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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

SGS OPERATION CHRISTMAS

SGS has launched a fundraising campaign to help raise £15,000 for vulnerable students and families over Christmas. Money raised so far

MMS - Student Financial Support Schemes

Financial Support

Payment options, support schemes and guidance for those studying on a
Further Education course, (FE)

The information on this page is only intended as a guide to the financial support available and schemes and guidelines can be updated throughout the year. If you have any questions after viewing the site, email the MMS team on [email protected] with your query. All information provided will be treated in line with the GDPR rules and regulations.

*If you are studying a HE, (Higher Education) course, the HE team will be able to discuss potential funding options with you. Please note, 'Access to HE' courses are FE courses.

MMS Office Opening Times By Site:

Filton Office On Site Wise Queens Road Stroud Office
Monday 10.00am to 2.30pm 10.00am to 2.30pm
Tuesday CLOSED 10.00am to 2.30pm 10.00am to 2.30pm
Wednesday CLOSED Online Clinic 10.00am to 2.30pm
Thursday 10.00am to 2.30pm 10.00am to 2.30pm
Friday CLOSED CLOSED

Are you aware of the costs involved in studying an FE course? As well as potential course tuition fee, you may also need to find money for travel costs, childcare, to buy materials/equipment, or to purchase food whilst you are at college. Finance, the Reception team (CET), or a member of your department should be able to advise you further on the course costs. Once you are enrolled you will find these details in your joining instructions. Please be aware that all fees are due no later than the first day of your course.

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To find out more about the financial support funding schemes available click on the relevant link below. If you are interested in a flexible payment plan or making a payment via the SGS payment portal, then go to the 'Direct Payments & Flexible Payment Plans' section.

If you wish to apply for Financial Support, click on the link below to go to the Application Page.

Bursary Appeal Information

To appeal a Bursary decision email [email protected] with the heading 'Bursary Appeal'. Provide your student number, your contact details and a full explanation of the reason for the appeal, noting why you need the bursary award. We will review all appeals weekly and respond within 5 working days. Appeals for the academic year 2022/23 must be submitted before the end of May 2023.

Direct Payments &
Flexible Payment Plans

Make a payment online by debit or credit card via the College's Payment Portal or set up a plan to pay in installments

Residency Support Schemes

Please note that SGS do not currently deal directly with Residency Support Schemes. Information regarding support that may be available to you can be found on the Gov.uk website

Advice Agencies and Debt Charities

There are a number of agencies, charities and other types of financial support website that can offer information, advice and guidance on a number of ways to budget and assist with debt. It is always worth checking with the MMS Team to see what internal or external schemes SGS can help with.

MMS Team
Contact Information

The main MMS offices are located at the Filton and Stroud campuses next to the canteen. You will also find us located at Wise for 1 or 2 days each week and we will be running regular online clinics via TEAMS for Queen's Road learners.

Please note: that we cannot guarantee that we will be able to answer the phone and as such email is our primary means of contact. If you wish us to call you then please state this in your email and provide us with your contact details. Our contact details can be found below.

Filton

Nicola Grant

MMS Manager

Lynette Loughran

MMS Team Leader

Millie Howell

MMS Guidance Officer (Bristol)

 Filton, Filton Ave, Filton, Bristol BS34 7AT
[email protected]
0117 909 2381

Stroud

Ben Kitchener

MMS Guidance Officer (Stroud)

 Stroud, Stratford Rd, Stroud GL5 4AH
[email protected]
01453 761185

Covid Update