What to expect in College Session 2021/22
Frequently Asked Questions
We have four campus buildings: Springburn, East End, Easterhouse and West End.
More information and directions at: Information on the 4 main campuses that make up the college. (glasgowkelvin.ac.uk)
Our campus buildings are near or have access to catering facilities for lunches and snacks.
Where there is no on-site shop, we have vending machines which provide food and drink at a reasonable cost. More information at: https://mykelvin.glasgowkelvin.ac.uk/pages/contents/food-and-drink
Most students should be engaging with us sometime during week commencing 23rd August 2021. We are asking the majority of students to Engage Online Only For Your First Class and your Lecturer will explain at that time how your course will operate. Please do not come into our Campus buildings unless instructed to do so by your Lecturer or a member of College staff.
Most courses will take a ‘Blended Learning’ approach to teaching with a mix of on-campus, for practical workshops and classes, and online learning for the first few weeks of the year. We hope to see a move towards an increased volume of face to face learning from November but this will be under review and you will be kept informed. What to expect in College Session 2021/22 (glasgowkelvin.ac.uk)
Advice on your course can be provided by your Lecturer. However, the College has a range of support services to help you on your learning or personal journey – Advice & Guidance, Learner Support, Counselling & Wellbeing, Care Experienced.
More information at: Accessing advice, guidance and support at Glasgow Kelvin College
Once enrolled, students will have to request their ID card by applying for this and providing a head and shoulders photograph, similar to a passport photo.
You can apply through https://apply.glasgowkelvin.ac.uk/WebSite/GKApplications/Login.aspx where you can upload your photograph and your card will be processed and sent to your postal address.
Information and links to the fabulous MyKelvin and Microsoft Teams apps are available at: Information on how to login to different college ICT systems (glasgowkelvin.ac.uk) MyKelvin will be your principal source of information during your course and it’s important that you download this app.
There is a wide range of information to help you relating to Student Funding, Bursaries, Fees, Discretionary Funds and Childcare support available at: Student Funding and Fees for students at Glasgow Kelvin College
You will be added to a student Teams on Microsoft Teams. Within this Team there will be a channel for digital support – we advise you post into this channel to obtain support on applications and IT issues you are experiencing.
If you are having difficulty accessing your IT account then please email the ICT team on email@example.com
If you are eligible, we have laptops which can be loaned for the entire year of your study – please apply via MyKelvin (via the app or at this web address https://mykelvin.glasgowkelvin.ac.uk/ )
The College is working closely with employers to ensure that work placements can go ahead, subject to the COVID guidelines in place at the placement.
More information will be available in the coming weeks through your Lecturer.
For those students who will be gradually coming into our buildings, we have protection measures to ensure a safe and healthy environment for you.
In line with the Scottish Government guidance, we still have some common-sense requirements in place for people using our buildings to protect yourselves and others. Information on the restrictions and guidance is available here: Covid Measures - What you need to do before you start College (glasgowkelvin.ac.uk)
If you think you have COVID symptoms, do not come into College. Inform your lecturer and book a test at your local centre.
If you feel unwell whilst in College buildings, you should return home. Take a self test kit with you and test at home. Under no circumstances should you self test in the College buildings. If your test is positive, you should follow public health guidelines and self isolate.
Though not mandatory, The College recommends that you self test twice a week if you are coming on campus.
Free test kits are available from all campuses
Your tutor will explain the learning programme for your course at your first session which is likely to be online.
You may be aware that colleges are being asked, initially, to limit the numbers using their buildings at any one time and therefore only practical classes will be running at our campus buildings for the first part of the academic year. This is to keep you and your fellow students safe as we ease out of the COVID19 restrictions. Therefore, although there may be a classroom number and campus on your timetable for the first class of your course, we are asking the majority of students to Engage Online Only For Your First Class and your lecturer will explain at that time how your course will operate.
The College will be delivering a programme of ‘Blended Learning’ until October when we plan to move more courses back on campus, subject to Scottish Government guidelines in place at the time.
We have guidance, requirements and handy tips for students when they are engaging in online classes or sessions on Teams. We ask that you read these to prepare yourself for your studies and follow the rules which are there for your protection. This ensure everyone has a pleasant and productive experience online.
This is available at Online Etiquette: https://www.glasgowkelvin.ac.uk/what-to-expect/online-etiquette/
Students are encouraged to use public transport or cycle where possible as this will reduce your carbon footprint and be in line with the College’s Sustainability agenda.
There is either no, or very limited, on-campus parking available for students (apart from disabled access spaces). City Council parking restrictions apply in some campus neighbourhoods, including parking meters.
When parking or driving in the streets surrounding campus buildings, please remember that our College buildings are part of a larger community and we need to respect the homes, families and environment of our local residents and local businesses.