Support for Higher Education Students
Our staff have the skills and experience to help you succeed: They will help build your confidence and achieve your aims. You will have a personal tutor whom you will meet regularly to discuss your progress. They will usually be one of your subject or main course tutors. The Student Services Team is based on the ground floor at the back of the Restaurant. Support is provided in the following areas:
Additional Learning Support
If you have a medical condition, poor sight or hearing, learning difficulties such as Dyslexia and Dyspraxia or any other learning needs, our Additional Learning Support team can help you. They provide services including one-to-one teaching, support in class, computer programmes, specialist equipment or interpreters. The team is based in new purpose-built facilities which include a supported study area. Additional support is available to ALL students. You can discuss your needs at your interview.
Note: 1-to-1 or in-class support for Higher Education students is funded through a Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). If you have any of the following:
- Specific Learning Differences – Dyslexia and Dyspraxia
- Autistic Spectrum Conditions
- mental ill health
- physical or sensory impairments
- ongoing medical condition
- extra support whist at college or school
- Access to examination arrangements
You could be eligible for a Disabled Support Allowance (DSA). It is advisable to arrange for an assessment for this prior to starting courses so that support can be agreed as soon as possible. To find out more contact: email@example.com or visit the DSA website.
Although there are no childcare facilities on site at New College, The Co-operative Childcare is an independent purpose-built nursery located behind New College. It offers a comprehensive range of services which will help you to complete your studies with the full confidence that your children are well looked-after and within easy reach.
The College's Careers Adviser is available to all our students to give free and impartial information, advice and guidance on career prospects, work, training, higher education and CVs. HE students linked to partner institutions have full access to their guidance, support, resources and online resources
We offer a free, confidential counselling service. Our counsellors are here to listen and support you if you have any personal problems that affect your learning. Appointments can be arranged through the Student Services Assistants in BG13 or by calling 01793 732849. Student Services can also provide information on external support agencies and helplines.
New College Student Union
All New College students are able to become members of the New College Student Union (NCSU), which is affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS). Students can purchase the NUS Extra card online for £12 (correct at time of printing). It carries several advantages such as discounts in many high street stores. Visit www.nus.org.uk/en/nus-extra for more information. NCSU executive members also represent students on many important College committees.
Our Chaplaincy offers students and staff a confidential listening ear. New College has a Sacred Space available for students and staff of all faiths and none. The current Chaplaincy team members are from different Christian denominations, but offer a service to people of all faiths. They can be contacted by telephone on 01793 732849, or found in Student Services.
We have resources to improve accessibility, including reserved parking, ramped access to the building and lifts to all areas of the main building and Sports Centre. For more information, please contact our Additional Learning Support team via Student Services on 01793 732849 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org