Selby College
Tuesday 22 July 2014


One of England's top performing colleges

  • Xscape Bus Service for Summer

    Selby Town CouncilSelby Town Council with the support of Brayton, Barlby, Hambleton Parish Councils have funded the provision of a bus to Xscape from Selby on a Wednesday starting on 30 July 2014 then the 6, 13, 20 and 27 August 2014.  The bus times are as follows:

    Selby Bus Station dep            1200     1400     1600     1800    

    Brayton Green                       1208     1408     1608     1808

    Thorpe Willoughby Fox Lane 1212     1412     1612     1812

    Hambleton, Gateforth Lane   1215     1415     1615     1815

    Monk Fryston, Water Lane     1220     1420     1620     1820

    Xscape dep                            1240     1440     1640     1840 

    Return to Selby:

    Xscape                                    1250    1450   1650      1850

    Monk Fryston, Square             1315    1515   1715      1915

    Hambleton, Gateforth Lane    1320    1520   1720      1920

    Thorpe Willoughby Fox Lane  1323    1523 1723      1923

    Brayton Green                        1327    1527   1727      1927

    Selby Bus Station                    1335    1535  1735      1935 

    Arriva will charge passengers as follows: 

    • Child £2.70 day ticket – unlimited travel all day within Yorkshire
    • Adult £5.40 day ticket – unlimited travel all day within Yorkshire
    • Family day ticket £9.50 includes unlimited travel all day within Yorkshire after 9.30am for up to 2 Adults and 3 Children.

    Please use the service, once a week, during the summer – it is a fabulous facility for all the family.  For further information ring 01757 708449. 


    We Asked: Do you know what you’re going to do when you finish your college course? (Yes / No)

    You Said:  Yes 591 (55.4%)

                                     No  438 (41%)

                                     Don’t know 37 (3.6%)

    We Responded: Over 55% of you have confirmed your future pathway when you finish college this year. Teachers and the Guidance and Support Team (GST) have been working hard throughout the year to support our students make the necessary steps to progress on to further college studies, move on to HE or in to employment. Focus groups conducted in June across College confirm students recognise and value all the support they receive from the GST and their tutors.

    Selby College would like to take this opportunity to wish all our students the very best in their future learning and careers. Well done.



    The default date for returning textbooks was Friday 13 June. If you have an exam after this date, you are obviously entitled to keep the books until the date of your last exam without incurring any charges, so please just tell LRC staff your last exam date when you return your books.

    There will be a ‘fines amnesty’ 16-20 June specifically and only for textbooks with the default due date. Please make use of this opportunity, if you have forgotten your books are due, by returning them during this week.

    Vocational subjects

    If you require your textbook(s) for work you are completing ahead of the end of term on Thursday 3rd July, please see LRC staff to arrange an extension on the loan(s). This will be accommodated wherever possible but please don’t forget to hand back your books when you submit your work!

    If textbooks are not returned by the end of term and a letter has to be posted out to you, a charge of £2.00 will be added to any fines payable to cover the cost of this additional administration.

    If you are returning to college next year, please be aware that you cannot obtain textbooks for your course unless you have returned, paid for or replaced all the resources you borrowed this year and have fines of no more than £1.00.

    Any queries, problems, etc. with this, please see LRC staff for assistance and they will do their best to help. Thank you.

  • Extra Staff Training Day

    An extra staff training day has been arranged for Friday 4th July therefore, all full time students will finish college for the summer on Thursday 3rd July at 4.30pm.

  • New Student Jobs Board

    There is a new Student Jobs Board located outside J034.  It is updated every Monday with full and part time vacancies.  There are also job files available in the GST office, one with Apprenticeship vacancies and one with other vacancies. 

    • Find out about the latest job vacancies
    • Search for jobs and apprenticeships
    • Get help to apply

    Just drop in the GST office and talk to Rebecca James.

  • The deadline for Student Finance England applications for new students has now passed – however students can still apply!

    The deadline for Student Finance England (SFE) applications for new students to ensure that they receive their funding in time for the new academic year has now passed. Therefore SFE are encouraging students who are starting a full-time course at university or college this autumn to apply for student finance online right away!

    For continuing students the deadline is Friday 27th June so please encourage your students to submit their applications right away to ensure their student finance is in place.

    It takes at least six weeks to process an application for student finance and SFE will do everything they can to process all applications before the start of the academic year. They would appreciate your help in encouraging students to complete their applications as soon as possible.

    The quickest and easiest way to apply is online at

    Students don't need a confirmed place at university or college to apply; they can use their preferred course and change it later.

  • Temporary ID Badges

    From 2nd June onwards all students requiring a temporary ID badge will be charged a refundable deposit of £1.  The money will be refunded when the temporary ID is returned to Student Services.  It has become necessary to take this step due to the number of temporary ID badges not being returned and having to replace the plastic wallets/clips at a considerable expense.

  • Blood Donation BannerSave A Life - Give Blood

    A blood donation session will be held on Tuesday 12th August at the Methodist Church Hall, Portholme Road, Selby.  Session times are 14:00 - 16:00 and 17:00 - 19:30.

    To book an appointment please call 0300 123 23 23

  • North Yorkshire County Council - Post 16 Transport

    Below is the link to the North Yorkshire County Council - Post 16 Transport information for 2014-15.  Please read the letter, then if want to apply, follow the instructions to apply online.

  • Parking in the college locality

    Please will drivers be more considerate when parking in the college locality, particularly the streets around Barwic Parade.  There have been complaints from college neighbours about cars blocking their drives and also making it very difficult for the buses to get past.

    The neighbours have threatened to go to the authorities which could result in fines and penalty points for cars parking inconsiderately.  There is also the substantial risk of cars being damaged by the buses attempting to pass them on the narrow roads.

  • Volunteers Needed for Summer Heritage Camps

    Aged 16-25? Want to do something different, fun and rewarding this summer? Why not volunteer on a CSV Heritage Camp!

    CSV Heritage Camps is an opportunity like no other. You’ll spend a week volunteering to help preserve or restore a famous cathedral, church or historic building and doing your bit to protect our architectural heritage. You’ll get some great experience for your CV, make new friends, have a lot of fun and get the opportunity to make a difference to some of the most spectacular buildings in Britain.

    Camps take place every year during July and August at various locations across the UK. Each camp is led by two experienced volunteer team leaders, who are also part of the team. Accommodation, food and equipment is provided. Volunteers are aged between 16 and 25, with the leaders generally in their 20's. No previous experience is required. Volunteers mix with other young people from across the country and Europe, and have the opportunity to take part in an exciting week of development and team work.

    Activities may include maintaining, cleaning and helping to conserve the buildings and grounds of the cathedral or historic building where you are based. You may also be restoring monuments and statues, re-laying stone pathways, maintaining ornamental woodwork and brass features, clearing crypts and cellars, painting, gardening or restoring graveyards.

    CSV Heritage Camps is a great opportunity for those with an interest in architecture, heritage conservation, archaeology or those undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh Gold award. Whatever your interest, each camp is a great opportunity to do something worthwhile and totally different, have fun and get to know new people. 

    CSV Heritage Camps volunteers contribute £200 towards the cost of accommodation, food, equipment for the week.

    For more information about CSV Heritage Camps and to apply visit our website

    Alternatively email  or call 0121 643 8080

  • Gap Year Opportunities

    CSV Full Time Volunteering has a wide variety of opportunities for those looking to take a free gap year in the UK and gain skills and experience for their CV.  Placements are available throughout the year for a period of 6-12 months. Our opportunities involve moving away from home however accommodation and subsistence is provided including £35 per week for day to day expenses plus food (or up to £40 per week to buy food).  Volunteers could be placed anywhere in the UK from the highlands of Scotland to the coasts of Cornwall depending on the project to which the volunteer is matched. There are hundreds of opportunities and a wide range of different projects volunteers can get involved in. The type of opportunities are wide ranging but are largely within health or social care settings.

    Typically these might include:

    • Supporting adults or children that have a disability in their own home • Helping disabled students at university e.g. by note taking or helping with day-to-day living • Providing respite care for full time carers • Volunteering in a group or community home • Providing support or help in a homeless shelter • Mentoring and befriending young people at risk of offending or exclusion from school

    CSV’s placements are a great opportunity to gain practical skills and experience, improve employability, make new friends and make a difference to people’s lives. No previous experience or qualifications are required. Volunteers should be aged between 18-35 and be eligible to volunteer full-time in the UK. Anyone interested in CSV's gap year opportunities can apply online at

  • Take Part in 'On Our Turf'

    THE MONUMENT – Take Part

    Would you like to be involved in turning Easingwold, Selby, Helmsley and Pocklington into topsy-turvy Live Art towns?

    Since January 2014 artist Selina Thompson has been getting to know our Yorkshire market towns in order to create one of the most spectacular arts events. And she would love for you to come and help.

    The Monument is a weekend of performance and visual art, turning participants from four communities into the architects and builders of their very own live art towns.

    The Monument celebrates the everyday. Not the mundane acts which fill our schedules with trips to the supermarkets and takeaways in front of Saturday night TV, but the moments of human life which creep up and astound us: birth and death, falling in love, beginning a family and following or not following your hopes and dreams.

    These rights of passage will be mapped through performance, installation and spectacle to create a journey through four market towns now unrecognisable from their former selves. Selina will work closely with individuals and groups in each town, beginning with Easingwold, to encourage the development of a series of live art works performed and created by members of the community.

    There are a multitude of opportunities for you to get involved. All of these roles are designed to make use of the skills and talents already available in your town, and help to build and teach skills to those who are interested.

    There are four teams of volunteers we are looking to fill:

    Creative and Cast

    We are looking for writers, performers, directors and anybody interested in having creative input towards this huge spectacle. 

    Makers and Designers

    We need a strong team of makers with specific skills, including: carpentry, painting, craft, embroidery, flower arranging, willow weaving and anything else where you use your hands!

    We also need three designers who will work with Selina to create the visual concepts within The Monument. These people will work on creating art in trees, shops, pub cellars, libraries, town squares, cars and much more.

    Marketing and Publicity

    If you’re interested in photography, graphic design, publicity, film, social media and PR there are a variety of opportunities to get involved with helping shout about The Monument and making sure as many people get to experience the production as possible.

    Producing and Production

    We are look for two Assistant Producers who are looking to gain skills in events and arts management, to work closely with Producer Emma Beverley throughout the process and help get The Monument on its feet practically. No experience required, just an organisational mind and a patient personality.

    No matter how much time you are able to give, even if it’s just two hours one Sunday afternoon, we would love to hear from you. Everybody who expresses an interest in any of these opportunities will be able to take part – we can’t wait to hear from you.

    If any of these roles are of interest, or if you have any questions, please get in touch with Emma Beverley, producer for The Monument on emmabevfreelance@gmail.comand we will send you more detailed role descriptions straight away.

    @OurTurf #Onourturf

  • International Citizen Service


    Skillshare International is an international volunteering and development organisation. We work in partnership with communities in Africa and Asia to reduce poverty, injustice and inequality and to further economic and social development. We do this by sharing and developing skills and ideas, facilitating organisational and social change.

    International Citizen Service (ICS) is a leading UK government funded programme run by a consortium of agencies. ICS supports young people to volunteer overseas to contribute towards international development and develop their skills and confidence to act as active global citizens.

    We are looking for team leaders (aged 23 and over) who can lead and motivate groups of young people. Experience of working with young people is beneficial, along with organisational and communication skills.


    Team leaders will help deliver the aims of the ICS Placement whilst supporting the personal development of the young people in each team. Having completed pre-departure training and an intensive in-country training programme, you will support volunteers to participate in your partner organisations projects, managing a group of around 6 to 8 volunteers. You will work in a cross-cultural environment with the continuous support from the in-country staff. This role is both challenging, and rewarding. It involves a lot of facilitation and leadership. As a Team Leader you will be the first point of contact for volunteers carrying out 10 week placements in developing countries. This will mean supporting young adult volunteers to: get the most out of their experience, have a positive development impact, behave appropriately and stay safe. This will include liaising directly with Skillshare International in country staff, addressing discipline within the group and completing relevant paperwork. You will provide support and supervision, including conducting regular one-to-ones with the volunteers in your team, ensuring team meetings take place, that time is set aside for group learning and reflection, and team and individual roles and objectives are fulfilled.

    You don’t have to pay to volunteer for Skillshare ICS, but we do ask you to fundraise (at least £800) to help meet some of the costs.

    We are looking for personal qualities and attitudes, including:

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate, inspire, support and work with a wide range of people in a participatory and respectful manner.
    • Be a role model, leading by example and able to gain the respect and the trust of the team members.
    • To act professionally at all times and to understand the boundaries and expectations of being a Team Leader.
    • Approachable and responsive to people’s needs.
    • Ability to use judgement, common sense and initiative
    • Ability to remain calm and deal with difficult situations under pressure, and to persevere.
    • Aware of own strengths and weaknesses and not afraid to ask for support.
    • Ability to build effective relationships with partner organisations, Skillshare International staff, UK and local volunteers and community members.
    • Honesty, integrity, maturity, common sense and sound judgment.
    • Commitment to the role and to the team, including being available to volunteers during evenings and weekends.
    • Commitment to social justice, poverty eradication and a belief that by working together people can change their own lives for the better.
    • Commitment to learn the basics of the local language(s).

    For further information and to apply please visit or speak to Matt Hare in the Sports Office.

  • FE Choices Learner Survey - Update

    Each year students across the country are entitled to take part in this survey which is run by the Skills Funding Agency. The results for each college are published.

    The 2013/14 Learner Satisfaction Survey has now closed. If have any queries about the survey please contact Ipsos MORI at

    There is another survey which you have the opportunity to complete for OFSTED which can be found at


  • Equality and Diversity - New Information Page

    Details of all Equality and Diversity information and calendars can now be accessed here and are available to both staff and students.

  • College Car Park:

    The College car park has the capacity for 315 vehicles on site plus numerous additional disabled parking spaces.

    This was the maximum limit set for us by the local planning department when developing the new college campus. We do in fact have more spaces per head than several other local colleges.

    For obvious safety reasons, the College has a 10mph maximum speed limit on campus, however, a persistent minority choose to ignore any signs and the only way to adequately control speed is via speed humps.

    We have tried to manage speed on site without speed humps in the past, but without success. Short of policing the car park at a significant cost to all that park on campus, speed humps remain our only economic solution to successful traffic calming.

    We remind all drivers to remain alert and mindful of pedestrian safety while driving in and around the campus

  • - One Website, Hundreds of Opportunities

    We’d like to make you aware of the online charity which was started by the founder of Pure Potential. (AP) is a refreshingly straightforward site which matches students, parents and teachers with fair access opportunities provided by highly-regarded partner organisations.

    Spend just 10 minutes filling in an online profile and the site will intelligently sift through partner opportunities and find the most relevant ones for you. From then on you'll be alerted, via email, to opportunities which match your profile. It’s free to register and all activities are free to attend.

    Opportunities on the site include; apprenticeships, masterclasses, summer schools, public lectures, school leaver programmes, internships, mentoring schemes and many more. Users range from year 7 all the way through to graduates so make sure you have a look.
    Here is a copy of the most recent newsletter: AP 2014 Newsletter
    Register today at or email with any questions or queries.

  • "Have Your Say” – Your Feedback!

    Selby College welcomes student views and where we can, we use your feedback to improve our services to you. Here is some of the on-line feedback you gave us last term

  • Selby College Wifi

    The Guest Network is now running across the college now.
    If you are staff or student at the college then you are free to use this service, please logon to Moodle and go to the "COMPUTER POLICY & PUBLIC WIRELESS ACCESS" course for details.

    If you have difficulty with the wireless network then please report via the helpdesk  http://helpdesk

  • Have Your Say - Make Selby College Even Better!

    Do you want to give us some feedback? Whether it's a compliment, a complaint, or just a comment about how we could do things better, we would welcome ALL your feedback. All you have to do is write it down, then post it in one of the red wall-mounted feedback boxes situated in the entrance to each college building. Or click here to send us your feedback electronically.

    Your feedback will be confidential, but will be used to improve the range of services provided by the college to existing and future students.


  • Priority LRC Computer Use

    Now that E05 is available for timetabled lesson use, there will be some changes to ensure effective utilisation of the 61 computers in the LRC. Please note that from Monday 7 October priority, timetabled pc reservations in the LRC will be held for just 5 minutes from the lesson start-time.

    This means that students wishing to use their timetabled LRC independent study slot who know they will be late arriving need to make LRC staff aware of their estimated arrival time to guarantee a pc will be available for them at the later time. Sorry but there can be no guarantee a pc will be available for those who arrive late and have not notified LRC staff in advance.

    For those wishing to work using LRC computers in their ‘free’ study time, the best time to check LRC pc availability from Monday will be around 10 minutes after lesson start times as this is when any ‘spare’ computers will be released. Drop-in availability will improve as a number of classes that were timetabled in the LRC have been relocated to E05.

  • Check Out The News On Moodle

    Moodle is one of the ways that Selby College uses to communicate with students.  On this front page you will find news items, notices, events and messages. Don't forget to check on a regular basis so that you know what's happening in college.

  • Do You Need Some Financial Help?

    Selby College has bursary funds available to help students with the cost of travel, kit, uniforms, meals at college and equipment.  Further information and application forms are on the Student Services page (click on Student Info then Student Services at the top of this page).  OR, you can talk to Student Services or your GST to get help with your application.

  • Student Lanyard Colours 2013/14:

    PURPLE – FT second years + new students joining for A2 year

    RED – FT first years, including students starting a new course

     As before:

    • BLUE – Years 10 & 11
    • YELLOW – HE
    • ORANGE – Apprentices        
  • Remote Access from Home

    Staff can access their email from home by using the following web link
    Smartphone users can link to their emails using as the email server.

    Citrix Remote Access

    While still available this is no longer the preferred method to access your resources from home.
    Please use the colleges new Remote Desktop Services - details can be found by clicking here.

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