Study support

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All our students will be offered a programme of induction. Here you’ll receive key information relating to the college and your chosen course and it will be your chance to make sure that you’ve made the right choice.

You’ll also be allocated a student adviser and they will talk you through your goals and clarify what you hope to achieve. You’ll be able to talk to your adviser throughout your course and they’ll be the first person you can turn to if you have any academic or personal concerns.

 

Students with disabilities

ProtectPreventParentFeb16.jpgWe work closely with disabled students and would encourage you to get in touch with our Learner Support Team as soon as possible so that we can plan and put together the appropriate support that you need.

Personal learning support - read our guidance notes.

Physical access

We’ve worked hard over recent years to ensure that our buildings and facilities are accessible to all. There are plenty of disabled parking spaces available, and buildings are fitted with doors with automatic sensors and lifts. Where access proves to be impractical we’ll endeavour to make every effort to find alternative ways of making the curriculum accessible to you.

Students on part-time and full-time higher education courses may be eligible to apply for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) to help meet the costs of their support needs at college. The DSA will cover the costs of small and large pieces of equipment such as dictaphones, computers and ergonomic seating. It will also cover the costs of non-medical personal help such as scribes, note takers and interpreters. Travel costs may also be claimed in certain circumstances.

Study

Your personal success is very important to us and our Learning Resource Centre is here to ensure that you make the most of your potential and offers a range of learning support services, including:

  • Study skills, for example referencing, essay writing, revision techniques
  • Dyslexia support
  • Reading, writing, spelling and grammar
  • Basic numeracy, communication and IT
  • Numeracy and communication support groups
  • General English for ESOL students

Equipment loan

We have a wide range of specialist equipment including laptops, ergonomic mice and keyboards, dictaphones and software such as Read and Write Gold and Dragon Naturally Speaking, which are all available through our equipment loan bank facility.

Alternative assessment

If you need specific support in assessments and exams, such as scribes and interpreters, our Learner Support Team can help you. Get in touch to find out more.

Mental Health

As a college we are aware of the stigma surrounding mental health.  We understand this can prevent a student from disclosing or engaging with additional support.

We have a range of support available to you during your studies with us. Please check out our latest newsletter here to see what we can do to help you.

You may also find this link useful to the Student Minds blog. The Student Minds blog is the biggest blog in the UK dedicated to student mental health and university life.

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See Me is Scotland's Programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.  They are funded by Scottish Government and Comic Relief and are managed by SAMH and the Mental Health Foundation.

You can find out more about the See Me programme at their website by clicking here.