Email Communication: 08/04/20

Dear Department of Design student,

I hope you’re keeping safe and that things are going as well as they can for you at the moment.

College services, including the Design Office, are about to close for the Easter long weekend so I thought this would be a good time to give you all an update. The Design Office will be open again at 9am next Wednesday and you can contact us via 

In the meantime, we’ve set up a virtual office that doesn’t require you to log in – Design Student Updates. This is where we’ll update general information and there are links to both department and wider college resources. Some of these links, like those to, will need you to log in. If you’re looking for something in particular but can’t find it on these pages, you can let us know here.

Don’t forget that term starts again on Monday 27 April for Design. This is slightly different from the rest of the college, who start back a week later – this is because we didn’t have an additional Reading Week. Many of you have been engaging with tutors and with the pages but please check back in to make sure you have all the information you need.

For those of you who have an assessment due at the start of next term, keep an eye out for messages from your tutors with the latest information. If you believe that you require adjustments due to Extenuating Circumstances please check the Pastoral Care Pastoral Care page of the information hub.

You should already have received information but just a reminder that you can access free software including Adobe Creative Cloud. You can find more information here  and, if you need assistance, contact the IT Service Desk

We’re also aware that some students who are still in halls are having Wi-Fi issues. We’ve referred this to Senior Management and hopefully, you’ll see an improvement soon.
The upcoming College student newsletter will include information about additional support you can get at this time so please look out for it.

Lastly, thank you all for your patience during this time of rapid change. You’ve been amazing, and seeing and hearing how you’ve been participating in online seminars, YouTube channels, radio stations, and submitting assignments has been inspiring. I hope you also take the opportunity to relax a little and take care of yourselves.

Be well

Emma Blundell
Department Manager
Department of Design