All full-time students are allocated a personal tutor. Your tutor plays a key supportive role if you have any problems with your studies, providing you with advice and help on a day-to-day basis. Your tutor can help with a wide range of course-related and personal issues, providing a vital link between you, your subject tutors and any other support areas involved in your progress. You will work together with your tutor in weekly one-hour group tutorials. Your personal tutor will be responsible for;
overseeing your progress
helping and guiding you with your UCAS application including the writing of your personal statement
directing you to members of staff who are available to give counselling help to students who wish to have confidential and more specialised support
ensuring your entitlement to advice and information on the opportunities for employment and continued study.
Students can ‘drop in’ for a chat with a member of the student services team on Wednesday afternoons. This will take place in the Student Services office on the ground floor. This is open to any student who might be worried about academic or personal issues that might be affecting their progress. Anything discussed during these sessions is treated with the utmost confidence and only when/if the student is deemed to be in danger or a danger to others will the information be shared with others.
Students can sometimes be affected by difficulties when attending College. These could be academic, they could be home-based, or they could relate to how they view themselves. Family and friends often provide the support needed but sometimes something else is required. If you feel you would like to see a counsellor, referral forms can be found outside the Student Services office.