Installing Chrome

To access Google Chrome when in the Student Zone you will need to install it onto your College student profile and here’s how.

Step 1. Once you are logged into the college computer Type into the Search Bar Software Center

Step 2. Select Google Chrome

Step 3. Select Install

You will now have access to Google Chrome on the College computer. You will unfortunately have to install this on each different machine you use.

Cumbria Future Leaders

Thursday, 25 March 2021

5.00pm – 6.00pm

Covid Patrols Near Educational Premises

For your safety, we have been informed by Cumbria Police that they and partner agencies have created a patrol plan for monitoring, engaging and enforcement, if necessary, of students who may persistently fail to comply with Covid restrictions.

The Police and City Covid Marshals have been tasked with further patrols around school/college opening and closing times and over the lunchtime period.  If large groups are found gathering they will be dispersed and reported incidents involving the same young people may involve further action which might result in fixed penalty notices for the students or parents.  Enforcement is a last resort, Police and Covid Marshals will engage, encourage and advise wherever possible in the first instance.

For your own safety, it is important that you comply with Covid restrictions whilst in College and the surrounding area, including during breaks and lunch and whilst going into the city centre.  Please be aware that these extra patrols will be in operation – it is currently only possible to meet up with one other person from outside your household outdoors.

Making your application stand out!

This month’s theme is to help you make the best application you can. All the tasks are aimed to helping you make a competitive application, whether you are applying for a job or apprenticeship. By the end of the activities you will be able to make a CV which matches the job you’re applying for, and help you make good links between the personal specification and your application form.

Please Read – covid 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 If you have any questions please get in touch by emailing

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


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.

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.



Stonewall | Acceptance without exception

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


PiNC – Pride in North Cumbria

PiNC LGBT+ Youth - Pride in North Cumbria

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.