Students at The Bedford College Group have been sent inspirational messages from celebrities encouraging them to keep working hard during the lockdown.
From TOWIE’s Gemma Collins, to Australian “Neighbours” star Alan Fletcher, Queen Bee of Goggle Box Sandra Martin, to paralympic swimmer Jack Bridge and drag queen Davina de Campo, the stars have been posting special videos on the Students Union Instagram page @live_bcgsu.
The connections were made by the Group’s Student Services team who have been maintaining links with students throughout the campus closures.
“Even though our students are not here in class, we have been staying in touch, supporting and advising them about what will be happening here at The Bedford College Group,” said Will Sparrow of Student Services.
Questions range from issues on progression from their course to another within the Group, UCAS application / clearing advice, SFE applications, bursary and other financial support packages or general careers advice.
The trained careers team are still offering the much needed 1:1 support via ‘Skype for Business’, emails, and online careers sessions, some outside normal working hours, to support learners.
In addition Student Services are in regular touch with students to support their welfare.
Naj Mistry speaks for the team when he says: “We have made changes to support students who may have experienced changes in their home or financial circumstances during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and are now wondering what the future holds for them. But rest assured we are all here to help.”
Those who would like to sign up from September to The Bedford College Group at Bedfordshire or Northamptonshire can enjoy similar support with some exciting new access activities via www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk