How Hopwood Hall College has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic
Date published: 15 April 2020
A Hopwood student studying at home
This worldwide pandemic has led to unprecedented circumstances for many industries – and the education sector has not been immune to the obstacles it has presented. In just a matter of weeks, there needed to be a complete overhaul of the way in which education was delivered across the country.
Upon assessing the needs of its students and staff, Hopwood Hall College moved its operations online, giving learners access to new lessons and information through the platform ItsLearning.
The college says that students’ attitudes towards the change has 'been nothing short of exceptional' from across different subject areas, whilst those studying Uniformed Public Services or Health and Social Care – our future key workers – are being driven by a new sense of duty as they work towards their goals.
The college is still welcoming applications, with a diverse range of full-time and part-time courses to choose from, including Access and Higher Education options, as virtual campus tours and a virtual open event are being developed, offering future learners the chance to explore the buildings, grounds and unique facilities without leaving their homes.
Principal and CEO, Julia Heap said: “While the current conditions have brought challenges, we are determined that these will not derail our students, who we are supporting to ensure they remain as focused as ever.
“We always encourage our learners to aim high and keep their goals in sight – and that’s exactly what they’re doing now.
“The students remain the drivers of their own destiny and nothing is going to stop them from reaching their full potential and tasting the success that they deserve.
“We are doing everything we can to ensure they stay safe, stay positive and stay focused.”
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