COLLEGE MISSION, OBJECTIVES & PRIORITIES

Mission Statement

'Transforming lives through education, training and support'

Vision Statement

'Aspiring, innovating and achieving together'

Value Statements

Equality

We promote equality and diversity

Excellence

We strive for excellence and realise the potential of our learners

Empowerment

We empower our learners to change their lives through education and training

Commitment

We are committed to our learners’ education, training and support

Respect

We treat everyone equally and with respect

    Blackburn College News

    The National Student Survey (NSS) is now open!

    by Lance Plachciak -

    Calling final-year undergraduates!

    The National Student Survey (NSS) is now open.

    NSS is a fantastic opportunity to share your thoughts about your course at Blackburn University Centre.

    It’s quick to complete, anonymous and you’ll also be helping prospective students choose where and what to study.

    Complete the National Student Survey (NSS) now.

    Update Tuesday 5 January 2021

    by Irfan Patel -

    Dear students,

    Due the Government’s announcement on Monday 4 January 2021, we will move to remote learning for the majority of our teaching and learning activities until at least Friday 12February 2021. In light of this you will need to access your College email each day.

    However, if you have an exam scheduled during this period, you should still attend your scheduled examination unless you are told otherwise. The examination will be conducted in a COVID secure environment.

    We hope to be able to resume face-to-face classes as soon as possible. However, this is a changing situation and I ask for your patience at this time.

    Until we are able to confirm otherwise, you are no longer required to attend face-to-face classes or work placements. For the courses you are studying, your tutors will guide you remotely.

    You should continue to follow your existing timetable and attend sessions online/remotely as per your timetable. Your tutor will then guide you as to the activities you will be undertaking in that session.

    Although the Coronavirus has now changed your learning to be delivered remotely, Blackburn College remains committed to helping you achieve your qualifications.

    Open if you need us

    Blackburn College remains open for children of keyworkers, students who are vulnerable and/or have an Education, Health and Care Plan and for a select number of courses, which train future critical workers. If this applies to you, you will be contacted by a member of our team.

    Keeping in touch

    It will be essential that you check your Blackburn College email account on a very frequent (at least daily) basis.

    You will also need to access Moodle.

    Please also check the College website on a regular basis, because this is where we will post any significant new information relevant to all students.

    The next days

    We do not know what further announcements may come from the Government in the days ahead.

    However, I ask that you continue to follow Government advice during the days/weeks ahead and that you continue to look after yourself, and those around you.

    Yours sincerely,

    Dr Fazal Dad

    Principal and Chief Executive

    Bus Pass Expiration

    by Irfan Patel -

    Current student bus passes are due to expire on 31st December 2020. Please read the information below regarding renewals.

    Student Finance are now reissuing Term 2 bus passes.

    Free Passes

    If you were issued a free pass, this will be automatically renewed providing you meet the 90% attendance criteria. If your attendance is below this, student finance will need an email from your personal tutor in support of us renewing your bus pass. This needs to be sent to studentfinance@blackburn.ac.uk

    Paid Passes

    If you paid for a bus pass, you will need to make your term 2 payment online.

    Online Payment Option 1

    Please visit this link to make an online payment - https://www.blackburn.ac.uk/online-payment/

    In the ‘Invoice Number’ box please input Bus Pass and your College ID Number

    Online Payment Option 2

    • Log-in to the iPayimpact online portal - https://www.ipayimpact.co.uk/IPI/ to register using your Unique Identification Number. Please check your college email for instructions.

    • Once registered, log-in to your account.

    • Click on Account from the menu at the top.

    • Click on ‘select’ for the account you want to add a bus pass to.

    • Click Pay on the bus pass you would like to purchase (This should be based on the home address you have registered with us. To see which areas a pass covers, click on details first.

    • Click ‘save item to basket’

    • Select payment option from ‘make payment with’ drop down menu.

    • Click Proceed to checkout.

    • Enter Card details and click continue.

    Payment amounts are as follows –

    Blackburn Area Pass - £65

    Lancashire Area Pass - £85

    Please note –

    1. It will take the team upto 3 working days to issue your pass once payment is made

    2. As these passes are heavily subsidised by college, you are still subject to meeting the 90% attendance rule for renewal. If your attendance is below this, student finance will also need an email from your personal tutor in support of us renewing your bus pass. This needs to be sent to studentfinance@blackburn.ac.uk

    Notification of Road Closure Next Week

    by Irfan Patel -

    Dear students,

    We have been notified by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council that roadworks and re-surfacing work will be taking place next week on Barton Street and Blakey Moor (between Feilden Street and Duke Street). This will commence on Monday 7th December 2020 for 5 days with a temporary road closure in place.

    The road that is closed is the road that runs behind the back of the St Paul’s/Sixth Form building – it may be the route you walk if you walk to the town centre towards Marks and Spencer or the banks.

    The diversion will also mean additional traffic will be using the road that runs between the Beacon Centre and the Construction building/University Centre side of campus.

    Please do take extra care whilst the diversion is in place and especially when crossing the road or using the bus stops that cross the centre of campus - this road will be busier than normal during the closure.


    Friday Prayers | Salat-ul-Jumu’ah

    by Irfan Patel -

    Times: 12.30 p.m. & 1.15 p.m.

    Venue: Sports Hall 2, Sports and Leisure Centre

    Please bring your own Prayer mat

    To find out more or for pastoral care and advice please contact chaplain:

    Imam Saleem Seedat, chaplaincy@blackburn.ac.uk or 01254 292526



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