Student Support

Support for all 

The Student Support Team has the individual at the centre of its ethos. They offer a range of services designed to support students whilst they are at college. Services include personal counselling and guidance, financial advice and support, careers guidance and learning support (Study Skills Support), lost & found and first aid. The Ofsted 2008 Inspection report commented "Pastoral care to meet students emotional, health, financial and other needs is of a high standard"

The Student Support Centre is situated in the heart of the College - in the Refectory and Students can access advice and guidance from the Student Support team from 8.45am - 5.15pm Monday - Thursdays and from 8.45am - 4.45pm on Fridays. Alternatively you can telephone 01458 844545 between these hours.

Our team understand the pressures on students and the need to offer individually tailored support when required. We have one of the highest retention rates in the country which we believe reflects the success of student support in understanding and meeting student needs.


Student Counselling Service

The counselling service is available to all students enrolled at Strode College whether they are full-time or part-time. There is no limit to the number of sessions or the number of times that students can have Counselling, this is negotiated with each student. Students can make an appointment by visiting the Student Support Centre, by telephone or email.

Our Counsellors are professionally trained, academically qualified and receive external supervision on a regular basis.


Study Skills Support

Our specialist Study Skills Tutors can provide extra help for students with identified learning needs including numeracy, spelling, comprehension, time management and exam techniques. Students can be referred to the study skills team by their personal or subject tutors. If you have any concerns about keeping up with your studies visit the Study Skills team in our Learning Resource Centre.

Full-Time students can take up regular support in small groups and attend open sessions when they need to. There are drop-in sessions for Study Skills Support between 12 noon and 2pm for full and part time students.