Following the prime minister’s announcement on Sunday 10th May, the College remains locked down. We will continue to monitor government guidelines and will update you as soon as anything changes.

In the meantime, teaching staff will continue to support current students to study at home through online lessons and virtual one-to-ones to support their progression.

During lockdown we have pulled together experts within our organisation to plan our next steps, to enable us to resume teaching on campus when restriction are lifted. These plans will be publicised in due course.

Students due to leave us in the summer who are not clear about their options, must talk to their tutors if they need further support around their next steps.

New students looking to progress to us in September are encouraged to book a virtual one-to-one with our Careers Team, who will offer personalised advice about courses and careers options.

All new students are encouraged to also book a place on one of our virtual open events, to book your place at our next event please click here to reserve your space.

A letter has been sent to all new students to outline the steps they need to follow.

If you need further guidance, please call 01302 553553 or email infocentre@don.ac.uk and our team will be happy to help you.

All centres including UCD, Stainforth and Aston Springs will remain fully closed to all staff, students and apprentices.

All students and apprentices will be supported through online learning to enable them to continue their studies at home.

We understand the worry around exams during this period but would like to reassure our students and apprentices, along with those wishing to progress to us in September that we will communicate with them directly about their next steps.

In the event that you need access to support, having problems with accessing us online or need to talk to someone, then please be assured that we are here for you. 

Further updates will be posted here on the website. We will also share that information via our social channels.

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As you are aware, current circumstances mean we are offering teaching and pastoral support in a different way to usual!

We are providing resources to enable all students to continue their learning, as much as possible, while social distancing is in effect.

During this time, there is an expectation for all students to continue in their studies, and we will continue to support this as much as possible. Alongside this, you may be contacted directly by your tutor, a pastoral coach, someone from the Safeguarding Team or another member of college staff. Please understand we have a duty of care towards you and will be making this contact to ensure your physical safety and emotional well-being. We are doing all we can to keep the level of contact appropriate, however we do ask you respond to our requests for contact (this can be via telephone call, a text, email or Microsoft Teams). It is important for us to know you are safe and well, or if you require any additional support so we can put that in place for you.