I’m sure you will have heard that the examinations you had planned to take this summer have unfortunately now been cancelled.
We appreciate how disappointed and upset you must be feeling given that you won’t get the opportunity to showcase all the hard work you have undertaken over the past couple of years.
We are currently awaiting further details on how your work and performance will be assessed, although we believe this will be based on your assessment being marked by your lecturers.
As soon as we have clarity on this we will let you know. But in the meantime I would like to give you some advice that will help you to achieve the best grades possible and allow you to take your next step, which may include a higher level course at a top university, an apprenticeship, a job or progress further within the College.
The advice is please don’t forget your studies.
Assessments and grades will certainly be based on work undertaken to date and therefore there could be opportunities to both tidy up and possibly even improve this work.
At the same time assessments etc. could be based on future work provided by lecturers through a mix of live and pre-recorded sessions or set work. Therefore, it is important you keep in contact with your lecturers and tutors, in accordance with your set timetable, and by the method your tutors have set out.
Already some universities and employers are indicating that future interviews will enquire how students used their time effectively to study and learn during the Covid-19 outbreak.
We firmly believe that if you successfully complete all of your course, then this will put you ahead of other students who may not follow this advice, both in terms of securing the best offers from universities and employers.
The next few months may be very different for all of us, but that doesn’t mean we’re not still thinking of your future. As our students, we are committed to giving you the greatest number of opportunities possible.
So please keep up the hard work, and with the continued support of your lecturers and the College, I have no doubt whatsoever that you can still achieve everything you want to.
posted on 25 Mar 2020
My name is Hari and I have recently started work with VocalEyes as a community champion in Llansamlet and Morriston. I like to play music and love nature. I'm really excited about the idea of working with the local people to help them make positive changes to their areas.
posted on 23 Mar 2020
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posted on 18 Mar 2020
At this time we ask you all to remain calm, practise good hand hygiene ( there are a number of videos on how to CORRECTLY to this) and focus on your studies.
For further information follow the link below
posted on 18 Mar 2020
There will be nomination/application forms available to pick up from your campus reception areas.
The nomination period is from Monday the 16th to Thursday 26th March.
If you are interested in running please hand in your nomination form to your campus reception area or the enrichment office in Tycoch.
Good luck and happy campaigning!
posted on 13 Mar 2020
There was also a request for more vegan snack and sweet options and we now have an additional vegan snack bar being sold across campus and Vegan Magnum Ice creams are also available.
We see this as a brilliant and positive start top improving our catering offerings and want to thank everyone for your comments and suggestions to make this happen.
posted on 27 Feb 2020
This option has been requested often and we are really glad to be bringing this to you. We are constantly improving the service at the college and through the help of VocalEyes and talking to you all we are going far. Let's keep this up.
Student Union President
posted on 17 Feb 2020
Thank you everyone who participated in the vote it's fantastic to see such high levels of engagement, with over 1000 votes cast.
We are excited to announce that the item with the most votes winning over 50% of all votes cast was for subsidised food/ meal deals.
Over the next few weeks the college management team will be working alongside the catering manager to implement these changes.
Once more just a massive thank you for your participation - we're so excited to have YOU the student a part of making decisions that effect the student body.
posted on 10 Feb 2020
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posted on 27 Jan 2020
We are very excited to announce our new Vocaleyes Platform. This is a place for students to get involved with projects, ideas and discuss any issues that you think we need to address. This is YOUR platform.
This News Tab will have a weekly newsletter update for you to hear whats going on around our campuses, the Student Association, and our local area.
We are excited to tell you about our Project Green! This SA project will highlight Sustainability and Climate Change on and off Campus, and encourage you all to get involved. Our planet is in crisis, and it will impact us all. This is our future, and our children's future. We need to make a change!
Get involved in our Project Green, our Gardening Club, our Media Working Group, and our upcoming Debate Club!
Come and see us in the SA to get involved.. check out the noticeboards for any updates too.
Speak soon :)
Student Association President
posted on 27 Jan 2020
Your Student Union Management Group have listened to your views and have now a substantial fund (up to £15,000 ) to spend on issues that are prominent to you as students.
From taking on your feedback on the 8 ways to having your say we have discussed purchasing the following:
1) Free Breakfast for a term
2) Charging ports in common spaces
3) Subsidised food – i.e. meal deal (£1)example.
4) Water fountains
5) Free stationary set for students
6) Free metal / water bottles
Any other suggestions – these need to be commented on below by Friday 31st January 2020.
We would like you to vote on the above suggestions to spend the money.
Each of the above will be put down as a motion on Vocal Eyes, all you have to do is vote for which you would prefer the money to be spent on.
posted on 23 Jan 2020
posted on 14 Jan 2020
Big huge thank you to Elysium Bar for providing the venue for free. To the amazing bands CopperCaille and the Balkaneers for organising the event and playing for free.
To Michelle Huggins for all her hard work raising the gifts for the auction. To everyone who donated gifts for the auction and raffle. To Lisa Harley and Kira for calling the auction. And to everybody who came and supported and put some money in the donations box.
posted on 20 Dec 2019