Your classes will continue to run to the current timetable to minimise disruption, unless we contact you to tell you otherwise
You should already have been provided with links to access your lessons – if you have not received these, or are having technical difficulties, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All student services can also be accessed online in the usual way via our VLE or using the contact emails found in your Student Handbook.
We are monitoring the early stages of online delivery to ensure platforms are working properly and that students are successfully participating. We shortly be collecting feedback from you about how things are going and how we can improve the service.
Your student finance arrangementscurrently remain unaffected;however we require you to log on to online classes in order for us to record your attendance. If you do not continue to attend online, this will be treated the same way as if you did not attend a class and you will need to excuse your absence in the usual way. Failing to participate may affect your eligibility for student financial support.
It is important that you use correct email and name when joining online classes so that your attendance is marked correctly.
Is my campus open?
From Monday, the 18th May 2020, Academic Support Centres and Student Support Services will be open for students who may want a face-to-face support.
Our computer labs also remain open to staff and students to support your work and study, with social distancing measures in place. The labs will be open from 10am to 6pm every day.
Security cover is in place. Our enhanced cleaning protocols will also remain in place across our campuses in order to comply with Government guidelines.
What does ‘online learning’ mean?
This means that students can continue to study via the School’s VLE but do not need to attend classes in person.
Moving to online learning can be quite a transition, but our support staff are on hand to help you every step of the way.
How will I be assessed?
Learning aids and assessments are available through the FSB’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
You must continue to check the VLE for most accurate information regarding your deadlines.
What will happen now to my formal exams and on-campus assessments?
You’ll be asked to complete a different assessment and submit it online. Please continue to check Blackboard and VLE for most accurate information regarding your deadlines.
Should I still submit coursework?
Yes. If you have been set coursework, you should continue to work on this as usual and submit online by the agreed deadline.
Will this affect my Student Finance England (SFE) payments?
The Student Loans Company has confirmed that students will receive the scheduled or next instalment of their maintenance loan.
Will I be able to graduate this year?
We do not have any formal notices at present but will update this section as soon as we do.
Do I have to attend the work placements?
Students should not be attending work placements UNLESS this is their ‘normal’ place of work and they are an essential service provider.
What if I get ill?
Our normal mitigating circumstances policy applies if you are unable to engage with your programme owing to illness, injury or any other unforeseen reason. We understand that for some people, the Coronavirus can take time to fully recuperate from and we will be mindful of this when giving special consideration.
What you can expect when using VLE
- daily communications from an academic
- webinars which can be watched live
- details about how we will conduct assessments, should we need to change this
- learning materials and activities for all modules
- online assessments
- additional useful online resources
You can expect the following additional support:
- regular updates by email
- access to support from Student Services, the IT team and Academic support staff
We expect student to:
- log into VLE at least once a day and for all scheduled lessons
- check your announcements daily to ensure you are up to date with news about your modules
- check your module assessment pages. This is where we will provide further guidance about any changes to normal assessment – it is important that you check this regularly to understand what to do and when.
If you are having problems accessing you programme materials and lessons, please contact the helpdesk on:
T: 020 8681 8305
Please email your allocated Personal Tutor in the first instance or email the Dean of your campus for further assistance.
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