Student online learning support

In light of our move to online learning from Monday 23 March, it is critical that students access their Perth College UHI email for all communications. Any updates will be sent to this student email account.

Academic Support

• How to get into your email account.
• How to get into your online Brightspace Virtual Learning Environment

If any student needs help accessing their student email, they should please contact their PAT in the first instance. If further assistance is required, please then contact the relevant curriculum area, as outlined below:
• Students on Motor Vehicle, Construction, Maths, Science, Engineering or Aircraft Engineering courses can contact: STEM.perth@uhi.ac.uk
• Students on New Opportunities, SVS, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Social Sciences and Humanities, Health and Social Care, Counselling, Early Years or Education courses can contact: ALS.perth@uhi.ac.uk
• Students on Business, Administration, Accounting, Computing, Management, Hospitality and Food Studies, Sport and Fitness or Open Access courses can contact: BMCL.perth@uhi.ac.uk
• Students on Audio Engineering, Sound Production, Technical Theatre, Musical Theatre, Music, Music Business, Art and Design, Photography, Creative and Digital Media, Visual Communication, Contemporary Art or Language School courses can contact CCI.perth@uhi.ac.uk

Access to Study Skills Support will still be available to students via email at learningzone.perth@uhi.ac.uk

Student Support Team

During this period of uncertainty, the Student Support Team are currently unable to offer face to face support, however we are still here to support you as best we can.

We are here to provide support for mental health and wellbeing difficulties including advice, support and signposting to other agencies when necessary. We can contact you by email or phone. 

Don’t hesitate to make initial contact with as via studentsupport.perth@uhi.ac.uk and one of the team will be in contact with you as soon as possible. Our email will be checked Mon – Fri 8.45am – 4.45pm.

It may be helpful to follow the UHI Health & wellbeing page on facebook which can give you lots of helpful tips and advice about managing your mental wellbeing during this time.

Other useful resources include:

mind.org.uk
samh.org.uk
cool2talk

If you are self isolating at home you may wish to use the time spent at home to learn a new skill – why not try Mindfulness?

Read more about the benefits of Mindfulness from health professionals, mindfulness teachers, and people from a very wide range of age and backgrounds.

If you require support in an emergency :
Mental health crisis support - If someone is in immediate danger call 999.

If the crisis is not life threatening, call NHS 24 on their 24 hour phone line 111.

Other sources of support

Samaritans provide confidential, non-judgemental support – 24 hour service.
Call: 116 123

SHOUT Crisis Text Line text Shout to 85258
Do you need help now?  This crisis messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK.  If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text SHOUT to 85258

Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone service for anyone experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety
Call: 0800 83 85 87

Government advice to ‘stay at home’ is much harder if you are not safe and respected for who you are at home. If you don’t feel safe, there is support available.

Mental Health support is also available at www.clearyourhead.scot

Download the list of Tayside Support Services

Download the UHI list of support helplines

 
Additional Support Team

If you have any questions, please contact the Additional Support Team on additional.support.perth@uhi.ac.uk 

MyStudyBar is designed to support the complete study cycle from planning and structuring thoughts and ideas to support with reading and writing. Although it is designed to support learners with literacy-related difficulties such as dyslexia, the toolbar can offer potential benefits to all learners.

MyStudyBar can help learners to:

  • organise and plan their thoughts and ideas,
  • use colour overlays to aid concentration and overcome visual stress,
  • listen to digital content read aloud using text-to-speech,
  • improve typing skills.

As it uses portable applications, it does not need to be installed and can run from a USB pendrive or copied to a desktop. 

Microsoft Learning Tools 
Learning Tools use a free features that enable every student to improve writing, reading comprehension, and reading speed. Learning Tools are available in the products classrooms already use.

You can find a YouTube video about Learning Tools.

Improves reading
Enable learners regardless of age or ability with easy to use features that reduce visual crowding, highlight text, break words into syllables, read text aloud, and provide visual references.

Strengthens writing
With features like Dictation and Read Aloud, students can hear their writing read aloud providing them essential feedback to edit their work and clearly communicate their ideas to others.

Use accessibility features on Mac
Accessibility comes as standard with a Mac. Whether you have difficulties with vision, hearing or physical mobility, macOS includes a variety of features to help you work in alternative ways — and make your Mac even easier to use.

You can also access reading and writing support.

Student Engagement Team

Stay conected with your Student Engagement Team over on our Youtube Channel. Sam Monie is going to be vlogging every week, so head on over and show him some love.

Library

The library staff are working to support students through this crisis. They are avaliable on library.perth@uhi.ac.uk. There are also changes to library services and the Open Access content has been expanded. The Copyright Licensing Agency have increased copying limits (FE detail) and (HE detail) to help staff and students. In addition, any print credit purchased will roll over into the next academic year.