Coronavirus Information

During the governments update on the evening of 18 March, there was a clear instruction that educational organisations should remain open to support our most vulnerable students and the children of key workers.
Our students success and welfare are at the heart of everything we do, therefore we plan to continue to provide support and education for all other students remotely.

Support throughout the Easter holidays 

Please be aware that students can access support from the IT Team, Student Services and Welfare staff, Learning Centre staff and the HE Team throughout the Easter holidays.

  • Contact the IT Team for support with resolving IT issues by emailing itshelpdesk@btc.ac.uk
  • For Safeguarding matters, the staysafe@btc.ac.uk email will be monitored at all times in office hours, including during the Easter period.
  • The Wellbeing team are available to support you. Their contact details are  Bridgwaterwellbeing@btc.ac.ukTauntonwellbeing@btc.ac.ukCanningtonwellbeing@btc.ac.uk
  • Contact the HE Team at HE@btc.ac.uk if you have any other questions or concerns.
  • Learning Resources Co-ordinators are working from home and will be happy to offer students individual support on any aspects of study skills including referencing. Request support by email. 

Bridgwater

Chris Goodwin – goodwinc@btc.ac.uk

Jane Crocker – crockerj@btc.ac.uk

 

Cannington                                                                                                                                              

Laetitia Delaleuf – Delaleufl@btc.ac.uk

 

Taunton

Jolanta Peters – petersj@btc.ac.uk

Adele Roberts – robertsa@btc.ac.uk

 

General enquiries – lrcenquiries@btc.ac.uk or tautonlrc@btc.ac.uk

 
 For current students

University Centre Somerset is now moving online. Staff will be working remotely and will continue to deliver your course online so that your studies can continue wherever possible. We are working with our External Examiners and university partners / Pearson to agree any necessary changes to assessment as a result of this change in the way we normally deliver teaching and learning. We will work to ensure that you have the best opportunity to meet the learning outcomes of your course using a variety of methods, including distance and online learning. We will confirm these details with you in due course. Please be assured that we will continue to support your learning.

You are now able to apply for Extenuating Circumstances (EC), by completing a Microsoft Office 365 Form online on the link below. Please log in using your college email address replacing ‘btc’ with ‘bridgwater’ (e.g. bloggsj@bridgwater.ac.uk). This form will work best when accessed via a Google Chrome Browser, as it doesn't function well in Internet Explorer.

You can also copy this link into your browser search box: https://bit.ly/3db3avt

If you cannot access this form for any reason, you can continue to use the usual EC forms on the HE Info Hub on Blackboard, and submit via email to he@btc.ac.uk. If you are a UWE student, you should submit requests directly to the university in line with their normal process.

You do not need to provide evidence for circumstances related to the Coronavirus. Instead please include a statement explaining your circumstances and how it is affecting you.

For any further queries please email the HE Team he@btc.ac.uk.

For those who have been offered conditional offers and are hoping to start their course with us in 2020/21


With the cancellation of examinations for the majority of students, we are aware you may have concerns regarding meeting your conditions to attend one of our courses in September. We are currently working with UCAS and Awarding Bodies regarding how your current qualifications will be assessed and results released. Please be assured that all of us are committed to making this process as fair as possible.

We will provide any further updates on this website as we receive them, however if you have any specific concerns please contact Fiona Henman, Progressions and HE Admissions Manager on henmanf@btc.ac.uk

Further information


University Centre Somerset is part of Bridgwater & Taunton College. For more and updated information on the College's situation please visit:
https://www.btc.ac.uk/students/essential-information/coronavirus-information/