National Train Strikes – disruption possible on the following days:
- December – last week of this term - Tues 13; Weds 14; Thurs 15 likely to be seriously affected too
- January – first week of next term - Tues 3; Weds 4; Fri 6 (Thurs 5 likely to be seriously affected too)
BHASVIC onsite lessons and tutorials will continue to run as normal and we ask all students who would normally travel by train to make every effort to find alternative arrangements to getting into college. We understand this may just not be possible in some cases, especially due to these strikes potentially leading to an entire week of disruption. If you are unable to get to college, please note and do the following:
1. Please authorise your absence following the usual absence procedures. Over this period (for train strike related absence only) we will accept Student self reporting if it is easier. We are confident that our students will not misuse this and will make every effort to attend lessons and only report self-absence if genuinely related to train strikes. Please be assured that absence which is authorised is not of concern, unless it is part of a pattern which is of concern.
2. Your teachers/tutor will ensure content and learning activities are available via your course platform for you to study at home. Please make sure you have seen what they have communicated (via Teams) to you.
3. A teacher/tutor may record or live broadcast part, or all, of the session in Teams for absent students to access, though it is important to note that BHASVIC lessons are rarely lectures and recording/broadcasting them for you often won’t be the best way to continue with your learning. Therefore, we ask you not to expect this from your sessions, as teachers will make the best possible decisions regarding learning for absent students.
Sept 2022: We understand that we are emerging from an exceptional time, but it is a relief to be starting a new academic year with Covid numbers declining and we therefore expect that our attendance levels will also now return to normal. Current Government guidance for children and young people under 18 who are displaying Covid symptoms is that they should stay at home and avoid contact for 3 days if they have tested positive or are displaying symptoms. However, testing is not recommended unless directed by a health professional. The full NHS guidance for those over 18 can be viewed here.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: We will be performing essential maintenance on our network from 12.00 on Thursday 16 September. This means that parents, students and staff will experience some disruption to usual digital functions, including access to Teams, BHASVLE, cloud and internet. Students and staff have been notified via e-mail and given internal access links for some limited services. Our phone system will not operate whilst the works are completed, in case of an emergency you can contact the college via the following mobile contact numbers: 07442 496388 and 07932 996876. Thank you for your patience.
The FAQs below are exceptionally common for students, especially at the start of term. There are extensive guidelines on the BHASVLE to help you understand and access all our college systems. These can be found from the top navigation links on the BHASVLE “IT Services”.
If you cannot access the BHASVLE, then navigate from the BHASVIC website and choose Students from the top menu. This will take you to the Student Dashboard – your hub to everything at BHASVIC. There is an IT Help Desk icon where you can request account help to access BHASVLE.
Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions which can be answered via the BHASVIC Student Dashboard:
- How do I find/log into my BHASVIC Student Email Address?
- I don’t know my login details for the BHASVLE/Advantage/365/Teams – what should I do?
- When I try to log into a BHASVIC account I can’t, but my username and password are correct – what should I do?
- How do I set up my Wi-Fi access at BHASVIC on my phone/laptop?
- I can’t get into one of my student accounts from home – what should I do?
- How do I manage my printing and printing credit?
On our BHASVIC website, we have extensive information for you about our Student Services. This is a good starting point for any support you need.