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Extra time or Separate Room in Exams?

If you are expecting to receive any special exam arrangements – e.g. extra time, a smaller room, the use of a Word Processor or a reader/scribe – then you will need to have requested this by 20th January 2018. 

Please see Colette McElroy, Head of Additional Leaning Support, in College House Room 111.

Who to contact

If you are applying to the college please contact:

Denise Mansfield, Admissions/Schools Liaison Manager

Tel: 01273 859810 

Email

If you would like more information about the support available for students with a disability, including those with learning support needs please contact:

Colette McElroy, Head of Additional Learning Support

Tel: 01273 552200, Textphone: 01273 550234

Email

BHASVIC recognises that all members of the College community have the right to be safe and protected, both within the College and whilst engaged in College-related activities. The welfare and wellbeing of students is of paramount importance, in and out of College.

The College ensures that relevant and effective safeguarding practices exist and are actively promoted through the College and that it is understood by all that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. This applies both online and in the physical environment. BHASVIC involves students in shaping these safeguarding practices and in promoting safety and wellbeing to everyone in the College community.

BHASVIC Policies

What can I do if I am concerned about my or someone else's safety?

You can speak to any member of staff in the College. This could be your teacher, Personal Tutor, Guidance Manager, a member of the Safeguarding Team, or any other member of staff you feel able to talk to. All of our staff receive Safeguarding training.

The member of staff is not able to promise confidentiality, but will be able to refer you to the right person or Department, if there is a need to do so.

If the problem is something that you would prefer to speak to someone closer to your own age about, please speak to Oliver Philpot the Welfare, Equality and Diversity Officer in the Student Union. You can find lots of useful advice on the Student Welfare page on the VLE.

VLE

Emergency safeguarding information outside College hours:

Report-child-abuse 

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Outside of College hours if you are concerned about a child's welfare, please contact the relevant agency in your area.

Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

01273 290400

MASH

East Sussex

Single Point of Advice (SPoA) Mon-Thurs 8.30am-5pm and Fri 8.30am-4.30pm.

Phone: 01323 464222

Email

Out of Hours Social Care Service - Children's services: 01273 335905/6

West Sussex

Anyone who has concerns about the welfare of a child can contact a single countywide phone number, known as the 'MASH'. Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm: 01403 229900

At all other times, including nights, weekends and bank holidays, contact the 'out of hours' emergency team: 03302226664

Email

BHASVIC Safeguarding Team

Alison Cousens

Director of Student Services

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Lead responsibility for Child Protection

Designated senior member of staff with lead responsibility for both safeguarding and child protection in the College.



Jutta Knapp

Assistant Principal (Director of Resources) 

Health and Safety

Child Protection


Matt Bannister

Guidance Manager

Safeguarding Operational Lead



Jo Usher 

Student Services Manager

Designated Officer


Christine Nagle

Human Resources Manager

Safer Recruitment and ISA


Caroline Abbott

PA to Director of Student Services

Guidance Coordinator



Aoife Tobin

Welfare Coordinator


Oliver Philpott

Welfare, Equality and Diversity Officer Equality

Student Union




Jobs (full and part-time): Students and ex-students requesting a reference for employment are required to nominate Student References as referee via:

Email: generalreferences@bhasvic.ac.uk
Post: Student References, General Office, BHASVIC, 205 Dyke Road, Hove, BN3 6EG
Fax: 01273 563139

Advice for BHASVIC ex-students on completing UCAS applications

If you are applying through Clearing for 2017 entry, follow the below instructions, but use the buzzword: BHASVIC17

Step 1: How to apply 2018

UCAS Apply

To register: Use the apply button above, click on ‘Register and apply for 2018 entry’. If you applied last year and are re-applying you will still need to register as a 2018 applicant. Click on ‘Register’ and read through and complete the sections, making sure you keep a note of your username and password.

  • Go to ‘Log in now’ on the UCAS site and when you start your application you MUST apply ‘as an individual’. On the ‘Initial UCAS questions’ page, the question: ‘How are you applying?’, choose ‘as an individual’. Complete UCAS further questions and ensure you keep a note of your Personal ID number. Verify your email address by clicking ‘Please click here to verify your email address’. UCAS will then send you an email so that you can verify your email address using the UCAS verification code within the email.


  • On the UCAS ‘Welcome’ page complete all the requested sections within the left-hand menu; ‘Personal Details’, ‘Additional Information’, ‘Student Finance’, ‘Choices’, ‘Education’ ‘Employment’ and ‘Personal Statement’. It is important that you do this before linking your application to BHASVIC. Please make sure that you check your application carefully – ensuring you use your full name (including middle names), correct fee code (usually 02 LEA) and list ALL your exams and your module grades (including AS levels) with the correct grade and exam board.Ex-students re-sitting exams at BHASVIC must have BHASVIC under the education section twice; one for the actual time you attended with the actual grades achieved and then the period in which you are re-sitting your exams and list the exams you are re-sitting. Therefore, the subjects and College should be on your application twice: one with your achieved grades and one with the pending grades.


  • Reference Section: Please leave the referee section blank as you will need to link your application to BHASVIC by following ‘Step 2’ below. If you enter details here you will not be able to link your application to BHASVIC.


  • Once you have completed each section, ticked ‘section completed’ and then saved each section you can then go to ‘Step 2’ and link and send your application to BHASVIC.


Step 2: Linking your application to your centre (BHASVIC)

  • On the UCAS ‘Welcome’ page, go into ‘Options’ (at the bottom of the left-hand menu). Choose ‘Link your application to your school, college or organisation’. You will be asked for a buzzword: BHASVIC18
  • It will state ‘Your Centre has not yet made a decision. As soon as your centre makes a decision, it will be displayed here’. Your application requesting to be linked to BHASVIC will then be accepted as long as you have followed ‘Step 3’ below

Step 3: Sending your application to your centre (BHASVIC)

ucasreferences@bhasvic.ac.uk

  • You will not be able to send your application to BHASVIC until all the relevant sections have been marked as complete as mentioned in ‘Step 1’ above.
  • Once you have followed ‘Step 2’ above requesting that your application be linked to BHASVIC you MUST email: ucasreferences@bhasvic.ac.uk mentioning in the subject heading your: reference request, ex-student status and full name. (Please note your reference will include your achieved exam grades when you left full-time education at BHASVIC. If your grades have changed, or you have re-sat exams, please include the subjects and new grades. Also let BHASVIC know if you are re-sitting exams in the future, so that we can include this in your reference).

IMPORTANT: If you do not inform us by email, as above, your application will not be processed.

Step 4: Processing of your application and forwarding to UCAS

  • Once we have received your email, we will then accept your UCAS application request: whereby you asked for your UCAS application to be linked to your college, BHASVIC. Please allow 10 working days for your application to be checked, processed and reference added. However, if there are any queries or changes to be made, you will be notified via email and your application may be returned to you to make the relevant changes. Therefore, please check your emails regularly.
  • After we have accepted your application, ensure your application and personal statement are complete, then please pay by credit or debit card online; the application fee for this service is £24 for more than one choice or £13 for a single choice. Paying for your application does not send it to UCAS; it is the College that sends your application to UCAS.
  • In ’Pay/Send’ within the 'Declaration' section please ensure you tick the box 'I agree to allow details of my application and its progress to be shared with my school / college / centre'.
  • We will add your reference and send the completed application to UCAS on your behalf.

Apply Session: If you would like to arrange a meeting to check your application and personal statement, please email: ucasreferences@bhasvic.ac.uk marking it for the attention of Nikki Fabry and requesting an apply session. We will then contact you to arrange a convenient time or we can offer this via email.

Deadline Dates:

  • Internal College Deadline for Oxbridge/Medics/Vets/Dentistry – 15 September 2017 
  • UCAS Deadline for Oxbridge/Medics/Vets/Dentistry – 15 October 2017
  • CUKAS External Deadline – 2 October 2017 - please check deadline dates with individual institutions
  • Internal College UCAS Deadline – 24 November 2017
  • UCAS Deadline - 15 January 2018

IMPORTANT: Please note that some UCAS deadlines are during the weekend and BHASVIC will only be open to process applications until the Friday before the UCAS deadline during usual working hours. 

UCAS Resources for Ex-Students

Pathways 2 - Student Workbook

Pathways 2 - University Research and Open Days

Pathways 2 - Types of Degrees Taster Days Summer Schools FE

Pathways 2 - Work Placements Study Abroad Gap Years

SACU Test

Personal Statement Refresher

Personal Statement Editing and Subject Skills

Personal Statement Structure by Paragraph

How to complete UCAS APPLY FORM on-line

How to enter re-sits for ex-students 

As a student, BHASVIC will offer you:

• clear and accurate information, readily available, about the college, its courses, its services and student support

• fair and efficient admissions arrangements

• an effective induction programme

• a stimulating programme of learning

• excellent teaching

• balanced, timely and impartial advice from staff

• access to a wide range of enrichment and career development opportunities

• effective support and guidance including post exam advice and guidance

• effective careers information, advice and guidance and support with applications to continued study and/or employment

• efficient, helpful and courteous service from all BHASVIC staff

• equality of opportunity

• a fair, effective and responsive complaints procedure

• opportunity to comment on the quality of service you receive

• opportunity to shape the college’s mission

• a safe and appropriate working environment

• representation through an elected student union

As a student, BHASVIC will expect of you:

• respect for all members of the college and local community

• acceptance of responsibility for your own learning with the support of college staff

• a duty to act as positive ambassadors for the college in language, attitude and behaviour

• compliance with health and safety regulations and acceptable use of all college resources

• adherence to the college’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Single Equality Scheme

• adherence to the Student College Contract

• respect for the fabric of the buildings and the facilities in college

• abidance by the college rules, regulations and disciplinary procedures

• the return of all books and equipment belonging to the college in the same condition as that in which they were received

• regular attendance and punctuality

• completion of your work to the best of your ability, by set deadlines for your chosen programme of study

• accountability for absence and lateness from all time-tabled commitments

• that you will not take holiday during term time

• active participation in your learning and in reviews of progress

• prompt settlement of any payments due to the college

COLLEGE AND NATIONAL UNION MEMBERSHIP FOR STUDENTS

Students may expect:

• Automatic membership of BHASVIC’s Students’ Union (SU)

• The right to apply for membership of the National Union of Students (NUS)

• The right to apply to access SU services in and around college, regardless of NUS Membership.

• The right to two SU places as Student Governors at BHASVIC Corporation meetings.

• The right to apply for financial support for groups of students to set up clubs, societies or enrichment, providing adherence to the SU Charter for clubs and societies.

• That the SU has no party political bias in its activities.

• That the SU does not provide financial support for any political party.

• A voice through tutor group representation on the Student Council.

• Freedom of speech within the law and college policy at Student Council meetings for students and officers.