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News: Not­ting­ham Col­lege donates stu­dent resources to sup­port Nottingham’s response to Covid 19

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Nottingham College Health & Safety Manager Michael Bush with some of the supplies
Nottingham College Health & Safety Manager Michael Bush with some of the supplies

Respond­ing to a call for sup­port from our local health providers, Not­ting­ham Col­lege has col­lect­ed thou­sands of items of PPE from across col­lege cam­pus­es to donate to NHS front­line workers.

The Col­lege has a whole range of pro­tec­tive equip­ment and resources in stock to ensure stu­dents can learn and train safe­ly, and with indus­try stan­dard pro­tec­tive cloth­ing. Whether a stu­dent is study­ing vehi­cle main­te­nance, ani­mal care, access to nurs­ing, hair and beau­ty or cater­ing, all must wear some form of pro­tec­tive clothing.

The Col­lege, in hav­ing closed its doors to class­room-based teach­ing two weeks ago, has stocks of equip­ment that can be bet­ter used by health care pro­fes­sion­als in need. 

Our auto­mo­tive cen­tre, con­struc­tion cen­tre, sci­ence, cater­ing and hair and beau­ty tutors have all donat­ed hun­dreds of pairs of gloves between them. Our con­struc­tion and engi­neer­ing cen­tres have donat­ed masks too and our cen­tre for learn­ers with learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties and dis­abil­i­ties has donat­ed aprons. Our state-of-the-art engi­neer­ing cen­tre at our High­fields cam­pus has donat­ed masks and a much need­ed face fit test kit which enables care givers to have the mask fit­ted to their face to ensure max­i­mum protection. 

The College’s estates team spent last week col­lect­ing all resources and today (Mon­day 6th April) all donat­ed goods will be col­lect­ed by our local NHS teams.

Not­ting­ham Col­lege Chief Exec­u­tive John van de Laarschot said:

Since this cri­sis began it has been so hum­bling to see such gen­eros­i­ty and com­mu­ni­ty spir­it shine through from indi­vid­u­als and busi­ness­es across Not­ting­ham who have come togeth­er to do what they can to sup­port our NHS, oth­er front line work­ers and those who are in need. At Not­ting­ham Col­lege we were keen to do our bit and have worked with local health teams to under­stand what their needs are and what spec­i­fi­ca­tion their PPE needs to con­form to. Luck­i­ly, we’ve been able to utilise resources that would have been used by our stu­dents and tutors, to ensure they can be put to good use by those who need them right now.

We’re proud to have played our small part in sup­port­ing our care givers and front­line work­ers and are con­tin­u­ing to look at oth­er options to con­tin­ue our sup­port. We’re cur­rent­ly review­ing how we best deploy our 3D print­ers at our engi­neer­ing cen­tre and how our staff can sup­port in oth­er ways too.” 

Not­ting­ham Col­lege teach­ers have all moved to online and dis­tance teach­ing to thou­sands of stu­dents across Not­ting­ham and beyond. It has been a mon­u­men­tal shift for teach­ers and stu­dents alike as teach­ers are not only hav­ing to nav­i­gate new tech­nol­o­gy and resources to enable effec­tive online teach­ing and learn­ing, but also hav­ing to get to grips with new guid­ance and pro­ce­dures around grad­ing stu­dents who will not be sit­ting sub­ject or course exams this year. This is a huge­ly stress­ful and dif­fi­cult time for stu­dents and teach­ers encour­age stu­dents to stay in touch with them, using the online tools avail­able, so that they can con­tin­ue to access sup­port, even dur­ing the East­er break.

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  • 6th April 2020 (2:01 PM)
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