It is important that you can access support, regardless of whether your study is full or part-time here are some of the ways we can help.
The College provides Careers Information Advice & Guidance via tutorials, workshops and drop-in sessions. Information on career planning, job seeking and higher education courses and funding can be found in the Learning Resource Centres or through Student Services. Students can also access help and advice from the National Careers Service website
The College is based in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK, with many residential options from nearby city centres to rural villages. The College does not have direct access to student accommodation, however Student Services can supply a list of local letting agents.
Help with funding childcare may be available; full-time students should contact Student Finance England (visit their website). Part-time students may be able to apply for a contribution and should ask Student Services for information about funding.
A free, confidential counselling service is available to any student who may need help, advice or support regarding a personal problem or difficulty that might affect their studies.
The College recognises that starting a Degree course may be a big step and with this in mind is keen to support students with a wide range of academic and pastoral support mechanisms. Tutorial support can help with day to day queries, in addition many courses offer on-line resources to help students working from home. Class sizes at the College tend to be smaller than those you might find at a larger institution giving you more opportunities for individual attention.
All students are entitled to join the National Union of Students (NUS) and enjoy the many benefits and services available with this, both locally and nationally. With many discounts on offer at a variety of stores on the High Street you will be spoilt for choice.
Craven College aims to continually improve our service to students so it is essential that we collect and act on student feedback. Students have numerous opportunities to give their views, from questionnaires, focus groups and spot surveys on particular issues. We encourage active participation in course team meetings and management meetings through a system of course representatives. Students also are involved in validating new Degrees and giving feedback to the Quality Assurance Agency. So, at every level you have the opportunity to make your individual views heard.
Employers are looking for people who not only have good qualifications but experience of a working environment. At Craven College we have extensive opportunities for you to try out different things and put your academic learning into practical contexts – you will find volunteering really useful and it can also help you with your studies.
We welcome international students who have the relevant qualifications and correct visa status to study in the United Kingdom. Please contact Student Services for further details and fees. Craven College has a reputation for caring about its students and the fact that we are a relatively small College means that you will receive the support you need.
Once you have left Craven College as one of our many successful graduates we hope that you will keep in touch with the College, and the friends you have made here, through our Alumni network. You will be able to keep in touch through our newsletters and web site and participate in social and other activities.