Useful information for college staff
Information & resources to help you and your college during the pandemic.
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Government and NHS Advice
Qualifications and Assessment
Student and Staff Support – Information from SQA, including questions answered from college students and college staff.
Staff and Student Health & Wellbeing
Mental Wellbeing and Coronavirus – Useful resources from SAMH.
Action for Happiness, Optimistic October – The aim of this October calendar is to remind us that, although life is far from perfect, there are lots of reasons for optimism.
Putting Staff Wellbeing First – In this 30-minute Virtual Bridge webinar we hear from CDN Curriculum and Teaching Lead Sandy MacLean who explains how making small changes can give us greater control over our wellbeing.
Ways to deal with Coronavirus Anxiety (blog) – Kirsty MacEwan, West College Scotland’s Student Wellbeing Adviser shares her top tips on how to deal with Coronavirus Anxiety.
Supporting Student Wellbeing (blog) – Jenni Moreland, Edinburgh College’s Student Wellbeing Adviser explains how the college has been supporting students during the COVID-19 crisis.
Kindness Matters – Mental Health Awareness Week (blog) – Sandy MacLean, CDN Curriculum and Teaching Lead, explains why Kindness matters now more than ever…
5 Work-Life Balance Tips – short but useful piece written by a specialist teacher of secondary students with social, emotional and mental health issues.
How to reduce stress with breathing – practical information on how to relax using a simple breathing technique.
Support for Learning and Teaching
CDN Virtual Bridge webinar series – successful online learning & teaching, delivered in partnership with Jisc. Choose from over 70 webinars, covering topics like 12 EdTech Tips for Life, Recording Presentations via PowerPoint, Data Science in Colleges & many more! View all past webinars on CDN’s YouTube channel.
Online Resource Bank – CDN resource designed to help you prepare for college delivery in the 2020/21 term.
How online resources can ensure continuity of learning – a resource from Jisc.
Support for Students
COVID-19: Information for the education sector – Information from the Scottish Funding Council.
How To Look After Your Finances During Coronavirus – Young Scot funded partnership programme.
Flexibility in use of FE Discretionary Funds – Student support in colleges by the SFC.