A Happy Friday from everyone at The Castle Drum – especially if you’re a newbie! The first issue, as a well known politician might say was rather ‘Yuge’, so we promise to keep CD#2 short and sweet.
First up – an apology. At the end of our last, The Castle Drum provided links to the castle’s social media accounts, but we neglected to mention the Experiential Learning program’s pages!
Experiential Learning Opportunities (ELOs) are a key component of the BISC’s academic experience and are an important element of every single course that we offer. Our students have taken some really interesting photos, not only on their travels overseas, but right here in Sussex. It is well worth exploring the links at the bottom of this page, which includes a link to a new BISC Photography Club that has really taken off on Instagram this semester. Check out what our students have been up to on their expeditions beyond the castle grounds.
Which leads us on nicely to the subject of the 1066 Staff Pass…
If the students’ adventures have inspired you to get out and about, did you know that any member of staff can sign out a pass granting complimentary entry for two people to a great number of local attractions? A comprehensive list of these attractions can be found here, so if you and a friend wish to do some exploring of your own this weekend, for free, simply sign out the card from the Admin Office.
Back on the estate itself, the SMT have decided to reintroduce photo ID badges for all staff and faculty. Emails will be sent notifying you of the times available to come and sit for your head-shots, with plenty of notice, so you’ll have lots of time to practice the perfect Blue Steel. A room will be set aside in the ED’s apartment, to give the sitter some privacy and to ensure that the backdrop and lighting is consistent for each photo. If you are nice to Brian, The Castle Drum has been informed that you are welcome to pose for as many shots as it takes to get a picture you are happy with!
The ID badge will simply consist of a photo of the holder on a card with their name, job title and department. It will be displayed inside a plastic holder, which can be clipped onto a breast pocket, or secured around the neck with a lanyard.
As an educational institution we have a duty of care to take steps to ensure the safeguarding of our students, and a photo ID badge will help both students and Campus Security identify a member of staff at a glance, whilst simultaneously drawing attention to any adult on site that is not carrying identification. Your co-operation would be appreciated, as wearing your badge will not only make our community safer for all, but improve interactions between employees and legitimate visitors to the castle estate. Your badge will identify you as someone who can help if they are in need of assistance.
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