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Advice for staff and students on the outbreak of Covid-19

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Advice for staff and students on the outbreak of Covid-19

Please refer regularly to this page for information about the Covid-19 and our response. We will update this page with more information as it becomes available.
Last Updated: 16:15, 17 March 2020

A message from the Principal, Mark Malcomson, 16:15, Tuesday 17 March 2020, 

"As a community we have found ourselves in unprecedented times. Our students and community are at the heart of all that we do. 

Today we have been in conversations with various external bodies, the other London Adult colleges and internal teams. With a heavy heart, we have decided to suspend face to face teaching as of 10pm today (Tuesday 17 March) for the remainder of the Spring term and until we have been given assurances that we can return back to class room teaching. This means that the building and all facilities within it will be closed from this evening. This has been done to ensure the health and wellbeing of the community, taking into account the advice that we are all being given.

Where appropriate, for the remainder of this term we will work to switch to providing learning remotely through email and online where possible. As we teach over 6,000 unique courses a year, please bear with us as we make this transition and we hope you understand that we need to start this process by prioritising courses leading to qualifications.

We will keep you updated on how these plans develop. The digital learning team are working closely with academic departments and they will contact you as and when resources become available. If there is an existing Google Classroom for your course then please go to that. We know you will have many, many questions for us about the implications for your course.  We will be in contact with you as soon as we possibly can but in the meantime please contact with any queries. However, please understand that our staff are under huge pressure at the moment and will need time to give you answers.

We have over a 100 years of supporting Londoners in their learning and providing a community which is truly special.  We will endeavour to do everything we can to continue that crucial role and serve our students.  Your understanding and is hugely appreciated at this time, as is your continued involvement in our wonderful college."


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