Your personal tutor will help you settle into College life and progress rapidly by setting targets and using a series of individual tutorials and review sessions and continue to advise and support you throughout your course. The Personal Tutor Team will support your progression into Higher Education, to another College course or employment. They are your first contact should you have any safeguarding issues.
The Personal Tutor Drop In Centre is available to all students of any age. You can come here and chat with a personal tutor about any issues that are stopping you making the most of your time in college. We can help you access specialist help and advice when you are not sure which way to turn. Contact us via student services on 550581 or e-mail email@example.com, or drop in to student services and ask for the personal tutor drop in centre.
The College Chaplain
Margaret Fraser is available to give spiritual guidance, pastoral support and to discuss ethical issues with students of all faiths and none. Margaret is a Christian minister but can put you in touch with leaders of other faith communities. She can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College provides a wide range of activities that it hopes students will take part in. These include sporting activities, trips, visits and events that will help you broaden your outlook on life and improve your opportunities. If you want to do or organise something new, do tell us! Join in and enjoy!
The college offers a confidential counselling service to promote the health and well-being of all students.
You may be stressed due to a difficult situation, your work, relationships, loss, depression or anxiety. You may want to explore your own personal development or discuss a difficult decision.
Whatever you reasons, counselling can help you acknowledge your feelings and clarify issues so you can begin to change things for yourself.
The College counsellor, Joan Hart, is available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, during term time only
To arrange an appointment, contact Reception on 01983 526631 or Student Services on 01983 550581
National Union Of Students (NUS) Extra Discount Card
NUS Extra is a premium discount and membership card which is exclusively available to students through NUS and is packed with offers and vouchers to save you money. If you wish to purchase the £11 NUS Extra Card please go to www.nusextra.co.uk. Southern Vectis offers 50% discounts on all fares for students with an NUS Extra card.
The Isle Of Wight College Student ID Card
The College Student ID Cards can be used to gain discounts from a range of local shops and services.
We understand that students sometimes start College with lots of concerns and potential difficulties. The team within the welfare section of Student Services is able to give objective and confidential advice about a wide range of issues regardless of whether the problem is related to personal circumstances or College studies. If the problem is related to housing or finance, benefits, course fees or child care, home or work, transport or employment there is someone here to help you through it.
Our Student Welfare Officer, team of Personal Tutors and our fully qualified Counsellor will help you tackle those problems that there seems to be no way around.
Additional Learning Support
Any student at The Isle of Wight College with a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or a disability, is entitled to additional support with their learning. The student is usually referred by the tutor after an initial and diagnostic assessment. Support options include: assistive technology, specialist tutor dyslexia support and specialist assessment for exam arrangements, in-class curriculum support, EAL and language support, communicators for hearing impaired learners and assistive technology for visually impaired learners.
Isle Of Wight Council Education Participation Team
Isle of Wight Council Education Participation Team (Connexions) provides independent and impartial information, advice and guidance on education, training and employment. This service is available to students on Foundation Learning, Gateway, Level 1 and Level 2 programmes who are aged 13 to 19 years. Extra support is available for students with an S139a. The service is no longer provided at college, so students requiring support should call into the Connexions office at 29 High Street, Newport. No appointment is required and the office is open 9.30am – 12.30 and 1 – 4 pm.
National Careers Services
National Careers Services provides free and impartial information, advice and guidance for people aged 20 and over. Appointments to see a Careers Adviser can be arranged at College. Advice regarding CVs and UCAS applications is available from National Careers Services . If you would like to arrange an appointment to see a National Careers Services careers advisor please telephone 0800 100 900.