Use of information and communications technology (ICT)

Technology has a central place at Derwen College and students are encouraged to use technology throughout their learning and social time. The majority of the curriculum areas at College have access to computers and/or to wi-fi to allow for mobile learning.student working at computer

We support students to access the internet safely through online safety sessions. The monitored and filtered wi-fi is available in most indoor areas.

You are welcome to bring your own ICT devices to college, but please make sure they are in good working order and clearly labelled with your name.

Wi-fi is available in College residences so you are able to use your own devices with the support of staff if you need it. We do have wi-fi coverage in every bedroom, but please bear in mind that this does depend on the device you are using too. The network team can connect smart TVs, games consoles and smart speakers to Wi-Fi upon request.

The wi-fi is turned off at 11pm and we encourage you not to watch TV or use electronic devices late at night.

All students are required to comply with Information Technology Policy.

Social Media

As the use of social media increases, we continue to support those students who want to use it.

Should any student wish to use Facebook whilst at college they are required to add ‘Emma E-Safety Dodd‘ as a friend. This allows designated staff to support students when required.

Each year, Derwen College takes part in Safer Internet Day with a series of awareness raising activities.

Contact Emma Dodd (on 01691 661234 ext 215) if you have any concerns regarding online safety.