Dear students,

Activate Learning has been keen to support our vulnerable learners during the COVID-19 outbreak and in-line with the Government’s recommendations we created safe learning spaces across all our campuses.

Most learners have taken the decision to follow the Government’s guidelines to self-isolate and stay away from college and as such we’ve seen a low uptake for our support across our campuses.

Given the continued low uptake and our desire to reduce unnecessary social interaction between our staff we have decided to reduce the number of days our Guildford College and Merrist Wood campuses will be open. Farnham College will be closed. 

 Week commencing 30 March:

Guildford campus will only be open on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Merrist Wood will only be open Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays

Guildford College and Merrist Wood will also be closed to all students during the normal Easter break between Monday 6 April and Sunday 19 April.

Following the Easter break Merrist Wood will only be open on Mondays and Tuesdays.

If anyone has any concerns or would like to discuss this then please speak to the Student Services Team via 01865 550401 or

Based on feedback and enquiries to the Student Services Team, we will review this decision regularly and provide further updates when we have them.

We also wanted to announce that following the change in Government guidelines, students are advised not to attend their industry placements and work experience until further notice. 

In the meantime, we hope everyone is well and engaging with their tutor and online learning through Moodle. We are still awaiting further guidance from awarding bodies on how assessments will be carried out, so your continued focus on your studies is important.

Please continue to follow the Government’s recommendation around self-isolation and social distancing and keep an eye on our website and social media channels where we will be providing information around wellbeing and studying from home.

Stay safe,

Activate Learning

Last modified: Monday, 20 April 2020, 11:07 PM