Student Services

The College works hard to ensure everyone has the support they need to learn, achieve and enjoy college life.

Because YOU matter!

Our goal is to offer effective and comprehensive support services to all students to help them to fulfil their potential and achieve the maximum benefit from their course at Askham Bryan College.

Student Support Services aims to offer impartial information, advice and guidance on a full range of services, including (but not limited to):

• Finance (grants, bursaries, student loans, and benefits.)
• Health and welfare issues (health promotions, sexual health nurses, doctors’ appointments)
• Counselling appointments
• Careers advice and guidance
• Personal support
• Events and activities
• Safeguarding

 

Where to find us?

On the York campus we are based in the Main Building between the refectory and the common room.

 

 

Opening imes

We are open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm; between these times there is always someone there to help no matter how big or small your problem.

The Student Support Services team is here to support you throughout your time at Askham Bryan College and want to ensure that you get the most out of your experience at the College.

We can help you with…

Careers

In Student Support Services we have advisers that specialise in further education provision and higher education provision as well as a SEND Careers Adviser. Our advisers are able to provide guidance and support to help prepare students for their next step whether it is study to degree-level or progressing on to employment.

Student Wellbeing Service

There may be occasions during your time at College when you experience uncertainty, feel under pressure or just want to talk to someone. Our Student Wellbeing Co-ordinators are available to support anyone who feels they may need help. Our service at the College is confidential, free, discreet, relaxed, friendly and honest.

Financial Advice

Whether you are a further education student or studying for your degree, we can provide you with information and advice on funding, bursaries, grants, student loans, access funds, charities and welfare benefits. If we cannot answer your questions, we can make a referral to someone who can.

Individual Tutorials

All students in College are given space on their timetables to have individual appraisals with their Course Manager to discuss any issues they have regarding their programme of study or their general wellbeing.

Safeguarding

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults. Incidents and concerns must be reported to the Safeguarding Team. We are available and accessible should you need to share anything with us, whether at home, at College or if you are worried about a fellow student. Our Safeguarding Team is on call 24 hours a day on 07773 312617 or alternatively you can email them in confidence.

Support for Looked After Children 

Find out more about the support for looked after children. 

NSPCC helpline

There has been a lot of news in the press recently about students who are reporting that they have suffered some form of sexual abuse both in and outside school /college. The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced abuse in education. The Report Abuse in Education helpline comes after a high number of anonymous testimonials were submitted to the Everyone’s Invited website, documenting abuse in all types of schools, colleges, and universities.

The helpline will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals. Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.

The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline – Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at help@nspcc.org.uk. Alternatively if you would like to talk to someone in college please either call our Safeguarding lines :

York / Wakefield / Saltaire/ Middlesbrough – 07773 312617
or speak to Student Services or request to speak with one of our Student Wellbeing Co-ordinators.

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