Although we are working very differently at this time, with most teaching and learning happening online, our information, advice and guidance services (The Advice Shop), wellbeing services, and library services are still available to all students.
Information, Advice and Guidance
The Advice Shop is continuing to provide information, advice and guidance including careers guidance appointments via email, telephone and Skype.
You can contact the Advice Shop to arrange appointments by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 01603 773 311.
Our wellbeing team is here to support students.
Our Wellbeing advisers, Counsellors, and Mental Health Adviser are available during normal working hours to offer advice and guidance for anything affecting your wellbeing, not just coronavirus related. If you already have an appointment with us we look forward to supporting you.
You can contact the Wellbeing team by emailing email@example.com
Free College Meals and Bursary payments
If you were receiving free college meals or bursary support, you will continue to get financial support during this period. Payments are being made directly to students’ bank accounts.
Students to whom this applies should already have received an email from us about this. If you have any questions about Free College Meals or Bursary payments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 01603 773 311.
Student finance for university
If you are going to university in September and need financial support, you should submit your application before 22nd May 2020. You do not need a confirmed place on a course to apply, you can use your first choice of course and update your application later if this changes. This will ensure your finances are in place for the new academic year.
The easiest way to apply is online at www.gov.uk/studentfinance. Student Finance has produced a guide and video to help you with the process. There is also a dedicated resource for parents and partners who are supporting applications.
Our Library staff are still available to support you via Skype, email or over the phone. Please get in touch via email@example.com with your support requests.
If you are self-isolating and have returns that are overdue, please renew via the website or contact us on the above email address. Fines that occur due to isolations will be waived.