Your College Induction

Welcome to West College Scotland

Whether you’ve just applied for a course, been invited to an interview or have already secured a place, this handy guide allows you to quickly find out information whenever you need it.

 

 IMPORTANT UPDATE – 25th August 2021:   Face masks must be worn on campus at ALL times including in classrooms and in workshops. This is in addition to the current social distancing measures in place. This guidance also extends to any school children whilst present on College campuses. Face coverings may however be removed for eating and drinking.

This guidance is subject to ongoing review by the Scottish Government and could change in the future. As and when it does we will inform you at the earliest opportunity.

If you are exempt from wearing face coverings please wear a lanyard signifying so while on campus available. Lanyards and Exemption Cards can be requested by completing this form.

 

COVID-19

Keep up-to-date with everything you need to know, including: How we are keeping our college community safe and 10 things you need to know when on campus.

⇒ College Community

⇒ 10 Things you need to know

Digital Support and Digital Device Loans (e.g. a Chromebook laptop)

Find out about the digital device and connectivity support available to you.

Watch the College ‘Digital Etiquette’ video and learn about our Jisc Discovery Tool and the digital training available to you, parents and guardians

⇒ Learn more

 

Funding and Fees

Find out everything you need to know about funding and fees, including: course fees, applications for funding, ITAs, Council Tax discount and exemptions and more.

⇒ Learn more

Wellbeing Support

A range of free to access wellbeing support services are available to students. Whether you’re in need of a helping hand, advice about a particular worry or concern, or want to use our professional campus-based counselling service, we’re here for you when you need us.

⇒ Learn more

 

Induction Videos

Hear from Vice Principal, Stephanie Graham, and discover more about the systems and services to support you, and the changes we’ve made to our campuses to keep you and our college community safe.

⇒ Learn more

 

 Microsoft Teams

Some of your lectures may take place from home using Microsoft Teams. If you are new to Microsoft Teams, click on the link below to learn more about how to get started.

⇒ Learn more

freshers_services

Services to support your learning

Whether it’s advice about courses, funding, your wellbeing, learning support and enabling services, IT issues or anything else, we have a range of services to help make your college experience as stress-free and as enjoyable as possible.

⇒ Learn more

freshers_systems

Systems to support your learning, your username and your password

Whether it’s MyDay, Moodle, Microsoft Teams, email, Office 365, SilverCloud or something else, this section guides you on how to log in to each system.

⇒ Learn more

Timetables and Getting Started

Click to find out about your course induction, enrolment, MyDay, digital student card and more.

⇒ Learn more

The Students’ Association

Find out about the WCS Students’ Association – who we are, what we do, how we can support you, and how you can help us.

⇒ Learn more

freshers_campus

Your Campus

Whether you’ll be studying at Clydebank, Greenock or Paisley, your campus is easy to get to and offers great facilities. Take a virtual tour!

⇒ Learn more

freshers_calendar

College Calendar

Wondering when the term will start, when you’ll get holidays (already!) or when your campus is open? Get your answers right here.

⇒ Learn more

Student Behaviours Famework

The College, in partnership by the Students’ Association and College staff has developed a Student Behaviours Framework which sets out the type and standard of behaviours that are expected in our college.

⇒ View the document here

freshers_contact

Who to Contact

Wanting to get in touch with our staff for guidance, support or just to be reassured? No worries, we’re just a phone call, email or visit away.

⇒ Learn more

freshers_questions

Questions

Still confused? Browse our Frequently Asked Questions, you might get the answer you need right away!

⇒ Learn more

freshers_connect

Stay Connected

We know you’re connected – and we are too. Let’s link up!

⇒ Learn more