Norland's coronavirus response
30 April 2020
Whilst the safety of our wider community remains our top priority, staff and students are adapting well to ensure that learning, teaching and assessments continue. The Norland staff have all worked admirably to move the entire college’s operations online. All staff and students are now working and studying from home and stay in contact with each other using Microsoft Teams and our new weekly staff and student newsletters. A virtual staff room has been created to allow staff to have online lunches together and share their experiences of being in lockdown. Student Support has never been more important and is constantly finding new and creative ways to help students navigate their way through the changes. We’ve been delighted to hear about some of the wonderful volunteering activities our students have been undertaking to support their communities, including the incredible sewing of scrubs and masks for the NHS and working at testing centres. We are now starting to plan for returning to the buildings so that, when the time comes, this transition will be as smooth as possible to try and minimise any disruption to Norland’s operations. The Guiding Principles we have established to support and inform our planning and decision-making during the coronavirus epidemic are published below. Read more about how students in each year are continuing with their studies virtually along with all the latest information about Norland’s response to Covid-19 on our coronavirus update page.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new students to Set 44 in September 2020. Whilst we await further updates from the government about the implications of the continuing lockdown, we continue to plan for the new academic year to start on 7 September 2020. We will let you know if this changes and, in the meantime, stay safe and positive. The latest information for applicants can be found on our entry requirements page.
If you are still considering applying to Norland for 2020 entry, you may be interested in attending our Virtual Open Event which is taking place 16-22 May. Find out more and book below.
Students and Staff
All students and staff should check their emails regularly for more details regarding Norland’s response to COVID-19. These emails outline all the various adjustments that have been made to ensure students can progress with their learning and that Norland’s operations can continue.
NQNs and Norlanders
The latest information for NQNs and Norlanders, including answers to some commonly asked questions, can be found on the Norlander section of the website.
Clients of NQNs and Norlanders
Information for clients of NQNs and Norlanders can be found on our help and advice page.
Support and Advice
During these difficult times, it's important that we look out for each other. On our blog, we're providing a range of information that we hope you'll find useful. This includes how to talk to children about coronavirus and supporting children during stressful times, as well as recipe and activity ideas that you can get the entire family involved with in the weeks ahead.
Artwork created by Rosie, Set 43