Student Services

As well as the support that you will receive from your teachers, there may be times when you wish to seek specialist information or advice. 

Student Services is the place where students can drop in for information, guidance and support at any time about:

Our Student Services team are always willing to help and they have been awarded Matrix Standard which is the unique quality framework for the effective delivery of information, advice and/or guidance on learning and work.

LEARNING SUPPORT
The college offers a range of support which seeks to meet the needs of our students depending on their learning difference, disability, or medical condition.  At each of our colleges we are committed to removing barriers to learning and ensuring that each student is empowered to reach their potential and gain independence. Support ranges from differentiated teaching and in-class support, to more specialist support including assistive technology for dyslexia. You may require support if you have identified needs such as:
• Specific disabilities/difficulties: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Asperger’s Syndrome, hearing/visual/physical difficulties, mental health difficulties, ADHD, medical conditions

• A temporary disability resulting from illness or injury. All discussions about the best type of support for you are student led, as we consider your voice and your
independence in decision making to be key.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT
We can offer a bursary of £10* per week to help you with the cost of attending college. You may also be entitled to free lunches each day as well as help with other course costs such as equipment. We have a number of college buses that operate throughout Greater Manchester. Pay just £20 per year and then all travel on the college buses is free. They are reliable, clean and comfortable and give you the opportunity to meet up with friends on the way to and from college.

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY
We welcome all applications and aim to provide access to our courses for all students, whatever their gender, ethnicity or disability. We value diversity and see education as an opportunity to share different experiences. We have a firm commitment to raising the achievements of all our students and help them in any way we can. This was confirmed by Ofsted who stated, “Equality and diversity are outstanding and exceptionally well integrated into all aspects of the college’s work”.

DIGITAL LEARNING & RESOURCES
To ensure that you have the best experience in your studies we have invested significantly in digital resources. We aim to provide you with opportunities to develop your digital literacy skills which will enable you to achieve your career aspirations. At all our colleges in Salford we have a brand new technology enabled Digital Learning Zone where you can study between lessons. This is a vibrant, modern, flexible and fluid open plan space hosting an array of engaging sessions whether one to one, small groups, workshops or general lessons. Becoming a digitally savvy student will enable you to study 24/7 – not being confined by traditional learning environments e.g. from home, on the bus or in your local café. Your default learning experience will include sharing and collaborating remotely with others via Canvas‡ and using your free cloud based Microsoft Office365 account with 1TB of storage. This will set you up to become desirable employees, innovators and entrepreneurs of the future. Our Digital Learning Zones will also provide you with access to books, journals, newspapers and a relaxed space in which to spend time in as you wish.

‡”Our Canvas online learning system is a place to learn, revise, share and communicate in one place.”