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See our Campus Map and key by clicking here.
|Name||Direct dial||Ext / Email:|
|Engineering (CECAMM) – Donna Green||01983 550800||Ext 2339|
|Distance Learning – Cheryl Ross||01983 550784||Ext 2424|
|English and Maths – Katie Bellamy||01983 550662||Ext 2442|
|HoD for math and English and HE, Access to HE, Science, HE coordination, Teaching & Learning, Teacher Ed – Arlene Cooper||01983 550715||Ext 2355|
|Land Based Studies, Construction, Electrical and Motor Vehicle, Creative Industries, Animal Care – Rob Mew||01983 550847||Ext 2487|
|Apprenticeships – Carrie Heath||01983 550627||Ext 2267|
|Head of Foundation Learning and High Needs – Samantha Rooney||01983 550611||Ext 2251|
|Hospitality/Sport & Fitness/Hair & Beauty/ International/Health & Social Care/Travel & Tourism/Accounting/Business/Childhood Studies/ and Public Services – Paul Buckland||01983 550661||Ext 2301|
|Workforce Development – Janet Stevens||01983 550681||Ext 2321|
|Emergency Services (Ambulance, Fire, Police)||(9) 999|
|First aid assistance||01983 526631||Ext 2222|
|Exams Manager – Jan Axford||01983 550596||Ext 2513|
|Learning Resources Centre (LRC)||01983 535201||Ext 2201|
|Learning Support||01983 550811||Ext 2451 SeniorLSA@iwcollege.ac.uk|
|Name:||Direct dial:||Ext / email:|
|Roland White – Assistant Principal – Students, Teaching & Learning and HR (including: Equality & Diversity Lead & Mental Health Lead)||01983 550676||Ext 2316|
|Michelle Campbell – Head of Safeguarding and Student Advocacy||01983 550754||Ext 2394|
|Jane France – Designated Safeguarding officer for Adults with Care and Support Needs||01983 550809||Ext 2447|
|STUDENT SUPPORT:||01983 email@example.com|
|David Hodgkins – Director of Services for Students and HR||01983 550783||Ext 2423|
|Susan Churches – Head of Student Support and Bursary||01983 550709||Ext 2349|
|Mike Joy – Student Mentor||01983 550687||Ext 2327|
– Student Information Advisor
|01983 550833||Ext 2473|
– Student Information Advisor
|01983 550594||Ext 2234|
(Main Campus & CECAMM)
|Margaret Fraser – College Chaplain||07808 798245|
|ADMISSIONS & COURSES/ INFORMATION||01983 firstname.lastname@example.org|
You can find useful dates for your diary, including term dates by clicking here.
You may be eligible for a College Bursary for support towards the costs of travelling to and from college – visit our Financial Support page to find out more.
The College is easily accessible by car via main roads, just off the A3020 dual carriageway. Please note there is a 10mph speed limit within the campus.
There is ample free parking for those visiting or studying at the College.
There are designated car parking bays for ‘blue badge’ holders directly outside the main reception, with additional parking bays between E & A blocks (take first left on approach to college car park via access road).
Other visitors are required to register their vehicle on arrival at Reception.
The College campus is easily accessible by bus. From Newport Bus Station take route 1 and ask for the “top of Hunnyhill bus stop” near College. Take the footpath to Medina Way via the underpass; from the underpass turn right and follow directions in to the College main entrance.
Further timetable and fare details, including information about the key smartcard, are available on the Southern Vectis website.
Many Island cycle paths connect with Newport town centre and bike lockers are located around the campus. There are changing and shower facilities at both the main campus and CECAMM.
There are numerous taxi companies that operate across the Island; visit our ‘Travelling to College’ webpage for further information and contact details.
Travelling by foot The College is only a 10 minute walk from Newport town centre.
Located at The Island Technology Park, Whippingham Road, East Cowes.
You may be eligible for a College Bursary for support towards the costs of travelling to and from CECAMM – visit our Financial Support page to find out more.
It takes approximately 25 minutes to cycle from the College main site to CECAMM. There are bike shelters, changing and shower facilities available on the campus.
Travel time to walk from the College to CECAMM is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.
Travel time from College to CECAMM is approximately 15 minutes.
As with the main College campus, ample free parking is available for those visiting or studying at CECAMM. There are a number of dedicated parking spaces for ‘Blue badge’ holders directly in front of the building entrance, in addition you may safely park anywhere on site.
CECAMM is easily accessible by bus; The nearest bus stops are Campfield Road (Whippingham Heights) or Barton Lodge. When leaving CECAMM, the safest bus stop to use is Whippingham Forge as it has a larger pavement area and a bus shelter.
Route 4 runs Monday – Saturday, up to every 60 minutes. The route starts at Ryde – Binstead – Wootton – Whippingham – Osborne House – East Cowes.
Route 5 runs Monday – Saturday, up to every 20 minutes. The route starts at Newport – Whippingham – Osborne House – East Cowes.
Further timetable and fare details are available on the Southern Vectis website.
Student Voice is exactly what it says – a way for students to have a voice and share their opinions about the college with other students and with college management (governors, managers, your course tutors and the Principal).
It is really important that you have a way to tell us what you think and share your experiences, both good and bad. It means that you can make a difference and influence what happens here at the college.
It only takes one person to raise a valid comment and cause a change.
Previous students’ comments and suggestions have influenced the following:
Student Voice meetings take place throughout the academic year and students from each curriculum section are invited to at least one meeting each year.
If you are interested in taking part, talk to your tutor who can put your name forward. These meetings are attended by the Principal, senior managers and specialists from around the college who can answer your questions.
You can also let us know what you think by completing the annual student survey in January/February. If you feel that we have got something wrong, please tell us so that we can put it right. If this does not help, then there is a complaints procedure you can use. This is available on the ‘Policies & Legal’ area on the website.
If you would like to get more involved with making decisions about the things that affect you in college, why not talk to your tutor about becoming a student rep or a Student Governor, see page 14 of this handbook for more details.
We want to know if you feel we haven’t done as you expect. You can tell us what you would like us to improve either by talking to a member of staff, via a Student Voice meeting, by completing the online student survey or by using our complaints procedure.
Attendance at college is really important – it is expected that you will attend all timetabled classes and activities associated with your qualification.
The qualification you are studying will have an attendance requirement. If you are unwell and cannot attend, or are running late, college you must inform your tutors as soon as possible. eNotify is our preferred method for you or your parents to notify the college of your absence.
If you are in receipt of a college bursary, not attending college will adversely affect this – you will lose money.
If you have a smart phone:
eNotify is a mobile phone app which you can download to your phone. Once you have the app you will be able to simply press a button to let the college know the reason for your absence.
The app is available for Windows, Apple and Android phones:
If you don’t have a smartphone:
Other ways to tell us that you won’t be in college: You can email your tutor directly.
Students can apply to be a student governor on the college’s governing body (known as the Corporation). The role of student governor is both an important and responsible one; it is your chance to play a very active role in the college and to be involved in key decision making.
Usually two student governors are appointed each year, who attend seven Corporation meetings plus a number of other governor events. At the Corporation meetings, you will be able to put forward your views as a student. The college exists for its students and the views of its students are important to ensure that their best interests are reflected in the decisions made.
Each student governor will receive an induction from a member of the college senior management team and be allocated a mentor who is a member of the Corporation.
Becoming a student governor is a very valuable experience which should enhance any university application or employment CV. However, a student governor will have to balance their responsibilities as a governor with ensuring they continue to work hard in their studies.
“I enjoyed being a student governor as it was not only a fresh experience to compliment my course, but greatly enhanced my appreciation for the practices used across the college – as I understood the process and decisions behind them. It was also a good demonstration of proper conduct in a formal environment, which I’m sure will help me later in my career.”
The Isle of Wight College constantly works towards improving the health, safety and wellbeing of the whole college community. In order to achieve this, we work with many different agencies.
During your time at college you may experience issues that you need help with.
We can offer you support if you experience:
‘Being Safe and Feeling Safe’ includes staying safe online.
Here are some useful resources to help you stay safe online:
· Cyberaware is the UK government’s guidance on how to follow their six top tips for staying safe online.
· thinkuknow.co.uk is from National Crime Agency – CEOP, which has advice about staying safe when on a phone, tablet or computer.
· saferinternet.org.uk includes tips, advice, guides and resources for non-experts to help keep safe online.
· childline.org.uk is a great resource to help you keep safe, and what to do when things go wrong. Some of the topics covered are tips to staying safe online, keeping your information secure, and how to spot fake news.
· ceop.police.uk is for safely and securely reporting online sexual abuse, whether you have been the victim of online sexual abuse or you’re worried this is happening to someone that you know.
· reportharmfulcontent.com guides you through reporting and removing harmful material from social media.
Don’t forget, if you are experiencing general anxiety, anxiety related to your experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown, depression or other mental health worries and would like advice or support, the Student Services team will guide you in the right direction.
Young people under the age of 18 and adults with care and support needs are protected by the laws and guidance associated with safeguarding. The college recognises that college governors, members of staff and students have an important role to play in safeguarding the welfare of young people and adults with care and support needs and preventing their abuse.
Incidents of abuse are not common BUT we recognise that any young person aged up to 18 years old and any adults with care and support needs must be safeguarded, whether this is in the home, in school, in college, in the workplace or in any other setting.
The college has a legal duty to protect students being drawn into terrorism and being exposed to extremist views. We do this in a number of ways: talking to you about it in lessons; holding information events during the year; providing you with online information and resources and displays around the college. If you are concerned about you or your friends being radicalised or feel you are at risk of being drawn into terrorism or extremist views, talk to a member of staff who will be happy to help.
The college supports and promotes the concept of fundamental British values. We believe that these values are not just British, they are human rights important to everyone.
The values are:
Childline is there to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.
The NSPCC works with schools and colleges up and down the country through their Speak Out Stay Safe programme, helping children to keep themselves safe. Their projects such as ‘Together for Childhood’ help children who’ve experienced abuse, support parents, and work to transform the way communities come together to prevent child cruelty.
Student behaviour at college is very good – students are tolerant and friendly towards each other.
The college has three clear zero tolerance rules
• Illegal drugs
Students must not possess, use, sell and /or be under the influence of behaviour, mood or mind changing drugs, including alcohol while engaged in activities run or organised by the college.
The Isle of Wight College will not tolerate bullying or harassment of any kind even if it was not intended to hurt.
• Health and safety
There is a clear expectation to comply with health and safety rules and guidelines – not complying with instruction and negligence will NOT be tolerated.
There is a clear disciplinary procedure at the Isle of Wight College, which is available to view on the student portal.
Substance misuse (drugs, legal highs and alcohol)
The Isle of Wight College will not tolerate the use or sale of drugs (behaviour, mood or mind changing), including alcohol, either by students, visitors or staff on the college campus. This includes participating in activities run by the college while under the influence of drugs or alcohol consumed prior to coming into college.
A policy of ZERO TOLERANCE will be adopted towards students / visitors / staff contravening these college rules.
The college reserves the right to involve the necessary authorities in the enforcement of its rules relating to substance misuse. This may include the use of a range of detection methods that are deemed to be appropriate by either the college or the authorities. A full copy of the college’s policy on substance misuse can be found on the student portal.
College statement on smoking:
Bullying and harassment
The Isle of Wight College has zero tolerance to bullying and harassment.
At the college we wish to maintain a learning community where everyone is respected and valued. All students have the right to enjoy their learning and leisure time free from any form of bullying or harassment. No one should have to tolerate bullying because it hinders learning and is harmful.
The college will not tolerate bullying or harassment even if it was not intended to hurt.
We have policies and procedures for dealing with bullying, which have been developed with students, and it is important that you are aware of these.
What is bullying?
Bullying can be defined as the use of passive or active aggression with the intention of hurting another person. It results in pain and distress to the victim and can have far reaching effects on a person and can hinder their ability to learn and achieve.
Bullying may be an isolated incident or occur over a period of time. This means that any unkind action or comment is a form of bullying. Students should support each other and report all incidents of bullying.
Bullying may include the following behaviours or actions:
The college takes all allegations and incidents of bullying seriously. When bullying is reported it will be dealt with swiftly, firmly and in an appropriate manner to ensure that:
In serious cases that involve assault, cyber-bullying or persistent bullying outside the jurisdiction of the college, the police may be contacted by the college.
Need more information?
Our policies and procedures are available on the college website for you to access. In particular if you are concerned that you, or someone you know is being bullied, we urge you to talk to your tutor or student mentor. They can be contacted on tel. 550687 or ext. 2327 or by emailing email@example.com
Students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (SLDD)
Some students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities may be especially vulnerable to bullying. Students and adults with care and support needs who have difficulties communicating will be given the chance to express themselves to a member of staff with appropriate communication skills and/or be provided with an advocate.
Opened in 2017, the Isle of Wight College’s state-of-the-art engineering centre aims to create world-class workers ready and skilled to join businesses across the Island and help assure sustainable long-term economic success for local people and the Island as a whole.
At CECAMM, we offer a variety of courses, ranging from Introductory (foundation level) through to Higher (university level) qualifications. These are offered as full-time and part-time courses and as apprenticeships.
CECAMM has a wide range of training facilities for students and employers, including:
In addition to the learning and study spaces, we have a refectory offering hot and cold meals and snacks at competitive prices. Students have access to outdoor leisure spaces, lockers to secure valuables, changing rooms and showers, as well as bike racks and a large car park.
All of CECAMM’s students also have access to the facilities available at the main college site in Newport. This includes the gym, hair and beauty salons, restaurant and LRC.
Getting in touch with CECAMM Phone 01983 550800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out what facilities we have at the Isle of Wight College, including information about the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and CECAMM by clicking here.
Your tutor will arrange for you to receive your ‘smart’ Student ID Card.
Your Student ID card can be used for:
If you are entitled to free college meals, your Student ID card can be used to access these.
You will be able to add money to your card to spend in the college catering outlets from a secure web portal found at https://monitor.iwcollege.ac.uk/mymonitor
You can also get your parents, or other family members, to sign up in the web portal and they can top up your cashless catering account for you.
Your student ID card also enables you to enjoy a range of discounts at local and national stores, including the following:
The full list of discounts available, which is updated throughout the year, is shown on the LRC section of the student portal.
We understand that students sometimes start college with concerns and potential difficulties. The team within Student Support is able to give objective and confidential advice about a wide range of issues regardless of whether the problem is related to personal circumstances or college studies. If the problem is related to housing or finance, benefits, course fees or child care, home or work, transport or employment there is someone here to help you through it. Find out about The Student Hub by clicking here.
The Isle of Wight College has its own Careers Adviser, Catherine Jackson.
Catherine is registered with the Careers Development Institute as an Advanced Practitioner. All students and potential students have access to impartial information, advice and guidance via individual interviews and group sessions.
Catherine can advise you on options including further education, higher education, employment and apprenticeships. She can also provide advice on UCAS applications, CVs and gaining employment.
Catherine is also happy to support you with higher education funding applications. You can book an appointment with Catherine through Admissions, Student Services and Reception. Find out more about Careers Guidance by clicking here.
The college is never open without First Aiders being on campus. If First Aid is required, please inform your tutor or a member of staff as soon as possible. All incidents must be reported to a member of staff. You may be asked to fill out a record form.
A risk assessment details all the potential hazards and safety considerations attached to an activity. There are risk assessments for all the things you do during your course, from using the computers to going on a day trip. Your tutor may ask you to help write a risk assessment
for your area. Sometimes, there are also safe working practices or ‘safe systems of work’ which detail how to work safely in a particular environment. It is important you know about the risk assessments for your course because YOU must provide a signature or similar to say
you agree to the controls and safe systems of work. Please see page 34 for more information if you have mobility difficulties.
Copies of all the college’s health and safety policies, including risk assessments and a list of first aiders, can be found on the student portal.
Our Equality and Diversity Policy is a core part of college life. The aim is to create an environment in which people treat each other with mutual respect regardless of their protected characteristic: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Being at college may be different from your previous school or place of learning. You will come into contact with people with a broad and diverse range of backgrounds and skills that are different to yours. You may also look, talk, believe in things and dress in a way that looks ‘different’ to others around you.
We all want to be respected for who we are. Part of college life is about understanding and respecting the different views, opinions and choices of those around us. Embracing the diversity of those around us will provide positive opportunities to widen our knowledge of different cultures, faiths, lifestyles and abilities. We expect our staff and students to work together to make sure that everyone here is supported to achieve their own potential without experiencing fear, bullying, harassment or discrimination because of who they are.
You will see and hear people talk about our ‘Equality and Diversity’ policies. These policies are where we have written down in detail ‘the code’ that sets out how we expect people to treat you, and you to treat others. You can find the full policies on the web at www.iwcollege.ac.uk in the Equality and Diversity section.
We are committed to helping students succeed whatever their background or support needs. As a college we have a public duty to support disabled students under the Equality Act 2010.
The governors and staff take their duties under equality law very seriously. They will check that all reasonable adjustments are made to ensure that people with a disability are treated fairly and that they are not placed at any substantial disadvantage. On a practical basis, your tutor or student mentor is on hand to talk to if you have concerns, and will help you to contact other members of staff and support teams as appropriate.
Most areas of the main college site are accessible to students with mobility difficulties and the gym has specialist equipment for wheelchair users. Please see www.iwcollege.ac.uk for further information.
If you are a student with mobility difficulties, your tutor will agree a PEEP with you. This is a personal plan developed with you that details how you will safely leave your building in the event of fire. This will be set up as part of your induction programme.
You can find a copy of our IT Acceptable Use Policy here.
You can find helpful Study Information and IT guides here.
The computers are here to help you with your studies. You can use the internet, email and software provided by the college so that you can complete your projects and college work. As well as college computers, you can connect to wi-fi using your laptop, iPad or other mobile device.
The college uses web filtering to block unacceptable websites (e.g. malware, pornography, etc). The filtering system records all attempts to access inappropriate material and the college will take action against students who break the IT Acceptable Use Policy.
The Isle of Wight College needs to hold and process personal data relating to all its students. It does this in order to provide support and guidance to students, monitor their academic progress and keep relevant, accurate, up-to-date records.
We hold financial, sponsorship and fees data so that we can invoice students correctly and record payments; information on health and disability so that we can properly support students; academic information so we can track progress and provide
appropriate learning and teaching support and opportunities; and many other categories of information in order to run the College, to help and support students and fulfil our legal obligations.
In addition, the College needs to hold and process personal data relating to those seeking to become students (prospective students and applicants). This is in order to support and guide prospective students, assess their academic suitability to enrol on a course, and
facilitate the admission process. This may include assessing their fee status and, for international students, arranging the CAS number used in visa applications. We also hold data on prospective students’ socio-economic and family background to support the
College’s mission to widen access to education.
The College takes the security and integrity of all the personal data it holds very seriously. We have an Information Security Policy and all staff are training in Data Protection. We believe our systems are secure. We do not release information about students to any third
parties outside the College unless we have a legal obligation to do so, or in very specific and limited circumstances or in very serious emergency situations.
The handling of personal data is controlled by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and associated legislation. The College is obliged to make available fuller details of your legal rights under this legislation, including how and why we are processing your personal data. This is achieved through the College’s Privacy Notice which is available on the College ‘Policies & Legal’ web page. General information on Data Protection law is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office at https:/ico.org.uk.
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