We are excited to confirm that after much consultation and development the new Fircroft website project is well underway. Staff, students and other stakeholders have been consulted during the website development process. Firstly, through a survey and most recently through a short consultation on use of language on the website during a student induction session. During this session, students told us that:
‘The term social exclusion is used more now’
‘It is about social inclusivity and that everyone is welcome’ ‘good to have a positive focus too on inclusion’
‘Yes the current website looks very dated, the images and graphics feel old but the words are still relevant’
‘It’s not just about learning, you make friends at Fircroft and keep coming back’
‘I think of it as a hospital for the soul’
‘People feel inspired to come back’
‘It’s a community at Fircroft’
‘Life begins at Fircroft’
‘Use of language feels right to me’
‘It’s open to everyone to learn here’.
This positive feedback is very useful and we look forward to sharing initial designs with colleagues on w/c 4th December and with students during the next digital evening on 12th December.
We have advised students to feedback to tutors or any staff members if they have any further thoughts about language.
If you would like to have your say, speak to a member of staff or email email@example.com.