As well as academic coaching, pastoral support is offered to students in many areas, including the following:
Careers – based in the Learning Resource Centre in Kitson building, our Careers service assist students with the next step after College, be it university or employment. The department puts on events such as the Higher Education Fair and the Employment Fair to help support this work.
Academic Coaching – every student is allocated an academic coach, who guides each student in their studies, help them with UCAS applications and job applications and be available for advice and support.
Dyslexia, Disability and Individual Needs – The College is committed to ensuring that students with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia), disability or other additional needs are treated fairly, and all reasonable adjustments to provision are made to allow them to reach their full potential. Our Additional Learning Team offers flexible support tailored to the individual student’s particular needs.
Financial advice – based in the MIS office in Hampton building (near Main Reception), staff are available to advise students on the financial help that is available, which includes bursaries and the Free Meals scheme. Click the Financial advice title to find out more about this.
Student Development Officers – Based in the Refectory in Hampton building, these staff fulfil a number of pastoral support services and they are helpful, friendly and approachable.
Students are given a Student Handbook when they enrol, which is loaded onto a USB stick and includes important details of facilities, resources, services and policies at the College. Click the header of this section to download a PDF of this handbook.