We offer support to all students to ensure that you have the best possible experience at Bury College.
Student Services offers a one-stop-shop for help and support for students. This includes help and advice with all aspects of student life including:
There is financial support available for students who are experiencing financial difficulty whilst studying at Bury College. These include Learner Support Funds, Bursaries and Awards*.
Financial support can help with all areas of college, including transport, college equipment, meals in college, books, trips, specialised kits and other course related costs. All financial support is subject to eligibility criteria so please contact the Student Services team on 0161 280 8421.
*Please note, there are terms and conditions that apply to financial support for students. These are prescribed by the Government along strict guidelines that Bury College must follow.
Moving from school to college is an exciting time and we support all our students during this transitional time. Bury College has an excellent Pastoral Team who are available to help you overcome any issues whilst also offering confidential support and advice. The team are also on-hand to help you should you be having any difficulties, be it in college or at home.
Your Personal Tutor will help you settle quickly into college life and they will work with you to ensure you achieve the best results possible. Your Personal Tutor will meet with you individually during the year, to help you think about your goals, set targets to enable you to reach those goals and track your progress.
Additional Learning Support is available to help and support you to succeed on your chosen course.
You can ask for support at any time. We have a dedicated team who will talk to you about your needs and support you in whichever way is best for you. Please help us to help you by telling us if you have a disability or any other needs during enrolment or when you start and we will do all that we can to provide an individual support plan.
Members of the Additional Learning Support team are experienced in working with students with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities including:
• Profound/Moderate Learning Difficulties
• Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) including Dyslexia and Dyspraxia
• Physical and Sensory Impairments
• Medical Conditions
• Social/Emotional and Mental Health needs
The type of support available will depend on your individual needs, this may include:
• Specialist assessment/individual support plan
• Small group provision (Foundation Studies)
• In-class support from an Educational Support Worker
• Personal Care Support
• Mobility Support
• Academic one-to-one support outside of the classroom
• ESOL workshops
• Access to specialist equipment / adapted materials / software
• Exam access arrangements
• Mentoring support
• Support from Medical/Physical/Sensory Impairment/Autism Spectrum Coordinators (pre-entry and on programme)
• Enrichment Activities
• Links to external services, e.g. Visual and Hearing Impairment Services
There are quiet rooms available in the Millennium and Woodbbury Centre for those students that wish to use this facilitiy