Student Support Services
Because YOU matter! Our goal is to offer an effective and comprehensive range of support services to all students, which will help them to fulfil their potential and achieve the maximum benefit from their course at Askham Bryan College.
Student Support Services aims to offer students 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
Where to Find Us
On the York campus we are based in the Main Building between the refectory and the common room.
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…
In Student Support Services we have an FE Careers Coordinator and an HE Careers and Progression Coordinator. Our advisers are able to provide advice and support to help prepare students for their next step whether it is further or higher education or employment.
There may be occasions during your time at College when you experience problems, feel under pressure or just want to talk to someone. Counselling is for anyone who feels they may need it. Our service at the College is confidential, free, discreet, relaxed, friendly and honest.
Whether you are an FE or an HE student 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.
All FE students in College have a Pastoral Tutor who is linked to their Course Manager and Student Support Services. Pastoral Tutors are available for students to talk to regarding any issues they have with their programme of study or their general wellbeing.
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, if there is something bothering you at home or at College or you are worried about a fellow student you can contact the Safeguarding Team 24 hours a day on 07773 312617 or alternatively you can email them in confidence.