Student Services

Student Services

Helping you Succeed

Newton Rigg College offers a safe and supportive environment for you to study work and enjoy life. Whatever course you choose, you’ll find we have great general facilities for you to use including a fully equipped science lab, IT suite and Learning Resource Centre (LRC) with new IT equipment and well stocked library that is modern, spacious and an ideal environment for students to study.

Helping you succeed on your course

Every student has a personal tutor and course tutor who will provide advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your course and succeed in obtaining your qualification. If you’re under 18, we will also keep in touch with your parents or guardians about your attendance, performance and progress.

Helping you to make the most of student life

Our Warden Team aims to make sure everyone gets the most out of their time at College, whether it's by organising sports, helping you to get involved in new activities like charity work or working with the Student Union to organise social events.

Helping you to plan your career

Our course tutors all have strong contacts in industry and work with all students and through all aspects of choosing a career, looking for work, writing a CV, making applications and preparing for interview. There are also excellent sources of information in our Learning Resources Centre. 

Providing extra information and advice 

If you need extra information, we have lots of leaflets and information packs on everything from finance to health, welfare and support for students with learning difficulties and disabilities. We can also help with any other queries you might have. The team also includes our residential wardens and chaplain and there’s a Help Desk to put you in touch with the best person to ask, whatever your query or problem. Independent professional and confidential counselling is available if you need it. If you require further information on anything from finance to health, welfare or services for students with learning difficulties and disabilities. If you need extra information we have leaflets and information packs on everything from finance to health, welfare and support for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.    We have indepdendent professional counsellors to help students to work through personal issues in confidence, a team of chaplains, a Student Retention Officer and residential wardens to advise students where to go for advice and support.


We are committed to upholding the five outcomes of ‘Every Learner Matters’ and have a statutory duty to ensure the welfare of children and vulnerable adults by promoting a safe environment. As part of that commitment, we provide all  students with a confidential telephone number and email address that they can use if they have any concerns.

Supporting Students with Additional Learning Needs or Disabilities

Newton Rigg College is committed to supporting all students achieve their full potential. The College has a specialist team in our Learning Support Department who work closely with students to provide appropriate support to suit their needs. It is advisable to speak to the team as soon as possible and preferably well in advance of starting your programme of study so that arrangements can be put into place.

Support may take the form of specialist study skills, mentoring or assistive technology which may be in the form of a computer with specialist software or audio equipment.

Higher Education students who experience a barrier to learning which affects their ability to study are eligible to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). This could pay for specialist support and equipment to help you with your studies. Applications for DSA are accessed through Student Finance England. You should apply for this allowance as soon as you have accepted your place at the College as the process can take around 14 weeks. You will need to provide proof about your learning need or disability. The College Learning Support Team will be happy to help advise you about this. More information about applying for DSA can be found at:

Barriers to learning which can be supported include, but are not limited to:

  • Dyslexia
  • Mental Health Difficulties
  • Autism
  • Epilepsy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Mobility Difficulties
  • Attention Deficit
  • Dyspraxia

Any student wishing to enquire about arranging support with their studies should contact our Learning Support Team by Telephoning the Learning Support Team on:

01904 772340

Emailing the  Learning Support Manager at

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