Presentation on theme: "Respecting the College Environment. Objectives To be able to identify why ‘Respect’ is important in the general College environment To assess how ‘respectful’"— Presentation transcript:
Respecting the College Environment
Objectives To be able to identify why ‘Respect’ is important in the general College environment To assess how ‘respectful’ you are in the general College environment To discuss the impact of litter on you, the College and the environment
Examples RESPECTING OTHER COLLEGE STAFF AND OTHER LEARNERS Wearing my College badge so that other learners feel safe? Responding to staff requests even if you do not know them? Treating people who may be different to me as equals? Using appropriate language? Following College rules (e.g. Smoking/parking in appropriate areas?)
Examples Making sure that I do not drop litter on site or in the surrounding area? (anywhere really!!) Behaving appropriately outside of the class in the general College environment? (e.g. language, acting with maturity)
Examples Clearing food/trays in the dining areas Noise in the library and in open access areas (e.g. refectory)
What have you seen so far? Take a look at this clip – did you notice any of these behaviours taking place during your first week? Bad manners in Society What can be done to address these behaviours? Discuss
Litter - the costs! IN COLLEGE Have a guess at how much is spent on cleaning the College! Don't Litter! The answer is approximately £500,000 across all venues! AND EXTERNALLY? Look at the following clip, be prepared to answer questions at the end and think how littering impacts on us all Bill Bryson: Britain's Litter problem
Questions Where does the money come from to pay for cleaning the litter? You/me, the taxpayer - increasing the amount we pay in Council Tax. A very small amount comes from fines although councils are increasing activity in this area. Don’t be tempted, students have been fined in the surrounding area!
Questions What were the tourists views of litter? What are the possible implications of this for the country? That the country is dirty – a reputational issue. When a person has a complaint/issue, it has been found that they will tell at least 10 people. This could impact on the number of tourists visiting Britain – a multi-billion pound industry and the amount of money we make as a country (known as GDP – Gross Domestic Product). Ultimately, we pay in the end through either government cuts or tax increases
Questions How does litter impact on the College and the surrounding area? Negatively! a.The College spends £500,000 on Cleaning. Couldn’t we spend some of this money to buy more computers/ books/ equipment etc? b.With over 2000 students accessing the College each day, a small number of students litter the surrounding areas of the College which can lead to complaints and reputational issues for the College and for you! c.Visitors, employers and College guests notice the College environment. Litter and cigarette ends are not welcoming and impact on the College and the people of Tameside
Questions Remember the College’s reputation is your reputation and we want the community to be proud of us and proud of you and your achievements Pride of Tameside campaign
How is College different to School? There is one other major difference! We are preparing you for employment and work with many, many EMPLOYERS who access the College sites
Like who? WHAT DO YOU THINK THEIR EXPECTATIONS ARE WHEN USING COLLEGE FACILITIES?
Protecting the environment Look out for the recycling binsSave electricity