Want to get an idea of what life as a uni-level student at NPTC Group of Colleges is like? Or want to find out what support is available to you? Read on to find out more!
Your Library – More Than Just Books
Library advisers will provide you with personalised advice and guidance to help you develop your academic skills. Want to get the edge in your assignments and dissertations? Talk to our Library Team and they’ll guide you through the entire research process: from start to finish, they can support you at every step.
Specialist advice offered by the library:
These will help you learn how to plan and carry out a literature search, identify appropriate sources of information, and define the scope of your project topic or assignment title.
Library staff are information retrieval experts. They will guide you through the vast range of information sources that are available online and in the library. They will help you plan your search strategies and quickly find good quality and relevant reading material for your academic studies.
Library staff and tutors will show you how to avoid plagiarism by creating citations and referencing lists using approved academic referencing standards.
IT and Digital Skills
Library staff can advise on all sorts of IT and digital issues; from connecting your laptop to the Wi-Fi to backing up your work; word processing to creating presentations.
HE Study Coach
Our HE Study Coach, Rob, is available to assist higher education (uni-level) students with their study skills. Rob has special knowledge on dissertation writing and plagiarism, as well as presentation and essay writing.
You can contact Rob via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more, you can visit the HE Study Skills channel on the HE Student Community Team on Microsoft Teams.
If you need extra help and guidance or have concerns that are troubling you, the Student Support Team are here to help and support you. We have a professional and friendly team who can offer advice. We work closely with agencies and charities that also offer support to our students.
Students with Additional Learning Needs and Disabilities
NPTC Group of Colleges is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities, including those with additional learning needs (ALN) have equal access to the curriculum. Our specialist staff offer exceptional levels of support to students, in a caring and supportive environment.
NPTC Group of Colleges is an equal opportunities provider, and we actively encourage applications from students with ALN and/or disabilities. We believe in involving students from the very beginning, placing them at the centre of the planning and decision-making process.
Our team have a wealth of experience and are dedicated to providing high-quality support for all students. Our aim is to nurture students towards greater independence and confidence.
We offer a wide range of services and support for our students, including:
• Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Support
• Disability/Medical Support
• Assistive and Sensory Technology
• Hearing/Visual Impairment Support
• BSL Sign Language Interpreter
• Dyslexia Assessments
• 1:1 specialist support for Dyslexia
• Exam Arrangements
• Study Skills Coaches
• In-Class Support/ Discrete Learning
• Literacy/Numeracy help
• Adapted/Easy Read Text
• Welsh Language Speaking Staff
• Travel Training & Transition Support
Our campuses also have quiet ‘Student Zone’ areas where students can work, study, or relax.
To ensure that we can provide the right support for you, please mention any requirements at an early stage, e.g., on your application, or at your interview or enrolment.
If you would like to discuss any additional support needs, please contact the Study Support Team: email@example.com
Our Student Zone staff support students who may be at risk of becoming NEET (not in employment, education, or training).
Staff work with students who may have low attendance or personal issues that are affecting their studies. The Wellbeing team has close relationships with local agencies in the area so that they can support students in the best way possible.
For further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
College Counselling Service
The College has a professional Counselling Service. Four Counsellors are available to provide support for students across all campuses. Access to the service is via a referral process, students can self-refer or be referred by their tutors, counselling is provided on a six-session model and the team link closely with specialist external partners.
The team can offer sessions via Microsoft Teams, phone, or email.
Please send the completed form to: email@example.com
The College Counselling Service is here for any students who need it. They have created this blog to add additional support for those who may need it.
The College has a designated person who provides support to young people in care, care leavers, carers, young adult carers, veterans, and children of serving families.
Please contact Mandy Mellor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Equality & Diversity
Our Senior Student Involvement and Diversity Officer provides expert advice and support to students from the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) community, prospective students, and staff who want to support LGBTQ students – contact her to arrange a chat. (Details below)
The Student Union has an LGBTQ Society which is open to all students who are LGBTQ or questioning and want to learn more, as well as allies to the community. The LGBTQ Society is a fun and relaxed place for students to meet others and support each other. They hold regular socials on different campuses, as well as trips to local Pride events.
The Student Union also has a dedicated LGBTQ Officers on each campus, whose role is to provide support to any LGBTQ students. You can contact them at the link below.
The College has Guidance on Supporting Trans Students, which outlines our commitment to trans equality, and provides staff with practical guidance on how to support trans students through transition and beyond. If you are a trans student who needs support, you can either speak to your personal tutor, the Student Support Team, or the Senior Student Involvement and Diversity Officer.
Contact the Senior Diversity Office via email at: email@example.com
Follow the Student Union LGBTQ Society on Facebook
Graduating with NPTC Group of Colleges means joining a global community of past students, a ready-made network of ambassadors and potential contacts. As part of the NPTC Group of Colleges alumni, you have the opportunity to establish lifelong connections, building working relationships or forging invaluable social networks.
Reasons to Stay in Touch
Exclusive events and reunions, a yearly e-magazine, and a range of services are just some of the reasons to keep in touch after graduating. We look to meeting the evolving needs of graduates. Our community embraces a range of social media with many alumni simply catching up with the latest from across all campuses and attending events or working with past students.
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The Students’ Union is run by the students, for the students. Their role is to make sure that student voices are heard at senior management level. They do this by listening to students from across the Colleges, holding events and campaigns all year round, to help you meet new people, and creating an inclusive and friendly student community. The Students’ Union has dedicated Higher Education representatives for students on university-level courses.
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Wondering what you might do after your course?
Your course tutors can advise you on the possible career paths your course could lead to, but you could also take a look at our Career Coach website, which can help you decide what industries you are best suited to, and help you to create a professional CV.
We want to give all those aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to realise their business dreams.
The Enterprise and Employability team provides a professional, supportive environment for students who are setting up/aiming to set up their own business and includes access to a range of free facilities and support including:
- Serviced office space
- Hot desk facilities for those who don’t require a full-time office space
- A professional business address
- Access to ICT including a telephone, printing and copying facilities
- A receptionist to answer calls and greet your clients
- Business support and guidance
- Access to specialist training workshops
- Executive meeting rooms
- Access to fully equipped training rooms
- Networking and collaborative working opportunities
- Access to reprographic facilities
- Free car parking
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