Study & Support
You are investing in your future when you study at College and you can expect the support of a team of professionals to support you in achieving your aims.
There is also an extensive array of resources, processes and facilities in place to help you enjoy your studies and to complete your qualification successfully.
To find out about all the help there is in Buckinghamshire for children and young people from 0 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities please click here
We work for you
The College abides by and incorporates key principles and equality and diversity in everything we do for our students.
Students coming to us from school can:
- Be independent and have a voice
- Know your rights and responsibilities
- Be ready for work
- Be confident and courageous
- Respect and appreciate others
Older students can:
- Be confident about learning
- Know your options
- Utilise and harness your experience
- Add to your professionalism
- Build ambition and aspiration
Each campus has its own Information Hub which is fully equipped with the latest books, computers, printers and audio-visual equipment. This is in addition to the specialist facilities for different study areas.
Student ‘Enrichment’ Activities
So, what is ‘enrichment’?
Enrichment acknowledges the extra-curricular activities and experiences students enjoy and do outside of college/classrooms. Enrichment broadens horizons, develops new skills and contributes to students’ personal and social development.
By taking part in different types of activities, students gain and develop important skills such as commitment, good citizenship, initiative, leadership and team spirit, all of interest to employers and universities.
The College runs a wide variety of enrichment activities for its students, ranging from visits to art galleries to trips to Europe and the US; these are all designed to complement and enhance the learning experience and provide you with a well-rounded and solid learning experience.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, the College may be able to provide financial support, including childcare support, towards the costs incurred on your course. Advice, guidelines and application forms for the Access Fund are available from the Reception.
For information on student grants and loans please visit the Funding page.
Learning and Language Support
The Learner Support Team comprises experienced tutors and specialist staff who aim to provide a confidential and flexible service, which meets your needs. This includes assessing and discussing your needs.
Support can be offered:
- when you are applying or thinking about applying for a course
- for students with dyslexia or dyspraxia
- for those with impaired sight or hearing e.g. a note taker
- for those with mobility difficulties or a healthcare need
- in the form of additional tutorials at a time and place – which can be on a one-to-one basis if appropriate
- in making arrangements with examination boards for additional time or other special arrangements
All public areas of the Amersham Campus are accessible to wheelchair users and disabled access has also been extended at the High Wycombe Campus. Special facilities at all campuses include portable hearing loops available for use when required; induction loops fitted to each reception desk (and in the Lecture Theatre and main Theatre at Amersham); and toilets for the disabled.
This strictly confidential service (daytime only) is available at both Campuses. Just contact us for more information.
Keeping you safe
The College has specially appointed Safeguarding Officers who students can turn to for help of a more personal nature.
The College Safeguarding Team is:
David Benson, Alison Muggridge, Jo Walden, Debbie Doyle, Yvette Kirby and Carol Rhodes.
To contact one of the Safeguarding Officers please call us free on 0800 614016 or e-mail Safeguarding
Keeping you healthy
The College is committed to providing students with opportunities to stay fit and healthy. Our refectories offer healthy option meals and there is a gym at the High Wycombe Campus for students to use.
The use of drink and drugs on premises will not be tolerated at either Campus. Any person found under the influence of alcohol, using, possessing or dealing in any illegal substance will be suspended from the College with immediate effect, pending investigation. The College’s disciplinary procedure will be implemented and the police may be informed, resulting in criminal proceedings. A number of wellbeing counselling and support services are available on campus for students struggling with substance abuse and other personal issues.
Location & Transportation
Each Campus has good local bus links and Amersham has underground links to central London. For all details of the transport available from several locations see the Transport page for details.
Higher Education Student Accommodation
For our Higher Education students we offer single room student accommodation at Newlands Park, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks, HP8 4AD. Have a look at the images here.
High Quality Single Room Accommodation:
- available as self-catering or half board basis
- £100 per bed per week, self-catering
- £155 per week per bed, with breakfast and evening meal in the dining hall
- term time only rental agreement
- inclusive of all utilities and internet connection
- shared kitchen
- shared bathroom and toilet with a 4:1 ratio
- 24 hour security
- minibus shuttle service (provided by the College at small extra cost)
- located in the heart of ancient parkland yet with easy access to London and local destinations
- extensive private grounds
- sports facilities including tennis courts, sports hall and artificial pitches
- shop and dining hall