Student Services is Matrix accredited and here to support and encourage you while you study at the College. We want our students to achieve and sometimes that means some support is necessary to aid academic success.
The service operates across all College sites to ensure that both Further Education and Higher Education students have access to the support they might need. The service includes:
- Information, advice and guidance
- Financial assistance
- Safeguarding & student welfare
- Personal support
- Careers & employability guidance
- Learner Voice meetings & activities
- Peer support groups
- Support to the Students’ Union
- Awareness events and activities
- Jack Petchey Achievement Awards
- Student informal areas
- Classroom tutorials/workshops
We understand that sometimes, through no fault of your own, learning can be the last thing on your mind if money worries or other distractions are disrupting your studies. Student Services is a well-qualified and experienced team that will guide you and help to make your time at the College as enjoyable as possible.
Helping You Settle In
Information about Student Services is included during your induction at the start of the course to introduce you to the services and facilities available throughout your studies. In addition, our Welcome Events at each campus give you the opportunity to meet with students on other courses, plus members of the Students’ Union and to find out more about the benefits of being a student and the support available at the College.
Personal Support for Students
Youth Workers and Student Development Workers offer one to one support and guidance to students, in particular those who are experiencing personal difficulties or feel vulnerable.
Peer support groups for students who suffer from anxiety/panic are available at each campus.
Student Services works alongside other College staff particularly the Safeguarding Team to safeguard students of all ages.
Higher Education Advisors
There are two members of staff dedicated to working with Higher Education students to provide information, advice and support for various issues students may face during their studies.
LGBTA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally)
The LGBTA Student Social and Support Groups meet on a regular basis. The groups provide support from peers and staff, social events and the opportunity to get involved in promoting LGBTA equality.