Blackburn College News

Meet Terry King!

by Irfan Patel -

Meet Terry King!

Academic Coach at Blackburn University Centre

You can book in to see Terry for support with:

1.            Assignment Writing

2.            Referencing (Harvard)

3.            Critical Writing

4.            Presentations

5.            Exam Preparation and Performance

6.            Proof Reading – Tips and Techniques


Book a one-to-one session by contacting Terry directly: 01254 292144 or


Other Important Info

•          Appointments are usually 30 minutes – available through the year (September to August)

•          Terry is not a subject specialist so can’t answer subject-related questions or discuss ‘topic’ content for assignments

•          If you email Terry please provide: Student ID | Which of the six areas you want support with | Times and days you can meet (between 9am to 3pm)

•          Terry is not available on Wednesdays

Live Springpod Webinar

by Irfan Patel -

Reminder- Watch the Live Springpod Webinar on Problem Solving and Resilience.
Date: Friday 21st May 2021
Time: 11am

  • Springpod Module 6 is a live Webinar on Problem Solving and Resilience.
  • Join major employers from Enterprise4All (North West) Ltd, Cummins Mellor, Greenview Nursery and Lewis Silkin Solicitors.
  • Learn how to develop essential skills and qualities.
  • Learn about real-life events in the workplace.
  • Have a chance to ask the employers any questions.

Have a look now at Springpod Module 6.1 “How to watch/attend a webinar.”

If you need any help and support ask your tutor, or the Work Placement Team are always happy to help. Please email: with your queries or concerns.

Please note all sections (100%) of each Module must be completed to achieve your certificate.

English and Maths Assessment Workshops

by Irfan Patel -

English and Maths assessment workshops are running all week from 17th- 21st May, come to your normal classes and you can build evidence for your TAG. It’s not too late to boost your grade!

Student Communication - Mask Guidance

by Hussein Lorgat -
Dear students,

I trust you are enjoying the summer term. I want to thank you for the continued patience and understanding you have shown throughout the pandemic as the College works to support students, colleagues and prospective students. 

Wearing of masks and face-coverings in classrooms

You will be aware that the Government has announced that from Monday 17 May, Schools and Colleges may be able to stop the use of masks/face coverings whilst you are taking part in classes.

Due to the high virus levels that are still present within our local community, Blackburn College will continue to ask you to wear a mask or face covering whilst you are in your classes, unless medically exempt. We will keep reviewing this situation on a regular basis.

You need to continue to wear masks whilst you are moving around the College in corridors, for example, and in all situations where social distancing of 2 metres plus cannot be maintained.

Should you forget your mask, or should it become damaged during the day, replacements are available from the Beacon Centre reception.

Covid-19 Home Testing

You should regularly complete one of the lateral flow COVID-19 tests we have given to you. You should aim to do this every 3-5 days.

You will need to record your results in two places. You should record them on the Government site – the link to access this is in your home-testing kit collection pack booklet.

You should also record your result on the College’s website using the link below.

Register your Covid-19 home testing kit results -


Home-testing Kits for Students

Additional home-testing kits are available for you to collect from the Beacon Centre reception, the entrance to St Paul’s and from the Students’ Union area in the University Centre.

College managers will continue to remind you to collect your kits.


Social Distancing

I wish to remind you that there is still the need for social-distancing to be maintained when you are moving about the College or when you are spending time outside of your timetabled classes.

Please also continue to use the hand sanitiser when entering and leaving College buildings.

Regular Testing for Your Household/Support Bubble

Households and support bubbles of students at College also have access to Lateral Flow Home Testing kits (sometimes called rapid results tests). As roughly about one in three people with Coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still pass it on to others. These regular tests are now available to help stop the virus spreading.


The closest collection point for Blackburn College is the Coronavirus Test Centre located on the College car park outside Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre.

Finally, I wanted to thank you for the way in which the Blackburn College community has come together in these challenging and unprecedented circumstances to keep yourselves, your classmates and Blackburn College colleagues safe.

Yours faithfully,


Dr Fazal Dad,


Principal and Chief Executive

Please share your experiences of the impact of Covid 19 on you as a disabled student

by Hussein Lorgat -

For Blackburn University Centre Students:

The Disabled Students Commission (DSC) has launched a survey to look at how Covid 19 has affected students with a disability. DSC is an independent group set up to advise Higher Education Providers and education sector organisations in England on how to improve support for disabled students.

The link to the survey is here: It is open until Monday 7th June and will take about 15-20 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous.

The DSC would like to hear directly from you as a disabled student currently studying at an England-based university, to gain a rounded and detailed understanding of the impact of Covid-19 on your experiences. Additionally, this survey aims to improve the DSC’s understanding of the barriers you may have experienced during the pandemic, as well as the lessons learnt that can help to influence and shape policies and support for disabled students going forward.

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