If you want to develop more skills and create a record of your achievements and development, using your Moodle Enhancement and Skill trackers will help you out, as well as lead you to great E-learning links and tell you when the LIVE talks and demonstrations are. Your department may also organise some activities linked to your course, to enhance your skills or help you get to know your fellow students. For more information call into Yourspace (Bedford common room), Student Services, ask your personal tutor, look on the Student Services website www. yourspaceonline.net or check the enrichment notice boards. We try to provide the activities you want, so let Student Services know if you have any good ideas.
Sports Student Services organise a programme of sports activities at all campuses, including the chance to take part in sports festivals with other colleges. Call in to Student Services or look on www.yourspaceonline.net for information. We also have the following facilities on offer: Bedford Our state-of-the-art fitness suite in SPRINGS is open to all students at the following times: Monday to Friday: Mornings 8:00am – 9:00am Lunch times: 12:15pm – 1:15pm Evenings: 4:30pm – 6:00pm Membership is a £20 one-off payment for the whole academic year. You will need to contact the Sports department to arrange a gym induction before you can access the equipment in the facility. Shuttleworth At Shuttleworth we have a sports hall, squash court, tennis court, football and rugby pitches and gym for you to use, along with acres of parkland for you to enjoy. Ask in Student Services for more information.
The College has been awarded funding to offer a wide variety of sports through the enhancement programme at both Bedford and Shuttleworth. This is part of the Sport England Inactivity project, to help you develop new interests and promote active, healthy lifestyles. When you leave College we will try to put you in touch with local clubs so that you can carry on your interest. You can sign up at the Freshers’ Fair, or for more information call in to Student Services or check out our website at www.yourspaceonline.net The Bedford Sixth Form Check out our Trinity Arts & Leisure Complex at www.trinityleisure.co.uk.
Student Common Room - Yourspace At our Cauldwell Street campus we have a student common room – Yourspace – where you can relax between lessons. It is open 8.30am2.00pm. With its own kitchen and TV room, it’s a home away from home. You can have your say in how the common room is run and what activities take place there. There is also the Wellbeing Zone offering free sexual health advice and condoms, and our smoking cessation service to help students quit smoking.
SMOKE-FREE POLICY Bedford College operates a smoke-free environment. To protect College users from the dangers of passive smoking, we do not permit smoking in any College buildings or anywhere on campus except in a limited number of designated areas. This includes the use of e-cigarettes. If you smoke in a smoke-free area you will be asked to move to one of the designated areas. Persistent smoking in a smoke-free area is a breach of the code of conduct, and you may therefore be subject to disciplinary action. If you would like to stop smoking, call in to Student Services to ask about the free help available.
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