- Higher Education
- Student Finance
- Student Satisfaction
- Our Tuition Fees
- Learning Support
- Learner Voice
Havering College offers a wide range of degree programmes aimed at helping make your career ambitions a reality:
- Vocational HE programmes that prepare you for successful entry into your chosen career.
- High rates of employment post-graduation.
- Low fees, high-quality programmes.
- High student satisfaction levels.
- Fantastic levels of individual support from world class professionals.
Havering College accepts UCAS applications all year round. Applications made after the first UCAS deadline will be given the same consideration as if they had been submitted before the deadline. We also welcome new applications through both Extra and Clearing. The Student's Guide to studying on one of our Open University validated programmes can be downloaded here.
Full Time Students
Eligible full-time students can apply for loans and grants from Student Finance England (SFE). The application window for full time applications for 2018/19 is now open. New students in 2018 should apply by 25th May to ensure that funding is in place at the start of their course.
Students with dependents may be eligible for extra support.
Full eligibility information can be found here.
*Please note that previous study in higher education could limit your eligibility for funding.
Students should be aware that studying full time in higher education could implicate any means tested benefits they receive. We recommend that you speak to Jobcentre Plus or your local authority's benefits office before becoming a full time student to identify how your benefits will be affected.
Lots more information on coming into higher education is found on the Student Room website including student finance and funding.
Part Time Students
We are currently waiting for part time Student Finance for 2018/19 to be confirmed. Eligible part time students starting their course in 2018/19 are able to apply for tuition fee loan and maintenance loan. Details of if, or how, the maintenance loan will affect your benefits has not yet been advised by the Government. Visit Student Finance England to get the most up to date information.
Student Finance England are offering loans for Post Graduate study. You may be able to get up to £10,000 towards course and living costs. Visit the Student Room's Postgraduate section for more information.
Disabled Students Allowance
Once you are at the College there may be extra help available to students in financial hardship. Come to Student Services for more information.
Student satisfaction is extremely important to the College. We want all students to have an excellent experience at Havering College. Measuring this can be challenging and therefore we seek student feedback through many mechanisms which then allow us to make improvements:
- Students are asked to complete course module evaluations;
- All Higher Education classes have student representatives that attend twice a year Course Boards of Study to feedback on any issues or concerns;
- Focus groups are undertaken by senior managers with student cohorts from Higher Education programmes;
- Each course has an External Examiner that meets with students and asks for their opinions;
- Students engage in meetings with an Academic Reviewer from the Open University (OU);
- Students’ views are sought when writing the Annual Programme Evaluation Report;
- Students in their final year of Foundation Degrees and Undergraduate Degrees are asked to participate in the National Student Survey;
- Student Representatives sit on College committees such as the Learner Voice Forum and Higher Education Strategy & Operations Group to provide a voice for students;
- The College also carries out randomised telephone surveys of students five times a year.
The College operates an ‘open door’ policy and are grateful to receive feedback informally at all times.
Our low tuition fees put a degree within your reach without compromising on quality.
Your tuition fees will be capped at £6k a year if you are looking to study in 2017/18. This is well below the national average for higher education (HE) tuition fees in England.
And if you are a current level 3 student at Havering College you could be eligible for a discount on your fees – contact Admissions Services to find out more.
Full-time fees for new students
If you’re a new student the following annual fees structure applies:
Some courses also charge an additional cost for course materials, studio or residential fees, or other course-related costs. You will also pay an annual administration fee when you enrol. Full fee details can be viewed on our course search and will be made clear in your offer letter.
Full-time fees for second and third-year students
If you’re already studying with us you’ll be pleased to learn we’ve decided not to increase your tuition fees if you continue with the same course and mode of study.
Part-time tuition fees
These vary so please get in touch with Admissions for further information.
Havering College has shown its commitment to supporting higher education students by having dedicated workers within the Student Services department for HE students. They cover all campuses and, in addition to the usual level of support offered by Student Services, are able to advise students on specific issues around studying in higher education, e.g. financial advice, academic advice, counselling services and offer support to student representatives (StAR’S).
The college and its staff appreciate the difficulties that students can encounter when they join a Higher Education programme. It may be some time since you studied; your previous experiences of education may not bring back positive or happy memories; English may be your second language, or you may have been diagnosed with a specific learning difficulty.
The college has put resources in place to support students as they commence their programme of study. Some of these resources will be provided by the programme team, i.e. Study Skills modules and assessment support. If you are not able to resolve any concerns or difficulties you encounter with your studies through these activities, you should contact your Personal Tutor or Programme Manager. College services are made available on a referral basis and after discussing your concerns and difficulties with you, your Tutor or Programme Manager may refer you to colleagues in the Additional Learning Support or ESOL sections for further discussion regarding your needs.
Higher Education students requiring support will need to apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) to fund their support. If you are a UK student you may be eligible to apply for the Disabled Student's Allowance (DSA) which can fund additional specialist equipment and support. Student services can help you to apply for this funding but usually, you will need a valid diagnostic report to apply for DSA; please note that adjustments can only be put into place once we have the correct level of valid evidence.
Dyslexia testing may be carried out at the College but will incur a fee.
International students should submit evidence which is translated into English by a qualified transcription service and is formally authenticated as such. The original translation must be submitted, a photocopy is not acceptable. Fees will be incurred for any support required.
What is an HE Student Academic Representatives?
An HE StAR is elected by their peers at the start of the academic year to represent their course year group on issues that affect them whilst at the College.
What does being an HE StAR involve?
- Communicating fellow students' views to the wider College and reporting back the results.
- Attending and actively contributing to StARs events where you voice your group’s needs and issues.
- Attending the Course Board of Studies meeting for your programme.
- Attending StAR training.
- Supporting the work and activities of the Students’ Union.
What will I gain from being an HE StAR?
- Getting involved in wider College issues and contributing to bringing about change.
- Learning new skills that are recognised by future employers and look great on your CV.
- Helping to resolve course related issues.
- Meeting and working with other StARs.
- Having the opportunity to complete the StARs Accreditation module and obtain an extra 10 credits on your transcript.
- Receiving a certificate of recognition from Havering College acknowledging the role you have carried out.
Below is a short message from Sharon about being a Higher Education StAR. Sharon was highly successful as a StAR that has now graduated on our BA (Hons) Social Work Course.