Resuming Campus Operations FAQ

Page reviewed 19 October 2020

Due to COVID-19, we have a blended approach to learning for session 20/21.  This may include face-to-face learning in the classroom, remote learning off-campus and digital learning. 

 

 

Yes, the number of students in each classroom has been reduced to comply with physical distancing requirements.  Depending on the campus, this ranges from 6 to 11 students per room.  Students are timetabled to specific classrooms, where possible, to minimise movement around campus.

Students should only be on-campus for timetabled classes/essential college work they cannot do remotely.

If you have anxieties about the current situation and feel you would benefit from additional wellbeing support – please drop an email to wellbeing@forthvalley.ac.uk or contact learneradvisers@forthvalley.ac.uk  

Forth Valley College students can also access Togetherall– an online service for people who are feeling anxious or stressed, which also has good advice for keeping healthy both physically and mentally. Students can access the free service by visiting togetherall.com and registering using their college email address.  There is lots of advice and guidance and there are also forums available 24/7 where other members can offer support overseen by trained professionals.  

The Scottish Government have provided new guidance on the requirement for face coverings whilst on campus and this will take effect immediately. This applies to all colleges and universities across Scotland.

Unless you are exempt, you are advised as outlined in the Scottish Government Guidelines to wear a face covering when you are on campus.

Face coverings should only be removed when you are seated in a classroom, other teaching environments, workrooms or within our canteens unless otherwise advised.

 

Anyone with symptoms should not attend College and contact the NHS to follow their test and protect procedure.  Please log your absence via myinfo as normal.

We are currently working with our industry partners to agree on our approach to work placements.

 

College SDS Advisers are available to offer careers guidance and support.

Please contact gillian.wilson@sds.co.uk (Falkirk), christine.blair@sds.co.uk (Stirling) and adam.nicolson@sds.co.uk (Alloa).

We may contact you using either your college email address or the email address you used for your application.   Please check both accounts regularly.   Please update our Student Records Team if your contact details (including your telephone number) have changed – drop an email to Student.Applications@forthvalley.ac.uk

We would encourage students with concerns to drop an email to their Curriculum Manager for this information to be logged.  Click here for contact details. 

 

No, our aim is to ensure that no student is disadvantaged during this period but you will need to discuss your individual circumstances with our finance team.