Our vice-principal, Danette Heyns, gives a message of support to students during this challenging time.
At Oxbridge Academy, we have been fortunate to be able to continue providing quality education to our students throughout the lockdown. We have absolutely had to adapt the way we do things to make this possible, and quickly too! After the announcement of the lockdown in March, our IT team worked exceptionally hard, often into the early hours of the morning, to ensure that most of our staff had what they needed to be able to work from home. Their incredible efforts paid off. All of our structures have been firmly in place during the lockdown, ranging from our student support teams, to our academic staff and tutors, our student advisors, our fees department, managers, marketing staff and registrations teams. We hope that you’ve had a look at our Oxbridge Academy Facebook page and seen the posts and photos of our staff members working from home?
All of our structures have been firmly in place during the lockdown, ranging from our student support teams, to our academic staff and tutors, our student advisors, our fees department, managers, marketing staff and registrations teams.
All of this, in addition to the technology that students have access to (such as the student portal and Oxbridge Academy app) has meant that we have been able to continue with our main purpose: to help students to better themselves through education. Even more study materials are readily available to students through these technological platforms, and you can use the student portal to submit your assignments and gain access to important information that you need to excel at your studies. In addition, our Facebook page, blogs and emails are other valuable platforms that we use to give our students inspiration, provide them with career advice, and assist them with the tools that they need to be successful students. I would like to encourage you to take advantage of all of these platforms.
We realise that the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdown have had a negative impact on many of you, our valued students. This is an exceptionally difficult time that has caused much economic hardship and uncertainty. I would like to sincerely thank you for staying with us during this period. And I would like to assure you that, as the college that cares, Oxbridge Academy will be with you every step of the way as you go through these troubled waters.
For more than 20 years, we have prided ourselves on providing quality and affordable distance learning and support to tens of thousands of students.
We realise that you may still have a number of unanswered questions and concerns about the future. For example, the dates for end-of-year exams have yet to be confirmed by the Department of Higher Education and Training. We have always prided ourselves on being transparent with our students, and I can assure you that all the relevant information will be communicated to you as soon as we have confirmation.
Education is vital for empowering yourself, for giving you access to employment opportunities, and for laying the foundations for a brighter future. For more than 20 years, we have prided ourselves on providing quality and affordable distance learning to tens of thousands of students. The coronavirus pandemic has likely been the biggest challenge we have yet faced in delivering on this goal. But we are exceptionally proud of our staff for managing to rise above these challenges. I would like to remind you that we are here to support you — whether it be in helping you to financially afford your studies, assisting you with questions about your study material, or helping with any other enquiries. We are just a phone call, WhatsApp message, email or Facebook comment away!