know your thoughts. 

We’re all using digital technology to connect with each other and to work and study remotely more than ever. This survey will help us to find out more about how you use it and how it affects your learning experience at Carlisle College. 

Your student experience is really important to us and by sharing your experiences with us, you’ll have the chance to shape the way we use digital as part of your learning in the future. 

Taking part couldn’t be easier. It takes just 10 minutes.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the survey please contact marketing@carlisle.ac.uk