23 May 2017
Most of us this morning will have woken with shock to the disturbing news of an incident at a concert in Manchester last night involving many young people. For many this will be grave and potentially upsetting news. It is too early at this stage for the College to take any definitive action in response, however there is an acknowledgement that the venue and age of the victims and casualties will have real resonance for our students and families.
Our thoughts this morning are primarily with those who have been affected directly by the incident, those who have lost family, are injured or missing.
Tutors will be able to support students to discuss events if they wish to this morning as part of understanding events. We will work to ensure that this and any more formal response from the College later in the week will focus on denying any language of division or intention to unsettle, concentrating instead on the considerable power of compassion and community.