We look forward to welcoming all our new and returning students to the College for the 2020/21 academic year.
In light of COVID-19 we have implemented a number of measures to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone at the College. It is important that we respect and adhere to these new measures. Please practice social distancing and follow the one way traffic system around campus. We also encourage students and staff to wear face coverings in public spaces and to use the hand sanitiser available at stations around each campus.
The College remains committed to providing a provision of quality education and training and an enriching student experience. The College is also committed to ensuring that you stay informed about amendments to safety measures should they occur as a result of amended Government guidelines.
Returning to Campus
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, students may be anxious returning to campus. Therefore, we have produced this easy to use, short document which provides advice and guidance on safe practices for everyone while on campus.
Use of Face Coverings
To protect everyone, we encourage the wearing of face coverings while on all campuses. Also please avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
StopCOVID NI. Use the App. Save Lives.
By downloading the StopCOVID NI App you can help stop the spread of coronavirus. It is a free App, delivered by our health service, which supports contract tracing, helps prevent another lockdown and helps save lives.
Covid-19 FAQs for Students
Are SRC campuses opening again?
Yes, all campuses will soon be welcoming students back to the College. Please continue to check the email address you registered during the application process, or your SRC student email account for updates.
How will my course be delivered?
A flexible approach will be taken to course delivery. This will include both face-to-face and online teaching. You will be able to download all your teaching materials from our virtual learning environment, Moodle.
What if I am unable to access Moodle or experience a technical issue?
Guidance and resources to support accessing Moodle will be available for all students in advance of starting their course at SRC. If you continue to have issues please contact your course tutor.
How do I access Moodle when not in College?
To access Moodle, please log onto the SRC website. On the top right of the screen you will be able to see 3 icons. If you click the middle (M) symbol and use your SRC student email address and password, you can log in remotely.
What do I do if I’m concerned about the impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) on my studies?
Please contact your course tutor or personal tutor if you are concerned about the impact on your studies.
What is the College doing to reduce the risk?
The College has moved from providing advice on personal hygiene to taking steps to support social distancing of staff and students. To maintain social distancing along with a safe working environment, we have taken steps that include:
- Hand sanitising stations at numerous locations in College buildings including all entrance areas;
- Directional arrows to control the movement of people around all campuses;
- Restricted use of lifts;
- Additional posters and signage to reinforce the importance of adhering to personal hygiene measures and social distancing;
- Enhanced cleaning of touch points, such as door handles, handrails, lift buttons and vending machines;
- Fixed screens installed where social distancing is difficult e.g. reception areas;
- New arrangements within our canteens, refectories and coffee docks to adhere to social distancing;
- Assessments undertaken on all teaching spaces to determine maximum capacity to comply with the 2 metre guidance.
This position will be kept under review and students should review the College website for further information on a regular basis.
Will I be required to wear a face covering?
SRC encourages the wearing of face coverings in enclosed spaces on the College campuses, including foyers, Learning Resource Centres, meeting rooms, student social areas and in corridors.
If I develop symptoms related to Covid-19 what should I do?
If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (Covid-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 14 days from when your symptoms started. You should also:
- Inform your course tutor, personal tutor or a member of staff immediately;
- If you are on College premises, you may be asked to go straight home and to contact your GP;
- You may be asked to wait in the first aid room or isolation room until someone picks you up;
- You should arrange a Covid test;
- You MUST share the result of the test with your Course Co-ordinator;
- Your wellbeing is the College’s first priority.
Please do not let any concerns about your studies stop you taking this advice.
I am a student and have a condition which means Coronavirus may be more harmful for me - what should I do?
Individuals who have existing conditions should continue to take the usual precautions recommended by the PHA in relation to their health. However, if you remain concerned, you should contact your GP or call NHS 111 to discuss any additional precautions you may need to take.
Where can I access health advice in relation to Covid-19?
Please follow advice published on the PHA website. In the case of medical emergency, please call 999.
I’m concerned about the impact on my mental health - what should I do?
The Covid-19 pandemic may cause you to feel many things including anxiety, stress, worry and frustration. It’s important to remember that it is OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently. There are some simple things you can do to help you take care of your mental health and wellbeing during times of uncertainty. See our Student Wellbeing Tips for some additional advice.
There are also organisations you can contact who can offer advice and support:
- Mind – Coronavirus And Your Wellbeing
- NHS – 10 Tips To Help If You Are Worried About Coronavirus
- The Mental Health Foundation – How to Look After your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak
- Young Minds – Coronavirus Advice and Mental Health Support for Young People
- Student Minds – Looking After Your Mental Health
- Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families – Supporting Young People During Periods of Disruption
- The Office for Students – Mental Health Advice
- 14+ Thinkuknow
Mental Distress Helplines:
- Lifeline Freephone Helpline: 0808 808 8000 (available 24/7). Deaf and hard-of-hearing textphone users can call Lifeline on: 18001 0808 808 8000
- Samaritans: 116 123 (available 24/7)
- Childline: 0800 1111 (visit Childline for the helpline availability details)
Where can I find the latest information about Covid-19?
SRC staff and students are asked to continue to visit and regularly check the following websites for the latest updates and guidance:
Where can I get information on student finance?
For advice on finance related matters please visit the Student Finance section of our website or call us on 0300 123 1223.
Further information on student finance can be obtained from the following organisations: