Wellbeing & Support Services

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Career preparation and development 

If you are studying a full-time course/study programme you’ll be allocated a personal tutor. 

Trained to give you support and guidance whilst on your course/study programme, your tutor will work with you to review your progress each term. 


Learning Support 

Our dedicated team assists all students with additional support needs to have equal access to the curriculum and work towards meeting their full potential with our support. 

The need for additional learning support may arise from a learning difficulty and/or disability.

Our team has experience and knowledge of a range of learning difficulties and/or disabilities. They will identify and arrange the necessary support to enable students to achieve their individual learning goals.  

The College can also provide a professional, confidential counselling service.


Maths and English

If you are studying a full-time course/study programme and have not yet achieved GCSE grade 4/5 (C) in either maths or English, the College will help you work towards gaining these vital qualifications. 

We offer both GCSEs and Functional Skills (these are GCSE equivalent qualifications in practical maths and English skills) alongside your course/study programme.


Funding  

The Student Funding team provides information, advice and guidance about a range of student funds. 

Our team can also help you with your application to these schemes. 

Funds may be available to help you with any ancillary course costs and the cost of books and equipment, travel, childcare costs and emergency hardship.


Students’ Union (SU)

The SU is your independent, student-led organisation which gives you a voice and provides a host of activities throughout the year.

So, what do you get?
  • Student Centre (recreational common room) 
  • The College gym and activities to support your physical wellbeing.
  • Student discounts – with your NUS TOTUM discount card, bag a bargain at the cinema and in hundreds of high street or online shops. Cards are available at a cost of £14.99 – get yours early to gain a full year’s worth of discounts!


If you’d like more information about the SU and the Student Liaison team, e-mail studentliaison@cityplym.ac.uk



Activities and sports 

At City College there is a team of enthusiastic staff who work hard to make sure you have a range of activities and trips to enjoy during your time here – from non-contact boxing and creative sessions, to Thorpe Park and shopping trips to London.

The College also has a gym and dedicated Health, Fitness and Sports team. Their role is to offer sports and physical activity opportunities, working with various national sporting organisations and local clubs to help increase participation whilst encouraging a healthy lifestyle. If there is something you fancy having a go at, make sure you let the team know.


Student Centre

Play pool, Xbox, catch up with friends or just relax between lectures in the Student Centre.

Please note, the Student Centre will have a limited capacity for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19 measures.

In addition to the Student Centre, if you are a higher education student, you will have access to the Higher Education Common Room, IT Suite and Study Room.


Welfare and wellbeing

We have a team of dedicated Student Liaison Support Workers to support you with any issues, worries or challenges you may have that are impacting on your time at the College. 

The team can offer advice and support, and signpost you to other sources of help. They work closely with a number of external organisations to ensure the best support is available for you both.

Support Workers can be found in the Student Centre.


Childcare – Curious Kittens Day Nursery


If you are a parent, our onsite nursery will enable you to study knowing that your children are being looked after in a stimulating and caring environment. 

Curious Kittens caters for children aged six months to school entry age, subject to availability.

Most students will be eligible for some help with childcare costs. The Student Funding team and Nursery staff will be able to offer advice on this.


Safeguarding – Being Safe at College 

Your safety and well-being is extremely important to us and the College is committed to providing a safe learning environment. 

There is a designated team of Safeguarding Officers to support and advise you in all matters of safety, protection from abuse or exploitation, concerns about bullying and well-being.

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