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Wolverhampton College vice-principal reassures students over coronavirus concerns - with VIDEO

By Harriet Evans | Wolverhampton | Coronavirus | Published:

Vice-principal of Wolverhampton College, Ian Browne, has issued a video message to reassure the nerves of students.

Wolverhampton College's Wellington Road Campus

Following government advice, the city college is closed to all students to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Mr Browne addressed students in a video on the college's Youtube channel.

Watch the video here:

Message to Current Students from Vice Principal Ian Browne

He said: "We are in an unprecedented situation the likes of which no one has ever seen before, but I want to reassure you that even though the college campuses are closed you can still continue to work online.

"We want you to do so so you can still achieve the qualifications you've been working so hard for up until now.

"Even though you're not going to be in college, and I'm sure it will be tempting to have a few lie-ins, it's important you have a routine so that learning remains your focus as much at home as it would have been if you had come to college.

"By achieving your qualification you will be able to go on to your next steps, being able to demonstrate you have achieved it while facing such difficult challenges will demonstrate your commitment, not only to your course but working in your chosen industry in the future."

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Tutors are continuing to upload study resources online for students and are available over email for any students with concerns or who need additional support.

Students with upcoming exams have been told to sit tight until the college has further information.

Mr Browne also encouraged prospective students to still enrol, he added: "Remember to enrol in your course to give you the skills and knowledge you need for your future career, it's important to remind yourself of that over the coming weeks."

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at harriet.evans@expressandstar.co.uk

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