A warm welcome to our second Head of Campus - Student Experience update.
We have now just completed our first round of Progress Reviews and it has been great to hear just how valuable our students found the opportunity to talk about their progress in college with their teachers. It really has provided a great focus as term one draws to a close and we approach term two and into our first round of Progress Review events whereby we get to speak with parents.
This week we had our first student representative focus group, an opportunity for students to give us feedback on college life. This was well attended, with many students giving us constructive feedback on their time at college so far. If you have any feedback from your perspective, please do not hesitate to contact me.
We have launched our Food Bank Donation Appeal this week which has attracted so many generous donations already. It’s heart-warming to be reminded just how much our college community cares for each other and the community in which we serve – thank you to everyone that has donated something that can be gifted to those in our local community that need the most help at this time of year.
I would like the opportunity to share with you on a new initiative which will positively impact our students’ experience. As an organisation, we now offer BorrowBox to staff and students. This is an online free library service to access ebooks. To start using BorrowBox, students just need to register. Simply download the app from the app store, select 'Activate Learning Group' when prompted and sign in with Activate Learning credentials. It really is as simple as that.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you well over the upcoming festive period. Our term will end on December 18 and the campus will close on December 22, re-opening on January 4. I hope you can enjoy a restful break and time with loved ones, and I look forward to a brand-new year.
Head of Campus - Student Experience at Farnham College
We are changing the way that we inform you about COVID-19 cases on campus as we recognise that people might want to be able to access the information for themselves, rather than relying on us sending the information to you. We will now be updating our COVID-19 pages to show you the total number of cases by campus and the number of cases in the past week, broken down by staff and student.