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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – Support

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is distressing and concerning, and we understand our young people may have questions or be seeking reassurance.

Here are some resources that you may find helpful:

Support for students

We understand that some students may find it difficult to focus on their studies at this time. Any student struggling with academic work should first talk to their course tutor, who will be able to offer support and advice.

Students can contact our Safeguarding & Welfare & Wellbeing team for all support needs, either on their own behalf or if they are worried about another student. Their contact details are as follow;

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Tracey McKenzie
Room: L114
01932 797 670

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead- Maureen McDermott
Room: L114
01932 797 752

Welfare & Wellbeing:
Welfare & Wellbeing Lead- Tainey Williams
Room: L112
01932 558 314
07464 545 848

College Counsellor- Lyndsay Gomes
Room: L112/ L110

The Home Office has confirmed that Ukrainians who are on study visas in the UK will have their visas temporarily extended or be able to switch onto different visa routes. Full details are available here.

Support for staff

Our employee assistance programme is available to any member of staff who may need some additional support at this time.  Our confidential helpline service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0117 934 0105.  You will need to provide Brooklands College as your place of work.  Please also speak to your line manager about any other support or flexibility you may require.

We understand how difficult this situation will be for staff and students in our community and will do everything we can to support those who are or will be affected. We ask people to continue to respect and support each other at this time.

Humanitarian Support

A number of charitable appeals have been set up should you wish to donate to organisations that are currently providing humanitarian support in Ukraine:

  • The British Red Cross is working with the Ukrainian Red Cross Society and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to support people affected by the conflict. Donations to the Red Cross go towards food, water, first aid, medicines, warm clothes and shelter.
  • UNICEF is working across eastern Ukraine to deliver life-saving programmes for children as well as deliver safe drinking water in areas heavily impacted by the conflict.
  • The UNHCR is working with local authorities and other partners in Ukraine to provide humanitarian assistance for refugees.
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