Merton College, part of the South Thames Colleges Group currently remains open to provide care for learners whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and students with safeguarding, welfare needs and health and care (EHC) plans.
A large part of this provision is based at the Aurora Learning Hub, a specialist non-residential FE Centre for young adults with moderate to severe learning disabilities, located at Merton College.
90% of the Centre’s staff consisting of learning support workers, tutors and therapists turned up today, Tuesday 24 March, and will continue to do so, to care for the learners in this area. They are supported by numerous other staff employed by the college group, who have volunteered to help in the Hub.
If you are studying at home during this period, please see below our top tips on making this work for you:
Start the day right - Set an alarm, get up and out of bed at the same time daily. If allowed to, go for a walk and get some fresh air before starting your studies.
Test Technology – Make sure you have the right software on your computer to enable you to do all the work you need to do, test this as soon as possible and let your teacher know if you have any problems.
Stick to a timetable – Write yourself a timetable that is similar to how your day at School / College will be and stick to it each day, if you are in a routine you are more likely to be more productive, make sure you fit in regular breaks too.
Last week learners from Level 2 Business proudly hosted Phil Cutnell from Royal Trinity Hospice, and the Deputy Mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Sue McKinney, to celebrate their achievements in raising over £200 for the Hospice through a series of fundraising activities.