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COVID-19 Update - 22 April 2022

If you become symptomatic for COVID-19 you should take a test immediately. (Please visit the NHS website to see the current list of COVID-19 official symptoms). If you test positive for COVID-19, you are no longer legally required to self-isolate, but you are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with others for at least five full days.

If you have a temperature or are unwell, please stay at home and avoid contact with others where possible. If you are sick and unable to attend lessons, you must inform the College as per the Sickness Reporting guidelines below.

If you are unable to attend college in person because you have tested positive for COVID-19 but are well enough to join lessons remotely, the text should say SELF followed by a space and your College ID number, for example: SELF ABC12345678.

You should not attend any examinations if you have tested positive for COVID-19 and must let the College know via text message, as detailed below.

You can return to College when you are well enough and don't have a high temperature.

UCAS

Students can now register on UCAS.com for Apply 2022. Use the buzzword futures22 to link your application to Northampton College. The Futures team can offer support with all stages of your UCAS application including personal statement advice. Email Futures to get in touch with a Futures adviser.

Sickness Reporting

If you are sick and you are unable to attend your lessons, you must inform the College before 9.00 am on each day of your absence. You can do this by sending a text to 07860 022 842. Your text should say SICK followed by a space and your College ID number, for example: SICK ABC12345678 If you are self-isolating type SELF followed by a space and your College ID number, for example: SELF ABC12345678. You will then receive an acknowledgment that the College has been informed of your absence shortly afterwards.

Enrichment Bookings

The college's enrichment programme offers a wide range of free activities that you can get involved in. These activities are designed to enhance your time at college. Check out the full list of activities, for further information please contact Gavin Spence in Student Services.

Computer School

The college has subscribed to the ComputerSchool.net where you can find a range of digital resources. It covers basic IT skills, tips for using Microsoft, Google and Adobe products, also cyber safety and programming courses. It is a good starting point for developing skills in IT and learning different applications/software. This is available to both staff and students. The password to access the resources is: nc232

Student Union Elections 2022-23

Congratulations to Bradley Stapleton and Molly Pick for winning the 2022-23 NCSU elections for the below positions:

  • Student President & Governor: Bradley Stapleton
  • Student Vice President & Governor: Molly Pick

Student Ambassador Recruitment 2021-22

Please let your Students know about the Student Ambassador 2021-22 roles at the college that we are currently recruiting for. As a Student Ambassador, you will be expected to: Attend open events, meeting with prospective students and their parents. Take part in various focus groups with different departments in the college. Assist with college visitors as and when required. Assist the Student Union with Charity events. As a Student Ambassador, you will have the chance to be rewarded after taking part in 3 of the above activities. The more you take part, the more you will be rewarded. If any Students are interested in becoming a Student Ambassador, please speak to Gavin Spence in Student Services, or email Gavin Spence.

Totum Card

Students and Staff are allowed to sign up to the TOTUM Discount Card (formerly NUS extra card) that provides lots of discounts at Shops and Restaurants both on the high street and online. £14.99 TOTUM Discount Card (valid for 1 year): Visit Totum for more info on discounts and how to buy your card. You will need a digital photo that you can upload. And you pay for the card online. Once ordered the card will be sent to student services where you can collect it. It normally takes up to 2 weeks for the card to arrive. Students and Staff will need their College ID card with them when they come to collect the card from Student Services to prove they are part of the college.

Enrichment+ Digital Tutorial Programme

With Enrichment+ there are 23 digital tutorial modules for Students to cover. These modules will improve students’ knowledge on a wide range of subjects that will help improve both their physical & mental health and also improve their knowledge in a variety of life skills. Check out the full list of tutorials.