Advice, Guidance & Progress
Within the Student Support Centre the Advice, Guidance and Progress team recognises each student has individual needs and circumstances and aims to provide personalised support.
Our work with students acknowledges that there are not always clear boundaries between college and home life and that students can be vulnerable through a combination of factors, for example family circumstances, bullying, mental health issues and Child Protection. We strongly encourage students to reports incidents of bullying, and aim to employ strategies which will not put the victims at further risk.
Student voice is very strong and well established; staff and students recognise the value of student participation both within the college and out in the wider community. Part of this includes the prestigious role of the Student Governors who, having been elected by their peers in all year groups, then participate at Leadership level, with full voting rights at age 18. Students are always actively getting involved and are inspired to set up a variety of societies. Last year there were 15 different societies and all were lead by students who have a passion about a particular area, be it a medical or engineering society, or a faith-based society.