COVID-19: Student FAQs

How is City of Glasgow College affected by the changed Coronavirus restriction levels?

Following the Scottish Government's review of the lockdown restrictions on Tuesday 1 June, most learning and teaching will remain online. However, a number of students are currently permitted on campus - mostly for those completing practical courses. Check your timetable to confirm if your course is included. 

If you are scheduled to be on campus you should attend and please remember FACTS and follow all on-campus safety advice. Free Covid-19 lateral-flow test kits are also available for collection. While the tests are voluntary, we strongly encourage you to make use of them at home.  The test kits are for anyone who does not have symptoms of Covid-19.  If you are displaying symptoms or think you might have coronavirus, please do not come into college.

How does this affect learning and teaching?

The new restrictions allow an increased number of practical courses to be held on campus. Most courses will still be delivered online. If you need any advice on your course, please contact your lecturer. 

How long will the new arrangements stay in place?

The Scottish Government is expected to review these measures in a week's time.  Our website and social media channels will be updated regularly in line with those, so please check in with us.

Who do I contact if I am ill/have coronavirus symptoms?

If you are unwell/have symptoms of or test positive for Covid-19, do not come into college. Tell us immediately by contacting covidsymptoms@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk. It is important you also keep us updated on how you are doing so we can support you back to college. Your attendance record will not be affected by a Covid-related absence. 

Will my funding/hardship/bursary money be affected?

Your funding will not be affected if you have Coronavirus or have been asked to self-isolate. If you are concerned about finances or need support, please contact our studentadvisors@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

What about travel?

From Monday 26 April, non-essential travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK, as well as the wider common travel, is allowed. If you are invited to a class in college, you are allowed to travel to and from the campus. More guidance is available on the Scottish Government website

Will I still have access to student support?

In line with our digital learning approach, all our student support services are offered online. Student Services offer help and advice with applications, funding, childcare, learning support, wellbeing and more.

Can I come into college to use the library?

City and Riverside campus libraries are open Monday to Friday, from 9.30am - 4.30pm.  The library team are also available online Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.  Items can be returned to Riverside (outside library entrance) and at level 4 City campus. Click and collect is also available via your library account. For further information, visit our dedicated library information page. 

Are study spaces available in the library?

Study spaces are available at both campus libraries, you must book in advance. Choose: Apps > bookings > book a study space and enter the date and time.  If you need support, please email our helpdesk - library@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk 

I don't have access to a computer, can the college help?

Please speak to your lecturer if you need further information or support with accessing online classes. There is a student laptop loan scheme which you may be eligible for.

My course includes a work placement: will that happen?

We want you to have the best possible student experience with us and our industry partners to ensure you are work-ready when you finish your studies. Working with our partners, we are considering how you will still gain work experience safely as part of your course (where applicable). Once we have more detail on that we will share it with you.

What about students in Halls of Residence?

Students who chose to stay in our Halls of Residences will continue to be supported while there. If you have any queries regarding your residence lease, please contact accommodation@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 375 5534.

International Students

Our 1+1 students are currently studying via online learning.  Year 1 students currently studying at our partner institutions in India and Pakistan will be given further information by their partner institution on the plans for joining year 2 in September.

We've updated our advice for EU students Brexit FAQs

For more information please see UK Council for International Student Affairs website.

What about part-time courses?

For students on part time vocational courses e.g. NC/HNC/HND/Diploma/Professional courses, we will advise you on new timetables when we have more detail.

I am in the shielding category, what will I do?

The college is supporting health and government guidance on shielding and self-isolation. All students who have underlying health conditions or circumstances that may make them particularly vulnerable should minimise contact with people outside your own household if you can. 

I am concerned about my employment or redundancy. Where can I find information?

Skills Development Scotland has lots of advice on employment and redundancy and has created a new service to support those seeking employment at this critical time. The Job Hub brings together immediate job opportunities from employers across Scotland.

How do I keep updated about the latest information on Coronavirus (Covid-19) and college?

This page, our college intranet, social media and MyCity will be kept up to date. As this is an ongoing situation, we are asking you to check these pages regularly to keep informed of the latest advice.

If you would like to speak to someone about your concerns, contact studentadvisors@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk.

Helpful Links