SRC NOTICE (Updated Wednesday 13th January 2021)

The College reopened on 4th January in line with guidance issued by the Department for the Economy. The College will remain open, with the majority of teaching delivered online until after the mid-term break (22nd February).

BTEC AND ESSENTIAL SKILLS EXAMINATIONS
In light of the ongoing Covid situation, the College has taken the decision to postpone all BTEC and Essential Skills exams scheduled to take place in January and February. In line with the Minister’s statement on 6th January, no student will be disadvantaged as a result of this decision and further information on assessment arrangements will be provided as soon as possible.

WORK BASED LEARNING – TRAINING FOR SUCCESS (TfS) AND APPRENTICESHIPS
From 14th January the College will further limit the number of TFS and apprentices required to come onsite. All TfS and Apprenticeship training programmes will move to remote learning to the maximum extent possible. It will only be in exceptional circumstances that trainees/apprentices will be required to come onsite and this is likely to be limited to assessment and examinations that cannot be delayed to later in the year. Should you be required to come onsite your Course Co-ordinator will inform you accordingly, so please maintain contact with the College and your lecturers.

PART-TIME/EVENING COURSES
Some part-time courses due to start in January/February may be postponed and those enrolled will be notified with an alternative start date. Some existing part-time courses will revert to online delivery (or be suspended until mid-February) and students will be informed as to the nature of their course delivery.

STUDENT SUPPORT
Learning Resource Centres remain open to students unable to access online lessons from home. Student services and limited canteen facilities are also available to students during this period. Student queries should be directed to Course Co-ordinators. General queries should be emailed to info@src.ac.uk 

Further information is available on the College's Covid-19 information page https://www.src.ac.uk/the-college/covid-19-info 

Counselling Service

College Counselling Services

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Student Counselling

Counselling support for SRC is provided by Inspire.

The following short videos provide information about student counselling and the Support HUB https://www.inspiresupporthub.org/students/videos/src 

 

Counselling Sessions

Student counselling is available for all students in SRC who are struggling with a personal concern such as relationship difficulties, grief, difficult life circumstances, anxiety and depression.

For all Southern Regional College students who are struggling with a personal concern, counselling support is available in partnership with Inspire Students - an independent and confidential counselling service which is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Students often find it useful to get support from a qualified counsellor who will work within strict professional guidelines and can help with whatever difficulty you may be experiencing.

 

Drop-in Counselling (Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, these sessions are paused until normal College services resume. Should you need to speak to a counsellor, please call the Inpsire 24/7 freephone number on 0800 389 5362)

If you need to speak directly with a counsellor, you can drop into one of the sessions outlined below, where a counsellor will be available on campus. The drop-in counselling service is available in Armagh, Newry and Portadown Campuses as follows:

  Start Date Day Time Room
Armagh Campus Tuesday 29th September Tuesday 12pm-2pm LRC Study Room, ARM-304D
Newry Campus Wednesday 23rd September Wednesday 2pm-4pm LRC Study Room 1

 

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone using the counselling service, we encourage students to read the following important COVID-19 safety messages. 

 

Support Hub

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The Inspire Student Support Hub gives students instant access to a range of information, guidance and screening, which is tailored specifically to help care for your individual wellbeing needs.

The hub will help you to create a bespoke wellbeing care-plan, as well as giving you guidance on appropriate support and intervention through guided self-assessment. More information can be found at https://www.inspiresupporthub.org/students

Students can access the Inspire information leaflet here

 

How can I contact Inspire Student Counselling Service?

If you need to speak to a counsellor in confidence, please call Inspire Students on 0800 389 5362 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, you can contact your Personal Tutor or other staff members who can provide you with the information you need.

The Inspire website is https://www.inspirewellbeing.org/students/student-portal/counselling