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Students’ Union (SU) The Students’ Union is the representative body of Students at MidKent College Students’ Union MidKent College. The Students’ Union is student-led and exists to help you get the best from your time here - so get involved! All full-time and most part-time students over 16 are automatic members of the SU.

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r P n o i n U t n e d u St 2013/14 Hi, my name is Matt Stanley, ’ I’m President of the Students e com wel to like I’d and n Unio you to MidKent College! Every student at the college is automatically a part of MidKent College Students’ Union (MKCSU) – our award-winning Students’ Union and can access the wide range of services and activities the Union runs, from our popular Glee Club T and sporting events to our LGB sgender) (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Tran ents’ Stud The p. student support grou r interests Union is there to promote you ays be and welfare and there will alw can you who n Unio the of a member gestions or approach with any issues, sug comments. elected The Union is student led, with esent you officers who are there to repr elected and your views. Through the onal staff essi prof and ers offic ent stud work the Union’s main purpose is to

with the College to make the experience even better for all students at MidKent College. We do this through representation on the College Governing body, through running the Student rep system and campaigning on the issues that affect you. As a Students’ Union we are also affiliated to the National Union of Students itional (NUS) - which gives you the add issues, benefits of advice on student ns on a representation and campaig in many high ts oun disc and l leve national street stores. er education Simply put we work for a bett e your hav and lved invo get for you, so voice heard! Hope to hear from you soon, Matt Course Information 01634 402020 3


The Student Voice is your opportunity to tell the college and the Students’ Union what you like, what you dislike and what you want to see at college.

Students Feedback in Group Tutorials Responses are compiled and feedback to group tutorials

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Each personal tutor group gets to elect two class representatives, who then meet with the rest of the course representatives in their faculty and compile all the feedback together. The faculty groups then choose two faculty representatives who meet with the Head of Faculty, the SU, the Assistant Principals and the Heads of Services to pass this feedback on. All responses are then passed back down to you. Anyone can be a class representative or a faculty representative, so if you’re interested, put your name forward and win your election in your Student Voice personal tutorials at the beginning of the Autumn Term.


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The Social Zones at the Medway and Maidstone Campuses are available for you to use during your free periods and provide a relaxing environment in which to socialise.

At the Medway Campus there are two zones, one in the East Wing on level 2 and one in the West Wing on level 1. The Maidstone Social Zone is situated in the refectory area. Each Zone provides a range of activities which include, a PS3 games console, Table Football, Wii, Table Tennis plus a selection of board games. The latest information about what is happening in student life, special offers, job vacancies, and enrichment activities, in the college and the surrounding area can be accessed via the zones. You can also have a free swim at Medway Park leisure Centre or Mote park Leisure Centre , vouchers are available in the Social Zones or from our Youth Work team. If you have an activity that you are particularly interested in and would like to start a club or society, or have a favourite charity that you would like to raise money for. Don’t hesitate to let us know in the Social Zones and we will do our utmost to help you achieve your aims.

The zones are also a base for the Students’ Union and you can talk to the team about starting a new club or society, planning an event, volunteering as well as getting involved with the Union. You can find out more about the NUS discount card, which at a small cost can give you fantastic discounts at a broad range of retail outlets. For more information you can go to the zone and talk to one of the team or take a look here. http://www.nus.org.uk/en/NUS-extra/How-tobuy-NUS-Extra/ The Students’ Union President and the Exec Committee members can be contacted through the Social Zones and will be eager to hear your suggestions. Their job is to listen to you and help you to get the best from your experience here at the college.

Every year w e have dozen s of events ta king placefrom charity fundraising to healthy livin g events. If there is an event you’d like to see, just ge t in touch!

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s e i t e i c o S College offers a wide range of activities for students to get involved in; one of these are the Students’ Union supported clubs and societies, which have been set up by students on the ground. Examples are:

similar interests in music. Music Workshop is suitable for everyone who plays an instrument, wants to play an instrument or just live music. For more information, contact su.musicworkshop@midkent.ac.uk Spectrum

Spectrum is a social and support group for LGBT students that is currently based at the Medway campus. This group meets Music workshop is a project held by students fortnightly, is confidential and involves to unite musicians and music lovers. It gives LGBT students and young people from ability to play musical instruments,practise, around Medway getting together. Any LGBT jamm with others and meet people with student is welcome to join, and it’s a great way to meet new people, talk about your day to day lives and have fun! The group won the NUS LGBT Society Development of the Year Award 2013, and was formed by our 2011/12 LGBT Officer for Medway, Samantha Sadler. If you’re interested in joining, contact su.spectrum@midkent.ac.uk Music Workshop

If you want a new club started up, why not get in contact with our Clubs and Societies Officer, at su.clubs@midkent.ac.uk, or Youth Worker Fiona Simpson at fiona.simpson@midkent.ac.uK.

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The Students’ Union and the college also try and encourage students go get involved in Sports. Whatever level you play at, there’s opportunities for you to get involved in Sports. From offering swimming vouchers and discounts at Medway Park, and running our own sports teams, you will definitely find something to join in with! Rugby Team Are you a keen rugby player or looking to get involved in a new sport? Our rugby team is open to all levels of involvement. Competing at a regional level against other colleges in Kent, the Rugby Team was successful in last years’ competition. If you’re interested in joining contact our Activities Officer, at su.sports@midkent.ac.uk, or Haron Ismail, haron.ismail@midkent.ac.uk.

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Table Tennis All of the Social Zones in college are equipped with a Table Tennis table and are free for students to use. It’s a very fast sport and a favourite of students at the college! From time to time we set up Table Tennis tournaments, so if you think you’re skilled enough, get practicing and take part! It’s also a great way to meet new people! If you’re interested in sports, why not get in contact with our Activities Officer, at su.sports@midkent.ac.uk or Youth Worker Fiona Simpson at fiona.simpson@midkent.ac.uK

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d e v l o v In There are plenty of ways to get involved with the Students’ Union; as well as sports, clubs and the student voice, you could run for election in the Students’ Union and be part of the team that works with the student feedback, directing highlevel campaigns and working with the National Union of Students.

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Elections take place every year at each campus for Union Officers. Please make your interest known to any Students’ Union officer, the Youth Worker or your personal tutor. If you want to influence the Union, make your voice heard - your involvement will always be welcome. National Union of Students discount cards can be obtained online. This enables you to get discounts in a variety of shops, restaurants etc. Your Safety There are security staff on each campus to ensure your environment is safe. Please don’t hesitate to contact them through the Customer Services team if you have a concern regarding safety and/ or security. Student ID Student ID badges must be carried at all times. Car Parking for disabled students If you are disabled or injured and require a parking disc to use the disabled bays, please contact the Customer Services team at your campus through Reception.

Customer Services Our Customer Services staff (based at Reception at each campus) are here to help you. They hold a range of College literature including policies and procedures, location maps and prospectuses. They might not be able to solve all your problems or answer your questions but if they don’t have what you want to hand, they will be able to direct you to the appropriate place or person.

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e g e l l o C In s e c i Serv MidKent College is about more than studying. From the moment you join, there’ll be opportunities to make new friends and get involved in student life both on and off campus. With an active Students’ Union, the student magazine and events taking place all year round, there’s plenty going on to make your time with us all the more memorable.

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GET FRIENDLY Each MidKent College campus has Social Zones and breakout areas for students to chill-out in. Open all day during term times, they’re a place where you can meet friends, watch TV and play video games, and buy drinks and snacks. A programme of enrichment activities runs throughout the year.

GET FED For good quality, good value food you needn’t look further than our refectories. There’s one at each campus, offering a wide selection of snacks, full meals and hot and cold drinks at affordable prices. For a more luxurious dining experience, try ‘The Apprentice

Restaurant’ at our Maidstone Campus or ‘The Pavilion Restaurant’ at our Medway Campus. Hospitality and Catering students prepare and serve the most delicious meals to you in an attractive restaurant setting at very reasonable cost.

GET FIT All our students are also eligible to special rates at Medway Park in Gillingham – a mere stone’s throw from our Medway Campus. Facilities there include a gym, swimming pool, squash courts and football pitches.

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GET SET Look fantastic by using our hairdressing and beauty therapy facilities. The Hair Academy salons at both the Maidstone and Medway Campuses offer reasonably priced hairdressing services - such as cutting, perming, styling and colouring for both women and men. Or pamper yourself with a full range of body therapies and facial treatments at our Holistic Therapy Clinics at the Medway and Maidstone sites. Both of these are provided by students training under the careful guidance of professionally experienced tutors, and the service they deliver is superb.

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GET AWAY The Travel Place is MidKent College’s ABTA bonded travel agency, located at our Medway Campus. It offers an excellent service and fantastic holidays to all the best locations. Whether it’s sun or sea you’re after, The Travel Place has the holiday deal for you.

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Whether you’re ba sed at Maidstone or Medway and loo king for part time work while you’re studying or full time work or an Ap prenticeship once you have complet ed your course th e JobShop team are here to help. Our recruitment expe rts will help you build your CV and prepare for interview making sure your tal ents and skills are showc ased.

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BRONZE: Access part time jobs when you achieve your Bronze Employability passport on your PLP. SILVER: Access full time opportunities and Apprenticeships when you have achieved your Silver Employability Passport on your PLP.

You will need to wo rk towards your employability passp orts to gain access to the JobShop. You will do this through tutorials with your pe rsonal tutor. Speak to your pe rsonal tutor abou t what you need to do to achieve your employability passp orts.

Each time you achieve a new passport level you will be able to arrange a meeting with a recruitment advisor in the JobShop. Contact us jobshop@midkent.ac.uk 01634 383322, Like us on Facebook, follow us on twitter@MKC JobShop

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We have Learning Resource Centres at Medway and Maidstone. You are welcome to use either of them – but please remember to bring your student ID in order to use all the facilities and borrow resources. The Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) are supportive and friendly working environments. You will be given an induction session to show you how to make the best use of the services. In addition LRC staff are always on hand to answer any queries you may have. The Centres are resourced to the highest standard: > Drop-in and bookable PCs > Computer notebooks > The latest books and journals to support your course > Daily newspapers and leisure magazines > DVD films > Photocopying facilities > Stationery for sale > Searchable online catalogue (opac.midkent.ac.uk) The Learning Resource Centres have an extensive collection of e-resources which are available on and off-campus. These include online journals, electronic learning resources and e-Books. (online.midkent.ac.uk)

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TERM TIME OPENING HOURS Medway Campus Monday – Friday 08.00-19.30 Saturday - 09.00-12.30 Maidstone Campus Monday – Thursday 08.00-19.00 Friday - 08.00-16.00


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At MidKent College we believe that a rich diversity of people makes the College a better place. Every individual brings their own unique point of view, way of life and interests, which contribute to student life and the College as a whole. As an educational institution, we actively work to promote equal opportunities for all learners regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any other factor. We encourage you to read the College’s Equal Opportunities Policy and Single Equality Scheme, which are available on our website www.midkent.ac.uk We expect you to share in our efforts to treat everyone with respect and to value everyone as individuals. This will enable each student to maximise their personal, educational and employment potential. The College does not tolerate bullying, physical violence or harassment in any form. The College’s anti-bullying policy promotes respect and tolerance of each other. Joining the community of MidKent College means that each student and member of staff agrees to uphold the Student Code of Conduct, which has been drawn up by students and you will receive a copy of during induction. Cyber bullying is the term for any bullying which is done through the use of email, instant messaging, text messaging, blogs, mobile phones or on websites. Like bullying, cyber bullying involves frequent harassment of an individual. Any instances of cyber bullying will be treated as seriously as any other form of bullying under the Student Code of Conduct.

For your safety Powers to use reasonable force to restrain and to search for weapons Colleges have been given powers to address incidents of actual or potential violence on campus. The powers allow staff to search students for weapons without their consent (or that of their parents or carers) when there are reasonable grounds for suspicion, subject to certain conditions: >  The search must be carried out on our premises or where a member of staff has lawful control of learners (e.g. on a trip) >  The member of staff conducting the search must be the same sex as you and there must be another member of staff of the same sex present during the search >  Anything found which a member of staff considers to be an offensive weapon will be seized and handed over to the police

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h t l a He Whatever your needs, our aim is to help you to get the most out of your College experience and achieve your full potential in whatever you choose to do. Along with your academic success, your health and wellbeing is important to us at MidKent College. Student Services are here to offer help and support every step of the way. We want you to enjoy your time here as well as to achieve. Whether it’s help in finding the right course for you; financial advice and support; additional learning support or impartial careers information, we have a dedicated Student Services team available at each campus. Whatever issues you have, we can provide the support you need, as the range of Student Services below demonstrates: > Careers Education, Advice and Guidance > College Counsellors > Additional Learning Support (CAST) > Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) >  Moodle - our VLE > Student Financial Support > Personal Tutoring > Enrichment Activities

Careers Education, Guidance and Advice During your time with us you will need to start planning ahead for the next stage in your education or career and the earlier you start the better. To help you choose and plan your next steps, we offer a number of useful services including one to one careers guidance interviews, careers libraries, IT based careers packages, group sessions, job vacancies and details of various careers events. Contact the Careers Service at your campus for an appointment or to get more information. Our service is accredited by MATRIX which is the quality kitemark for Information, Advice and Guidance.

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Counselling and Wellbeing Service If you are experiencing problems at college, whether to do with your studies or your personal life, the Counselling and Wellbeing Service is here to help. We are here to listen and give you the time and space you need to talk through your concerns. Your Student Welfare Officer can put you in touch with other professionals for support and advice over a wide range of issues such as health concerns, finance or housing. Through the Counselling and Wellbeing Service you can access support groups for stopping smoking, stress and anger management and exam nerves. You can contact the service by emailing counselling@midkent.ac.uk, by phone on 01634 383618, through your Personal Tutor or Course Tutor. No matter what’s troubling you - whether you are struggling with your studies, finances etc, or simply need someone to talk to, a member of the team will be able to provide support and guidance. Student Welfare Oficers We have a student welfare officer at Maidstone and Medway. They are here to help with a range of issues. If you find that you are having problems at home, with relationships,drugs, alcohol or with finance.

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Why not drop by to make an appointment. If they can’t help, they know someone who can. Curriculum Access Support Team (CAST) The Curriculum Access Support Team (CAST) works with students who have additional learning support needs. The service is available to students at all levels. Examples of things the team can give you extra support for are: >.Dyslexia >.Hearing or visual impairment >.Mental health concerns >.Literacy and numeracy >.Health problems There are many other difficulties that could affect your studies that the CAST team can help with, so get in touch for advice. They will organise exam concessions and provide you with specialist tutors, where necessary. CAST tutors are located in W132B at our Medway campus and in the Learning Zone at our Maidstone campus; if you think you need support you can contact the team through your Personal Tutor, course tutor or any College switchboard or Reception area. IMPORTANT If you think you might need extra time or other help with exams, please see someone in CAST as early in the year as possible.

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What help is available?*

These are government funds administered by the College to help students in financial difficulty with the costs associated with studying.

You may be eligible for help with transport costs if you live more than 1.5 miles from the campus you attend and fulfil the necessary criteria. Please see our website for full details:

Students with a household income below ÂŁ20,894 can apply for financial assistance. Specific income evidence is required, details are included on the application forms. The Discretionary Bursary and Discretionary Learner Support Fund are limited and funds will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Childcare* If you are aged 20 or over at the start of your course the College may also be able to help with the cost of childcare. If you are under 20 you should apply to Care to Learn for childcare assistance. http:// www.direct.gov.uk/caretolearn Guaranteed Bursary Students aged 16-18 from the following groups may be eligible for a bursary of up to ÂŁ1,200: > Young people in care > Care leavers > Young people in receipt of Income Support > Disabled young people in receipt of ESA or Universal Credit who also receive DLA or Personal Independence Payment How do I apply? You can obtain the application form from our website: www.midkent.ac.uk or from the Info Zone on each campus. How do I find out more? Additional information is available on the College website: www.midkent.ac.uk If you require further information on the support available or have a question about your eligibility please contact Student Financial Support on 01634 383300 or email us at: learnerservices@midkent.ac.uk 24+ Advanced Learning Loan Bursary (ALLB) 24+ ALLB is designed to support students from lower income households who have been approved for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. The bursary fund can provide assistance towards childcare costs and/or transport and/or food. 24+ Advanced Learning Loan criteria: > Aged over 24 on the first day of the course > Level 3 or above FE course > Household income below ÂŁ16,190 > Attendance of above 85% at all times.

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Whether you plan to progress to another college course, go on to university or seek employment, you will cover a wide range of topics to help you in the future.

passport to employability Employability skills have never been as important as they are in this difficult economic climate. Your personal tutor will work with you to develop and hone your skills in searching for a job and going for interviews. You will also be encouraged to look at self-employment and all of the skills required for this.

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When you arrive at MidKent College you will be assigned a personal tutor who will be a source of information, advice and support throughout your course. Your personal tutor can help with a wide range of course-related and personal issues and provides a vital independent link between you, your subject tutors and any other support areas involved in your progress. You will work together with your personal tutor in weekly one hour group tutorials and individual tutorials (also called one-to-ones). In addition to these tutorials, your personal tutor will be available to help you settle in during your induction and you can call upon their support for any issues that arise throughout your course.

GROUP TUTORIALS You will have a weekly group tutorial with your personal tutor and other students on your course. These tutorials focus on helping you to be a successful student and on preparing you for life after your course.

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Throughout the year, your personal tutor will ask to meet with you on an individual basis. During these meetings you will work together to review your progress, identify your strengths and improvement opportunities and then set SMART targets to help you achieve your goals. This is completed through the Moodle PLP (Personal Learning Plan). PLP allows all tutors and support staff who are working with you in College to give you feedback, help you set and meet targets, and develop an ongoing report of your progress and achievement on your course. Your parents/guardians can also be granted access, giving you some additional support to keep you motivated and on track for achievement and progression. Your individual tutorial is also an important opportunity for you to discuss any other issues affecting you confidentially and in private.

NEED IT SUPPORT WHEN YOU We know that sometimes things don’t go according to plan. That is why your personal tutor is available throughout the duration of your course to provide support when you need it, with any issues affecting you. Although your personal tutor might not have the answer to everything, they can provide a vital point of contact and a signpost towards many other support services which are available to assist you. Ultimately, your personal tutor wants to ensure you are as successful and happy as you can be during your time with us. If ever you need help and don’t know where to turn, ask your personal tutor.

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e m e h c S g n i rk a M When marking your work we will use a shorthand system. Below are the codes we will use. Your work will be circled and followed by the codes below and any relevant comments:

SP - spelling P - punctuation G - grammar SS - sentence structure W - wrong use of word / - separate words // - new paragraph 3 - good work 33 - excellent work

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n o y c i l Po Plagiarism & Cheating

Plagiarism is the theft or use of someone else’s work without proper acknowledgement, whatever the medium, for example text, written or electronic, and/or computer programmes. Guidelines on Plagiarism The following are some examples of plagiarism: 1 Unacknowledged direct copying from the work of another person. This applies to copying from other learners’ work, the work of staff and from published sources such as books, reports or journal articles. It is as serious to use material from the internet or from a computer-based encyclopaedia or literature archive as it is to use material from a printed source if it is not properly acknowledged. 2 Use of quotations or data from the work of others is entirely acceptable and is often very valuable provided that the source of the quotation or data is given. Failure to provide a source or put quotation marks around material that is taken from elsewhere gives the appearance that the comments are your own. When quoting word-for-word from the work of another person, quotation marks or indenting must be used and the source of the quoted material must be listed in full in a bibliography at the end of the piece of work. 3 Paraphrasing, when the original statement is still identifiable and has no acknowledgement. For example, taking a 26 www.midkent.ac.uk

piece of text, from whatever source, and substituting the words or phrases with other words or phrases. It is not acceptable to put together unacknowledged passages from the same or from different sources, link these together with a few words or sentences of your own and change a few words from the original text. Major plagiarism is a serious offence and will result in College disciplinary procedures. In deciding upon the penalty the College will take into account factors such as the stage of the study, the extent and proportion of the work that has been plagiarised and the apparent intent of the learner. The penalties that may be imposed range from a minimum of a zero mark for the work (with or without allowing resubmission), reporting to the awarding body, to disciplinary measures such as putting the student on a disciplinary contract, or temporary or permanent exclusion from the College. If you would like to see the full policy on cheating and plagiarism please ask your tutor.

Data Protection The Data Protection Act 1998 came into force on 1 March 2000. This law reinforces common sense rules of information handling, which as an organisation we must follow. This law allows you to find out what information is held about you on computer and in manual records, e.g. medical records, files held by public bodies, financial information and so on. It is there to ensure that organisations manage the personal information they hold in a sensible way. The College has a duty to keep the information accurate and up to date, it must also only be kept for as long as we need it for a specified purpose and it must be kept secure. Further details can be found from the student intranet home page ‘Data Protection’ link.


Exams Info Examination Information Students must take their College ID with them to every examination. Mobile Phones, MP3 players and all electronic devices should not be brought into the examination room (sanctions if found with devices are shown below). We recommend that you leave these at home on the day you have examinations. Teaching staff are notified of examination rooms, however all students are advised to check the campus examination noticeboard to confirm the location of the exam. Timetable and room changes sometimes need to be made. Resits are payable. Costs to be confirmed. Any resits taken after you have left College will be an external entry. You should contact exams@midkent.ac.uk for details.

Certificates Certificates will be retained if you have any fees outstanding. More details can be obtained by contacting exams@midkent.ac.uk If you are not at home when Royal Mail tries to deliver your certificate you must contact the exams office to arrange for collection. You must provide current ID and sign a receipt. Certificates that are returned to the College and not collected within one year of issue will be either returned to the Awarding Body or destroyed. After this period you will be able to request a duplicate certificate directly from the Awarding Body at a cost. These will vary from Awarding Body to Awarding Body.

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THE UNIT/ ZERO MARK FOR ENT ON MP /CO LE MODU FROM SUBJECT – DISQUALIFICATION ALL DISQUALIFIED FOR YOU MAY EVEN BE FOR A THAT SERIES OR SUBJECTS WITHIN I.E. 1 OR 2 YEARS SET TIME PERIOD

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MidKent College is a smoke free and gum free College No Smoking Policy

No Chewing Gum

MIDKENT COLLEGE IS A SMOKE FREE ZONE

MIDKENT COLLEGE IS A CHEWING GUM FREE ZONE

Smoking in MidKent College Campuses is only permitted in the designated outdoor smoking areas, which are all clearly signed. Please respect the rules and do not smoke in any other areas.

No chewing gum is permitted on any MidKent College Campuses. Cleaning gum off floors and furniture can cost a huge amount of money, and we would prefer to spend that money on fantastic resources for our students. So before entering any MidKent College Campus, bin the gum and help keep your College tidy!

If you want help to stop smoking please contact Chris Holt on 01634 383000 email: chris.holt@midkent.ac.uk or Michelle Smith on 01634 383624 email: michelle.smith@midkent.ac.uk or call

Go Smokefree 0800 169 0169 When you go smokefree, you are up to four times more likely to succeed if you use NHS support and stop smoking medicines such as patches or gum to manage your cravings. This website contains detailed information about the free NHS support services, and videos from real quitters talking about what worked for them. You can find out about all of the options and make the right choice for you. http://smokefree.nhs.uk 28 www.midkent.ac.uk


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