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About LMC

About LMC

At LMC we have more than 50 years of experience in providing the courses and experiences our students want and our employers and universities require.

COVID-19 Information

25/03/2020 update - students eligible for free college meals

In line the with the latest government guidance, we're changing how we support students who receive free lunches. We are busy contacting all those eligible to arrange direct payments.

However, we have been made aware that people have used this current uncertainty to try to access students' financial details by sending fraudulent emails claiming to be on behalf of schools & colleges. We want to reassure those students we have spoken to this week, regarding their free lunch entitlement.

If you have any concerns, please email food@lmc.ac.uk

19/03/2020 UPDATE - RESPONSE TO EDUCATION SECRETARY STATEMENT

In line with the latest government guidance, we have now transitioned from class-based teaching to on-line learning and we will continue to support our learners & apprentices to complete their courses over the coming weeks.

We are proud of our place at the heart of our community and, although the majority of our staff will be working from home, College will remain open to enable our vulnerable learners to access crucial services. Our Safeguarding & Pastoral team and Learning Support staff will be on hand to ensure learners feel safe during these uncertain times.

For current students at LMC, whose parents or carers are classified by the government as “key workers”, we will provide a safe environment for private study during College hours, should they require it.

For learners in receipt of free meals, we have put plans in place to ensure they are able to access lunch in their local community and we will be in contact with the details.

”Our first priority is to safeguard the health & wellbeing of our learners, apprentices and staff and we will continue to follow government guidance on how best to adapt the College’s functions to suit the ever-changing situation. Despite the current uncertainty over GCSE & A levels, our admissions team is still busy processing applications for courses starting in September 2020 and we would encourage prospective learners to apply as soon as possible.”  

Principal, Wes Johnson

 

17/03/2020 UPDATE - COLLEGE TRANSITIONS TO ON-LINE LEARNING FROM 19th MARCH

Whilst we are not aware of any confirmed cases of Coronavirus amongst our staff and students, given the latest government guidance, LMC recognises that we need to make changes to how we normally operate.

What this means for our community:

  •  College will be open as usual on Wednesday 18th March, but from Thursday 19th March, we will transfer all classroom-based teaching to online and distance learning.
  • Students should not attend College but will be expected to work remotely and communicate with their tutors in order to assess progress.
  • We will provide teaching by alternative means and tutors will continue to support students with their learning, using the College’s Moodle system, LMC email and/or Microsoft Teams.  
  • Scheduled exams, at present, will continue as normal.
  • All College facilities, including Coulson’s restaurant, the Hair & Beauty Salons and the Business Conference Centre will be closed to students and the public during this time.

We will review this arrangement before students are due to return on Monday 20th April, after the planned Easter break, and updates will be posted on our website and social media platforms.

This decision has been taken to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and the wider community.

 

 

 

Students and staff planning to travel abroad:

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to specific areas. Please check the FCO guidance for your destination.

We pride ourselves on our excellent links with our International partners and the opportunities this offers to our staff and students. We have a number of European trips planned over the coming months and will monitor the situation on a daily basis. We will follow Public Health England guidance and will update staff and students on any changes.

Staff and students returning from abroad:

Stay indoors, avoid contact with other people (self-isolate) and call NHS 111 if you have returned from the areas listed below even if you do not have symptoms:

  • anywhere it Italy on, or after, 9th March
  • Iran within the last 14 days
  • Daegu, Cheongdo or Gyeonsgan in South Korea within the last 14 days
  • Hubei province within the last 14 days

Stay indoors, avoid contact with other people (self-isolate) and call NHS 111 if you have returned from the areas listed below in the last 14 days and experience cough or fever or shortness of breath even if symptoms are mild:

  • mainland China - outisde of Hubei province
  • Italy - outside specified areas of Northern Italy prior to 9th March
  • South Korea - outside Daegu, Cheongdo or Gyeonsgan
  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • Hong Kong
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Taiwan
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Macau
  • Myanmar
  • Vietnam

Please note this guidance also applies if you have been in transit through one of the countries specified – for example, changing planes.

If you develop symptoms while on campus

Should you develop symptoms while on campus, please let a member of staff know immediately and they will inform our Health, Safety & Wellbeing team who  will provide you with a safe place to sit away from other people. They will contact NHS 111 and advise of the appropriate actions.  Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when you cough or sneeze and put the tissue in your bag or pocket. then throw the tissue in the bin. If you don’t have any tissues available, cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow.

Visitors and Contractors

Should you develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath while on campus, and you have returned to the UK from one of the areas specified by Public Health England in the last 14 days, please let a member of staff know immediately and they will inform our Health, Safety & Wellbeing who  will provide you with  a safe to sit away from other people. They will contact NHS 111 and advise of the appropriate actions.  Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when you cough or sneeze and put the tissue in your bag or pocket. then throw the tissue in the bin. If you don’t have any tissues available, cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow.

Concerns on campus

We understand that this is a worrying time and we are here to support staff & learners. Please be mindful of how your actions & language may be perceived and remember that Lancaster & Morecambe College does not tolerate discrimination or harassment.

Anyone who has concerns should contact their personal tutor and or speak with the Pastoral Support staff in The Hex.

Looking after your health & well-being

The global spread of Coronavirus is an understandable concern for many people so if you, or anyone else in your family, is worried about the impact on your mental health & wellbeing, these resources may be helpful.

The NHS have a dedicated Coronavirus page here: NHS

The latest government gudiance can be found here: GOV.UK

This is the WHO's general gudiance for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses.