Because YOU matter! Our goal is to offer an effective and comprehensive range of support services to all students, which will help them to fulfil their potential and achieve the maximum benefit from their course at Newton Rigg College.
Student Services aims to offer students impartial information, advice and guidance on a full range of services, including (but not limited to):
• Finance (grants, bursaries, student loans, and benefits.)
• Health and welfare issues (health promotions, sexual health nurses, doctors' appointments)
• Counselling appointments
• Careers advice and guidance
• Personal support
• Events and activities
Where to Find Us
We are based in the middle of the campus in the Grasmere Building (the topmost office).
We are open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm; between these times there is always someone there to help no matter how big or small your problem and outside of these hours Warden support is available.
The Student Support Services team is here to support you throughout your time at Newton Rigg College and want to ensure that you get the most out of your experience at the College.
We can help you with…
Our advisers are able to provide advice and support to help prepare students for their next step whether it is further or higher education or employment.
There may be occasions during your time at College when you experience problems, feel under pressure or just want to talk to someone. Counselling is for anyone who feels they may need it. Our service at the College is confidential, free, discreet, relaxed, friendly and honest.
We can provide you with information and advice on funding, bursaries, grants, student loans, access funds, charities and welfare benefits. If we cannot answer your questions we can make a referral to someone who can.
All FE students in College are given space on their timetables to have individual tutorials with their course managers to discuss any issues they have regarding their programme of study or their general wellbeing.
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults. Incidents and concerns must be reported to the Safeguarding Team, if there is something bothering you at home or at College or you are worried about a fellow student you can contact the Safeguarding Team 24 hours a day on 07971 892692 or alternatively you can email them in confidence.