Student Services is here to support and encourage you while you study at Havering 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 students have access to the support they might need. This includes information, advice and guidance, financial assistance, personal support, counselling, careers guidance, extra-curricular activities including sport and lots of enjoyable ways to spend your free time.
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 can guide you and help to make your time at Havering College as enjoyable as possible.
Helping You Settle In
As a student you will attend an induction session at the beginning of your course to introduce you to the services and facilities available throughout your studies. In addition to this, our Welcome Event gives you the opportunity to meet with students on other courses and find out more about the benefits of being a student.
Personal Support for Students
Student Development Workers offer one to one support and guidance to students, in particular those who are experiencing personal difficulties or feel vulnerable. Student Support & Retention Officers support students who may not otherwise be able to complete their course and are the first point of contact for absence reporting.
Student Services works alongside other College staff to safeguard students of all ages.
Higher Education Student Development Workers
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)
There is a LGBTA Student Social and Support Group which meets on a regular basis. This group offers support from peers and staff, social events and the opportunity to get involved in promoting LGBT equality.