Norland's coronavirus response

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29 June 2020

Further to the continuing revision of government guidance in relation to the Recovery Plan, Norland has revised its Guidance for Interviews and Trials During the COVID-19 pandemic with reference to the latest travel advice for Norlanders working abroad, which can be found in the sections below. 

17 June 2020

We are busy preparing to welcome new and returning students for the 2020/21 academic year. We have created an information document for all our students, as well as a video version, which outlines different provision scenarios that may be in place in September. These scenarios include a range of risk mitigation measures which we will implement depending on the context at the time. The new safety measures we are putting in place ensure students will continue to receive the highest standards of training for which we are famous. In the most likely scenario, we will be adapting the way we teach by introducing a blend of face-to-face onsite and virtual teaching methods, but the vast majority of our teaching will be face-to-face onsite. We will have different social distancing measures in place to help mitigate the risk of transmission such as halving the size of teaching groups for degree modules and for practical classes such as sewing and cooking, which will still enable face-to-face teaching. We have redesigned our timetable to ensure only one-year group will be onsite at a time and are creating ‘bubble’ teaching rooms. There will be some teaching online, but this is minimal. To ensure students feel safe when they are on campus, specially curated personal protective equipment (PPE) packs will be given to all students when they arrive, including a face mask, a face visor, antibacterial wipes and sanitiser, gloves and a digital thermometer.

applicants

We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new students to Set 44 on 7 September 2020. We have shared with you the plans for 2020/21 accompanied by a video outlining the key measures that will be in place. We also ran a Q&A session so you can ask staff any questions you have about any aspect of studying at Norland, including these safety measures. The session was recorded and a link has been sent to all offer-holders and applicants. If you have not received this link or have any further questions, please contact admissions@norland.ac.uk. We will publish our plans on the website and include a link on this page shortly. Please continue to check your emails regularly for more details regarding plans for the 2020/21 academic year. 

If you are still considering applying to Norland for 2020 entry, you may be interested in viewing the recorded sessions from our recent Virtual Open Event by clicking on the link below.

Virtual Open Event

Students and Staff

All students and staff should continue to check their emails regularly for more details regarding Norland’s response to COVID-19. These emails will provide you with further information regarding provision in September including all the various adjustments that we are making to ensure students can progress with their learning and that Norland’s operations can continue from September.

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. 

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Artwork created by Rosie, Set 43

  • Our two mottoes, 'Strength in Adversity' and 'Love Never Faileth' have never seemed more apt. Our hugely talented and creative students have embodied these mottoes incredibly over the past few weeks and have produced some fantastic work to represent them and uplift the Norland community and beyond.

    This artwork was created by Rosie, Set 43.

    To see how members of the Norland community have been volunteering during the pandemic, visit our voluntary response page.

  • Norland's Signing Choir were determined to perform again one last time this academic year. With the vocals of the Norland Choir's performance at the Christmas Carol Service, the Signing Choir performed 'The Music is Always There' from across the country! 

  • Students have been making scrub hats as well as headbands for health workers in order to prevent irritation caused by PPE.

  • Nicola, our Sewing Teaching Assistant, has been sewing scrubs for NHS workers and was interviewed on The One Show as part of this project.

  • “We have been very pleased with the way that our NQN has slotted into our family since arriving in August last year, and our children have become very close to her. This after a great three years with our previous Norlander who they were very close to.

    But over the last couple of weeks, while the world has changed dramatically, she has been amazing. Both my and my wife’s jobs have been very busy and it has been great to know that the children are being looked after by such a superstar. She has come up with routines for the children in a life that has little routine now. This has helped our children deal with the uncertainty and upset to their normal lives. It is wonderful now working from home to hear the giggles come from the children.”

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  • Freja, Set 42, printed Norland's motto 'Strength in Adversity' to make an inspiring bag.

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