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Session 2020/21

Our campuses are open during the summer for limited delivery and to allow us to prepare for session 2021/22.  

The majority of our staff are continuing to work from home and are available virtually to provide support and guidance to our students, partners and stakeholders.  

The College continues to support our partnership work during these unprecedented and challenging times.

All staff are available via email, please see our Contact Us page for key email addresses. To contact individual staff members please email firstname.surname@edinburghcollege.ac.uk.    

Please continue to follow the advice and guidance provided by the Government and NHS to help keep yourself and others safe during this time. You can find information on the current situation across Scotland here.

Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this time.

 

Health and safety on campuses

 To keep everyone safe, we continue to have health and safety measures in place across our campuses. If you are visiting any of our campuses, please ensure you read the guidance below and follow the measures which are in place.

The above guidance is in line with the latest Scottish Government advice.

Please watch this video before attending an Edinburgh College Campus. 

 



Lateral Flow Tests

Free, rapid and easy-to-use COVID-19 tests (lateral flow tests) are available for collection from our campuses. While these tests are voluntary, we strongly encourage students and staff who do not have symptoms of COVID-19, that are required to come on to campus, to use these easy-to-use tests at home. The test kits are for anyone who does not have symptoms of COVID-19. If you are experiencing symptoms, have tested positive, are awaiting the result of a test or are self-isolating – PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO COLLEGE. 

More information on accessing free lateral flow tests can be found here.


While you continue studying from home, we aim to deliver the best possible student experience via our online learning platforms until it is safe for us to welcome students back to our campuses again. The health, safety and wellbeing of our EC community remains our priority and our staff are here to support you every step of the way.  

We will provide regular updates with regards to reopening our campuses as soon as we possibly can.

We have provided information below on this webpage and in Frequently Asked Questions to support you through the remainder of session 2020/21.

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding during what are challenging times for all of us. 


If you have any questions about Session 2020/21, please read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information. 


EC Online


Logging in 

Information on how to log into Your College emails, Moodle and Office 365 can be found here.



Studying at home


Our online Virtual Learning Environment – Moodle – is the place where you will access all of the information you need for your course. This will be linked with Microsoft Teams so that you can take part in online classes and can communicate with your lecturer and classmates.

When you log in to Moodle, you will see a series of videos which are available for you to watch to guide you through studying online at Edinburgh College.

Please use these helpful guides to help you with studying at home:



If you’ve forgotten your Moodle password, watch this video on how to change it:


 


Navigating Moodle: 

 


Here's how to log in to Microsoft: 

 


STUDENT GUIDE - Downloading MyEC App


Student Services Hub


All students can access online support through our Student Services Hub which can be found on the left hand side of your Microsoft Teams on a web browser or on the mobile or desktop app Information on the Student Services Hub will be updated regularly.

You can also access virtual drop-ins with our Student Services staff to ask them any questions you might have about funding, bursaries, attendance, UCAS and any other aspect of student life you might require support with.


EC Cares


The College's EC Cares campaign aims to highlight the mental health and wellbeing support available to all students and staff. We understand that this is an anxious time for everybody and want to reassure you that we're here to help even if you're not in College. 

If you'd like any support or just a chat, contact our Guidance and Wellbeing teams on wellbeing@edinburghcollege.ac.uk. or visit the Wellbeing Hub on Moodle.

All students also have access to SilverCloud, our mental health and wellbeing support partner which provides a range of online programmes to boost your mental health and wellbeing. Register using your EC email address and password.


ECSA

Our Students' Association are also here to help. Please get in touch with them if you need any advice or support via:

Online drop-in - https://ecsa.scot/dropin (10am-4pm, Monday to Friday)
Phone - 0131 297 9500 (10am-4pm, Monday to Friday)


Key contacts

Our teams are working from home to support you with your studies. You can contact them on: 

Student Records team - studentrecords@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
Student funding team - studentfunding@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
Communications team - communications@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
Library staff - library@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
Learning Support team - learning.support@edinburghcollege.ac.uk 



 









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