Coronavirus: FAQs for prospective students

Updated: Tuesday 21 April 1pm. 

As we receive more information, we will update the following questions and answers.

Contents:

Applying for courses

Exams and entry requirements

Interviews

Open Days

Courses starting in April

What can I do to stop the spread of Coronavirus?

Applying for courses

Can I still apply for a course at the MET?

Yes, you can still apply in the usual way. Our Admissions team are working remotely but will be able to process your application. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the College using the following email address  admissions@gbmc.ac.uk

I have applied for a course - what will happen now?

In view of the measures set out by the government to delay the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and our own commitment to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of all students and staff, we have taken the decision to cancel face-to-face interviews for all applicants. 

This means your application will be reviewed by a tutor and we will then be in touch with you via email with the outcome of the application review.

In the meantime should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the college using the following email address: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk

I have applied for a university level course - what will happen now?

We wanted to reassure you that we are currently putting together plans for how we can support all of our applicants during this challenging time, including working to respond as quickly as possible to the latest and any forthcoming announcements from the UK Government. We will be in touch again shortly with more details regarding your offer and how we will be responding to the latest updates.

I have another query about my application. How do I contact the Admissions team?

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the College using the following email address: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk

What do I do if I have a specific query about a course? Can I contact the teacher?

Send your question to our admissions team at admissions@gbmc.ac.uk. They will either find out the answer for you or pass on your query to the appropriate teacher to respond to.

Exams and entry requirements

The government has cancelled my exams this year. How can I meet the course entry requirements?

The government has announced how GCSEs will be assessed this year and you will still receive exam results on 20 August 2020. Your school will be able to provide further detail. Please be reassured you will not be disadvantaged because of this year's cancellation of the summer series of examinations.

Interviews

I’ve been invited for an interview - what will happen now?

In view of the measures set out by the government to delay the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and our own commitment to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of all students and staff, we have taken the decision to cancel face-to-face interviews for all applicants. 

This means that your interview will NOT take place on the date previously communicated. Instead, your application will be reviewed by a tutor and we will then be in touch with you via email with the outcome of the application review.

In the meantime should, you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the College using the following email address: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk

I want to find out the outcome of my interview - how do I do this?
You can log in to your account at any time to see the progress of your application at ontrackprospect.gbmc.ac.uk. If you have any further questions, contact our Admissions team:  admissions@gbmc.ac.uk. Degree and HNC applicants who do not have an ontrack account should contact he-enquiries@gbmc.ac.uk

I have additional learning needs. Who can I contact to discuss this?

We will pick up any additional learning needs as part of the information you provide in your application. Should you have any further questions, you can also contact our additional learning support team at: 

Brighton students: learningsupportbrighton@gbmc.ac.uk

Shoreham and Worthing students: learningsupportworthing@gbmc.ac.uk

Open Days

Will the degree-evel open day on Saturday 6 June still be going ahead?

We will communicate any decision regarding the 6 June Open Day as soon as we are able to.

Courses starting in April

I am interested in a course starting in April - will this be running?

Following advice from the government about social distancing and our own commitment to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of all students and staff courses, courses with April starts will no longer be running. We will continue to monitor developments and provide updates on rescheduling those courses, and any further necessary course postponements, when we can.

 

Stopping the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The UK government has issued clear guidance on how we can all work together to stop the spread of Coronavirus and save lives during the outbreak. The most important aspect of this guidance for people with no symptoms is 'social distancing'. This means:

1. Don't go out unless absolutely necessary

2. Keep 2 metres apart from people you don't live with

For more information about how to keep yourself and others safe at this time please visit the government website.

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