Following our Learner Panel Meetings with our class representatives and College Principals, students have told us that they are enjoying their remote learning; however they are missing their classmates and the college environment, such as our Salons, Restaurants and support in our Libraries.
Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Student Union would like to introduce blended learning in the future; a balance of online and face-to-face learning. Moving meetings and tutorials online would result in less travelling and less of an impact on our environment.
Our Student Union meetings have been working successfully online, with great participation across campuses and increased engagement between different campuses.
A balance of online and face-to-face learning would benefit students long-term and help towards reducing the impact on our environment.
Due to the current pandemic, students have adapted to online learning with face-to-face learning where possible due to government guidelines. Students have reported that they are enjoying online learning however for the future, they feel it’s important to have blended learning; online and face-to-face.
As well as education, mental health is also one of NUS Wales’ main priorities.
Students have stated that blended learning is important for their mental health and wellbeing and also for the environment.
With regards to mental health and wellbeing, it is important for students to be able to see their classmates/friends and engage where possible in the college environment.
With regards to the environment, a blended learning approach would reduce travelling costs and the impact on our environment.