Student support is central to everything we do.
Below you will find links to information on all the services we provide at the College, but we know that sometimes you can't beat speaking to a helpful member of the team so please call us on 01780 484 311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org where will we be happy to answer your questions.
The College Student Services office is locally centrally behind reception, and provides a whole range of services to provide support for you whilst you are studying with us. The team includes:
- The Welfare Team
The team are here to help you be healthy, happy and successful. They can help you with a range of issues, the team can provide someone to speak to, a listening service, and are able to help you contact a wide range of organisations who can offer help and support.
- Financial Support
Stamford College can offer financial support to any student from low income households who face the greatest barriers to continuing in education or training. There are a number of funds you can apply for depending on your personal circumstance. Visit our Finance and Funding page for more information.
Alongside transport run by local councils, we also have 15 different bus routes to make getting to College easy. Our transport team can help you with all bus and transport related enquiries including how to apply and pay, and how to apply for a parking permit if you need one. Visit our buses and transport page for more information.
A professional college counsellor is available to support you during term time on an appointment basis, arranged by the welfare team.
The service is strictly confidential and can help you deal with any personal problems during your time at college. The one-to-one sessions can help with concerns about college work, family relationships, personal relationships, self-esteem or a host of other problems. Our counsellor also works with various external agencies and organisations to provide additional, specialist support where necessary.
- Student Mentors
When you start College, you will be allocated a Student Mentor who will help you to settle into college life and work closely with you, your lecturers and your parents to help you achieve your goals.
They will help you manage your time, develop your study skills and help build your confidence during regular tutorial and one-to-one sessions.
You will also have the chance to experience a range of personal development sessions and meet visiting guest speakers who will introduce you to topics such as:
- personal and mental health
- drugs and alcohol
- managing money
- online safety
Support with your learning
We have a large team on-site that offer personalised and bespoke support, in and out of class to meet your additional support needs.
We have staff who are qualified to teach students:
- With severe to mild learning difficulties
- Who are deaf and hearing impaired
- With specific learning difficulties
- With basic skills needs
- Who are blind or visually impaired
- Who have a physical disability
And following an assessment of need can provide support such as:
- A communication support worker
- A learning support assistant
- A note taker
- Pre-recorded tapes
- Enlarged or braille materials
- Specialist IT resources
Our Study Centre
During your first few weeks in College your course tutors will be getting to know you and finding out about the skills you have and where you need extra help in order to successfully complete your course.
Sometimes you may need extra help with literacy, numeracy, exam skills, writing an assignment or any other problem that may be worrying you. We will assess whether in class or one-to-one support in the Study Centre would be beneficial. We have experienced staff who will work with you and your course tutors, to ensure that you get the support you need.
When you first come to Stamford College you will be asked to take part in an assessment of your reading, writing and maths, as this will help us to make sure we are offering you the right support and help. You will have a chance to speak with one of the Study Centre team at your interview.