We work hard to create a safe and supportive learning experience for all our students.
Everything we do is to help you succeed. No matter where you want to get to or where you are starting from, we want to help you achieve your ambitions.
Your wellbeing is very important to us. We know that some learners need more support to meet their needs. We work with learners, their families and external partners to support a smooth transition from school to college, right through to moving into employment or higher-level learning.
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At Activate Learning, your happiness and success is our priority. We offer the following dedicated services to ensure your life while studying is positive and fulfilling - both academically and personally.
Our teams support students in a number of ways:
Coming to college can be a daunting experience for some, so we work with learners and offer taster sessions, college tours, summer programmes and 1:1 support to ensure you adjust to college life quickly.
Support for parents
We know how important it is for parents to be aware of all opportunities available to young people, as well as the support they can provide them.
It is everybody’s responsibility to keep our campuses safe. When on campus, we ask that you always wear your lanyard to identify yourself and to access buildings. We have a team of safeguarding and child protection specialists to respond if you are worried about your own or somebody else’s health, safety or wellbeing, on or off campus.
We want everyone to feel welcome, safe and secure whilst at college.
Mental health issues will affect one in four people in the UK each year.
We offer a wide range of services to support learners with mental health issues. We will support you to prevent mental health issues arising, raise awareness, reduce stigma and break down barriers. We help staff and students spot the signs, keep healthy and get the help they need.
Study, relationships, money worries – sometimes problems can seem hard to deal with and life can be challenging at times. All our students have access to a free, confidential counselling service, to help them work through any issues that may be affecting their studies.
Support for LGBTQIA+ students
Activate Learning offer dedicated individual and group support for LGBTQIA+ students at our colleges. We work closely with community networks and clubs to offer as extensive support as possible. We facilitate LGBTQIA+ clubs and groups at each of our campuses, and will continue to expand these groups as of September 2020.
Throughout the academic year, the Student Support team celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community with a range of external and internal events.
We continue to train and upskill our Student Support staff to better support the diverse students at our colleges.
Regardless of age, Student Support can support you with referrals and engagement to other services in the community.
At each of our college campuses we have an LGBTQIA+ society. Anyone that identifies in the LGBTQIA+ community or as an ally is welcome to come along. The society meets to offer support, fundraise for charities and events, and organise events for the community in college. The society is completely student-led so we need your input! If you are interested in coming along to a meeting or joining the society then drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to your local Student Support team on campus.
As part of our guarantee to enable students to work efficiently, whether on campus or remotely, we have set up a buy your own device scheme to enable all students to buy a laptop or tablet. We want everyone to have access to the right equipment even if they aren’t physically at college. So, we’ve teamed up with two companies, Academia and Dell, who can support you with buying a new device.
There is a choice of devices available for you to choose from and the option to pay via a payment plan, so you can spread the cost. The devices are sold as bundles which includes a case and a warranty and the option to add insurance should you wish to do so.
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Visit our online store with Dell
All students have a dedicated personal tutor on hand to coach you and keep you on track to succeed. Their frequent and friendly meetings will ensure your set targets are met and exceeded.
Sometimes, barriers can prevent us from achieving our best. Sometimes, we all need a helping hand to get back on track. Our team of attendance specialists are here to help you work through these barriers and things that may be holding you back, and make sure you can attend all of your lessons to maximise your learning!
Faith rooms are available for you to use on all campuses for prayer and quiet reflection.
Have your say and join the Activate Learning Students’ Union! You could run for one of the executive committee positions or join some of the clubs and societies that are run by students.
Each campus has its own Students’ Union room where you can mix with other students, chill out and relax or work.
Learner Voice and Student Representatives
Become a student representative and share your ideas and opinions to help change the student experience. This is an essential part of improving the college experience for all students.
Events and enrichment
Throughout the year, we organise a vibrant range of events and activities to enrich the learner experience at college. This includes: charity events, awareness days, and celebrating religious festivals.
For further information on any of the above, please email email@example.com.