Today, Monday 19th July 2021, lockdown restrictions across the UK are changing.
At the British Academy of Jewellery, safeguarding our students is our top priority. To keep our students safe and ensure they can feel confident coming into the Academy, we will continue with our Covid-19 safeguarding measures for the rest of the summer term.
All learners and staff will be required to wear face masks and adhere to social distancing measures on campus.
To find out more about our safety measures on campus, click on the infographic below, or visit our dedicated Covid-19 information page here.
Safety on campus
BAJ’s Covid-19 safeguarding measures ensure that we can continue to keep our students and staff safe through the pandemic, while ensuring that you receive the best possible academic and student experience — and that you will receive exactly the same amount of time at the bench.
– Students and tutors are assigned cohort bubbles in order to prevent transmission between classes
– Staggered start times for classes so that student bubbles do not mix
– Temperatures taken upon entry to the building
– Masks are worn in communal areas and face shields in the workshop
– Social distancing in effect in communal areas
– Handwashing and antibacterial stations present throughout the campuses
– We offer a blended learning approach so that design and theory is taught virtually, while taught hours in the workshop remain the same
– Working from home implemented for staff where possible to reduce the numbers of staff in the building to better ensure student safety
What our students say
Although this academic year has brought with it extra health and safety regulations and concerns, our tutors and students have more than risen to the occasion and are embracing our social distancing and blended learning system.
“For me personally it’s working good so far with the help of the tutors and (everyone) taking care… I’m enjoying it,” said Jewellery Fundamentals student Abdul about how the term is going.