Smooth transition for new students
Coronavirus was not going to stand in the way of our learning programmes staff ensuring that new National Star students made a seamless transition from school to college.
Scores of new day and residential students are scheduled to join National Star in Ullenwood, Hereford and Wales in September.
New Ullenwood students were invited to a virtual transition day event. Students and their parents were invited to meet their tutors and explore college facilities with the help of a video tour hosted by Principal Simon Welch.
Staff were on hand to answer any questions from families and to explain how enrolment was going to be handled for September 2020.
The Admissions team has issued student handbooks to all new learners and have facilitated virtual one-to-one meetings with learners and residential managers to help students prepare for September.
‘Utilising ‘virtual’ platforms to welcome students has had its advantages this year, and although it would never be preferable to students visiting Ullenwood, Hereford or Wales in person, it has allowed for more frequent contact and relationship building,’ said Oliver Sandell, Student Admissions Officer.
Videos of student residences and day student bases will be sent to new students and arrival days have been staggered to enable parents and carers to drop off their sons and daughters safely in the light of coronavirus.