Have you downloaded the eNotify app?

Download the eNotify app from your app store and you can let College know if you are going to be absent, running late, leaving early or off for any COVID 19 related reasons. The app notifies your tutors right away.

eNotify – Apps on Google Play

Set the app up by using your college email account.

Get in touch with us here at the Student Zone should you have any difficulties

Black History Month

October is a month in which we celebrate inspirational individuals, events and history of people within the black and ethnic community.

The UK has celebrated Black History Month every October since 1987

It is an annual event that also celebrates the contribution made by the generations of those of African and Caribbean descent living in the UK who have shaped Britain’s national and cultural life.

By celebrating Black History Month, here at Carlisle College, we can celebrate the achievements of Black people and challenge continued racism and negative stereotypes.

Find out more with the PowerPoint presentation below.

Work Experience Fact Find

Calling all students! Have you completed your work experience fact find? If not, click the below link to start – it only takes 2 minutes and will really help our work experience team to support you this year.  

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=tyqqqyP8tkuWX6TlgnJfMR81klwj1u5FqhVK9xjp_PNUNUNHQlJPOU5QTkg4UVBOTkw5TDNLSE5JRC4u

Loaned items

We are now accepting returns of book and IT equipment that were loaned out prior to lockdown.

These can be returned to Carlisle College main reception Monday – Thursday between 0830 & 1700. Please enter via main reception.

Study SKills

Hello Future have partnered with MADE Training to bring you a complete online training course and it’s completely free to access!

The bite-sized videos will equip you with the very best mind mapping, note-taking and memory tools aimed at enhancing independent learning, thinking, studying and revising. Most of the most of them and see how to log in below.

How to log on:

  1. Click on to the Hello Future Resources Page: https://www.hellofuture.ac.uk/resources/
  2. Scroll down and click on the ‘Study Skills Videos’ tab
  3. This will take you to the user login page, where students, staff and parents can login with the following details –
    Username: carlislecollege
    Password: rgqb7uc9

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day 2020

This weekend, Saturday 10th October, is World Mental Health Day

To find out more about World Mental Health Day visit: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/world-mental-health-day

During this coronavirus pandemic we have all had to adjust not just the way we study but also the way we live our lives and its more important than ever to consider our physical and emotional wellbeing. Take time out of your day to consider and think about your mental health.

One step at a time the Student Zone is here for you, any problems we are here to help.

Below are some links for advice on how to better take care of ourselves.

Learning Disability Week 2020

Learning Disability Week 2020

The following information is provided by Mencap, visit the mencap website for more details https://www.mencap.org.uk/get-involved/learning-disability-week-2020#involved

Learning Disability Week 2020 will take place online from 15 to 21 June.

The theme of the week is the importance of friendships during lockdown

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have all been living in lockdown. This means that many people with a learning disability are feeling isolated, as they have been unable to see their friends and families.

We know that people with a learning disability already experience high levels of loneliness and social isolation and that this will only have been made worse by the lockdown.

We want to show the importance of friendships to help with tackling isolation, as well as exploring the different ways of maintaining friendships during this unusual time.

Ways to get involved with #LDWeek2020

Create a friendship flag

We know many people with a learning disability will be unable to see their friends in person at the moment.

So we’ve created a pack to help you have a fun video call with your friends!

The pack includes how to make a friendship flag which you could make before your video call that shows all the things you like or miss about your friend.

You can then show your friends on your video call, hang it up at home or share it on social media using the hashtag #LDWeek2020.

Download your friendship flag here….

Principal’s update

20th May 2020

To all our students and apprentices

College Reopening

I hope you and your families are all safe and well, and that you have been making good progress with your learning.

Further to the Government’s announcement on the reopening of schools from 1st June, I am writing to let you know of our response at Carlisle College.

We are planning to reopen the campus to eligible students before the summer break, and this will most likely be sometime in June. However, in this initial phase this will only be for students and apprentices whom we know would benefit from attending the College site to complete their qualification, and the number of students invited in will be relatively small.

Our decision is in line with advice from Public Health England and Central Government and follows the relaxation of some of the lockdown measures. It is the decision of myself as Principal, supported by the Executive Leadership Team and the College Board to decide on a date to reopen our campus. The College puts your safety and wellbeing and that of the staff at the forefront of any decision. We can assure you that our management team has been planning for some time to ensure that any return to college can be managed safely, adhering to guidance and social distancing protocols. The groups of students eligible to return, as per Government guidance, will only be those whom we believe will benefit from some face to face delivery or practical training and assessments which cannot be replicated at home. Our staff will be in a position to contact those students and apprentices in the coming weeks.

No date has yet been set and we will only reopen our campus when:

  • All Government guidance can be met, in full.
  • Individuals, college areas and work tasks have been risk assessed and appropriate mitigation measures are in place.
  • Full consultation has taken place.
  • The Principal, supported by the Executive Leadership Team and the College Board, authorises the action.

If you are in one of these groups, you will be contacted to discuss whether you are able to attend, and your circumstances would make it possible to do so. Whilst we would encourage learners to attend if invited, no-one will be disadvantaged if you are unable or unwilling.  Returning to college will give you the opportunity for face-to-face tuition and completion of practical assessment by your tutors, which cannot be carried out remotely. We do not envisage a full timetable. The aim is to make sure you are up to speed and able to complete your courses successfully. Learning in the virtual classroom will continue for all our students. We will contact you in due course to advise you if you are one of the students eligible to return, of the date we are reopening the College and the strict extra measures to which you will need to adhere.

I also want to put on record how impressed we all are with how you have adapted to the new way of learning in these remarkable circumstances.

I would like to thank you for your understanding and support at this time and wish you every success with the completion of your course this year.

Best wishes

Grant Glendinning

Principal