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The wellbeing of staff and students is our priority.

Covid-19 Update: 13 January 2021

Our priority is to provide a safe learning, research and working environment for all our students and staff, while also protecting our local communities. We must play our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19 in our communities and request you follow the latest Scottish Government guidance closely.

We have all been asked to stay at home, and only leave home for essential purposes.

As a result, we have taken the difficult decision to:

  • suspend most face-to-face classes on all our campuses until the end of February
  • suspend most placements until the end of February

All students should continue their studies online.

There will be a few exceptions for some subject areas and for some students where the successful completion of your course depends on you attending a practical class, assessment or placemen.

Our campuses at Linkwood, the Biblical Gardens and Moray Street site will remain closed except for essential staff.

The situation will be kept under continual review and updates will be posted on the college social media and to your student emails. Your lecturers will also keep you fully informed of any changes.

Please note that student funding will not be impacted by this change.

Senior Phase Courses/Foundation Apprenticeships Update: Monday 11 January 2021

As we have now gone into a second Lockdown senior phase pupils and foundation apprentices will be studying from home until at least 1 February 2021. Face to face classes will take place online in Brightspace on a Wednesday as normal, and pupils should all log in to their virtual classroom at 0930 on Wednesday morning. Full update here.

January Start Update: Wednesday 6 January 2021

A number of our course start dates have now changed. Please check your email for updates or for more information contact:

Reception: 01343 576000
MC.Registry.Moray@uhi.ac.uk

Student Services: 01343 576354
Student.Services.Moray@uhi.ac.uk

Our buildings are open with RESTRICTED ACCESS to staff, students and the public. If you’re planning to visit any of our campuses you must make an appointment to gain access to the buildings. We are still very much open for business and we are continuing to deliver learning online where possible.

CURRENT STUDENTS

Please keep an eye on your student email accounts for updates.

If you are a student and have further questions or concerns then your first point of contact should be your course leader e.g. personal academic tutor or use the Red Button

If you need to contact the college in an emergency please email mc.information@uhi.ac.uk and our support teams will respond as soon as possible.

CAMPUS SUPPORT SERVICES

All Moray College UHI support services will continue to operate remotely, please see the range of services available below.

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College Campus Access

College Campus Access

Our buildings are now open with RESTRICTED ACCESS to staff, students and the public. If you’re planning to visit any of our campuses you must make an appointment to gain access to the buildings.

We want you to feel happy and confident about accessing our facilities, so we’ve introduced some changes on campus over the summer period to ensure your health, safety and wellbeing. Read our latest update on returning to campus:

Important information for new and returning students

Majority of our teaching will remain online, if your course is not online, you will receive more information about accessing the building via email.

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Student Finance

Student Finance

If you are looking for guidance or advice on student finance please contact our Student Finance team with your questions by emailing: student.finance.moray@uhi.ac.uk

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Student Residences

Student Residences

Students considering applying for university accommodation, should apply as normal.  If you apply for a room and then cannot travel, we will be as flexible as possible to allow you to defer to a later date.

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Student Guidance

Student Guidance

The Student Services team will continue to provide support remotely for all student guidance issues, including safeguarding concerns. All queries for current students should contact:

Learning Development Workers

The LDW team will continue to make contact during support throughout the closure period:

  • Fiona McDonald
  • Lorraine Campbell
  • Ian Folly
  • Liz Masson

Student Services

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Guidance support for new applications for 2021

Guidance support for new applications for 2021

We know that things are a little different right now, and you may be wondering how this affects
your options for studying with us. The good news is we still have places available in a wide range of subjects. Get in touch if you have any questions or looking for advice.

We're here for you:

Student Services

  • 01343 576354
  • Student.Services.Moray@uhi.ac.uk
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Admissions 2020/21

Admissions 2020/21

Our admissions process is changing due to the restrictions on face to face meetings. Further education applicants will no longer be required to attend a pre-start interview, instead, all applications will be reviewed by the academic course team.

Academic course teams will base their decision on current qualifications, pending qualifications and the personal statement provided.

The outcome of an application for both further and higher education direct applicants will be communicated through the e-mail address provided during online application, it is essential that you monitor this e-mail address.

There is no change to the process for UCAS applicants, details of application outcome will be accessible through the online UCAS track service.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact admissions.moray@uhi.ac.uk

We will endeavour to respond to all applications for admission as soon as possible.

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Learner Support

Learner Support

Although the Learner Support team cannot provide face to face support at this time, the team will endeavour to provide support for students remotely via phone, email, Skype for Business and/or Cisco Webex. 

Personal Learning Support Plans (PLSPs), study support and wellbeing can be delivered in this way so please contact Anne Taylor or the member of staff who has been supporting you, to discuss how best we can make this work for you.

The College support team are aware that this is a stressful and uncertain time for all so please, feel able to contact even if it’s just for a reassuring chat.

All Learner Support Staff will be available via email and will be in continued contact with each other.

If you are unsure of the staff member in Learner Support that you have been working with (name or contact details) please contact Anne Taylor and she will ensure that they receive the message.

Useful information

Anne Taylor, Learner Support Manager: anne.taylor.moray@uhi.ac.uk

Elaine Massie, Learner Support Clerical Assistant: elaine.massie.moray@uhi.ac.uk

Study Bar at Main Campus

If you are new to the Study Bar please contact: TheStudyBar.Moray@uhi.ac.uk or watch our video to find out what the Study Bar can help you with. 

  • Anne Findlay
  • Karen Henderson
  • Fiona Cumming
  • Joan Scott (also covering Linkwood Technology Centre)

Wellbeing

For new referrals please contact Anne Taylor.

  • Louise Calder
  • Linda Reid

PLSP/Disability Support

For new referrals please contact Elaine Massie.

  • Anne Taylor
  • Linda Reid
  • Helen Wallach
  • Sarah Zakeri
  • Anne Findlay
  • Karen Henderson

The Scottish Government is providing accessible videos on Covid-19 updates. The British Deaf Association also has a number of resources and relevant information on BSL.

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IT and Brightspace Support

IT and Brightspace Support

UHI LIS team guidance
Please check the support guides before contacting the service desk.

Contact service desk 
Please note that IT teams around the partnership are likely to be very busy at this time.

Support accessing Brightspace

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Library Services

Library Services

Please, make the most of our e-resources.

Due to the new (January 2021) Tier 4 restrictions, the Library Service has made a few amendments to service delivery:

  • Click-and-Collect is currently suspended
  • All books will be sent by post. They must also be returned by post.

To request books, check our catalogue and fill the request form. You will receive a returns label that you should use to return books.

If you need to return books and have not received a returns label, please send them to Freepost UHI LIBRARIES (no postage or further details needed).

You might receive an overdue notice when you have already sent the books back. This is because books need to be quarantined for 72 hours when we get them. In this case, simply ignore the overdue notice.

More information can be found on our online Library guide.

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College Nursery

College Nursery

The Nursery Manager will continue to provide updates to all parents and carers.

Please email any questions or concerns to Patricia Eddie: Patricia.Eddie.Moray@uhi.ac.uk