Huddersfield New College has revealed that students can access ideas and opportunities to help them to get helping, qualified, career ready, competitive, creative, active and inspired during these challenging times via a revamped online enrichment portal.
The College has responded to the pandemic with a suite of mostly virtual opportunities, with other activities taking place in a Covid-19 secure way where possible. All of the College’s 2800 strong student community can access opportunities to suit their ambitions and interests with activities as diverse as writing for the College’s student magazine or becoming a Student Ambassador to helping fundraise for the College's Charity of the Year or taking part in a virtual running competition via the popular Strava app.
Students can also invest in their future through a range of additional qualifications such as becoming a Microsoft Office Specialist and getting involved in virtual work placements.
Students can find a whole suite of ideas and options on Moodle, each organised in the categories of Get Helping, Get Qualified, Get Career Ready, Get Competitive, Get Creative, Get Active and Get Inspired to help them to understand the skills they can gain and the experiences on offer. To coincide with the revamped enrichment platform, HNC has also published the HNC Fair which offers students a wide range of discounts and offers from businesses and organisations including Nandos, local gyms, hairdressers and escape rooms – all of which will be honoured once reopen if these are currently closed due to lockdown restrictions.
Kam Rogerson, Assistant Principal says: “Here at HNC our young people can still enrich their experience outside of the classroom despite the current pandemic. Whilst of course the national lockdown means we are unable to run certain activities and our offer is taking advantage of the technology available to us, there are still some incredible opportunities on offer - all of which allow students to learn new skills, try something different and even connect with new friends whilst having fun. Staying busy whilst trying something new or giving back is great for good mental health, and we would encourage all students to explore the platform and give something a try! Students are also welcome to share their ideas for enrichment they would like to see too – we will do our very best to accomodate requests for new opportunities.”
To share ideas or request an enrichment activity, email firstname.lastname@example.org