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We’re here to help you; before you apply for your course and during your course to help you achieve and reach your future ambitions.

We’re here fron the beginning

With specialist teams that each offer impartial information, advice and guidance on a full range of services including course information, how to enrol, finance and funding, travel and transport and career advice through e-guidance.

Your health and wellbeing

Look after you. Your health and wellbeing is our number one priority. We offer termly health and wellbeing events. If you are experiencing any problems, feeling under pressure or finding it hard to cope, we have a free and confidential counselling service that you can access. We also have a team of Mental Health First Aiders on-hand throughout the working day.

Support for disabilities

If you have a disability, specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia) or a long-term physical or mental health condition, and are applying for a higher education programme, you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance to help with the extra costs you may have. We will also make sure that you have the reasonable adjustments and support in place if you need it to engage fully with your studies.

Faith and spirituality

York College welcomes those of all faiths and none; having a designated room 'Oasis' set aside for personal reflection and prayer.

Money matters

Before, during and after your course the Funding Team is here for you. They will investigate funding options available to help with anything from tuition fee loans and childcare grants to travel costs.

Bursary and Hardship Fund

We’re committed to providing a Bursary Scheme which all eligible higher education students starting their course in September 2021 can apply to. If you are successful, you will receive a payment of £600 paid in up to two instalments. You could use your bursary to help pay for travel costs or buy essential equipment for your course.

If you find yourself facing financial difficulty during your studies, you may be eligible to apply to the College for additional support via the Hardship Fund.

Living in York

When most students think of student accommodation, they think of halls of residence or living in a shared student house. At York College we do things a little differently. Prior to starting your higher education course with us, you ideally should have your living arrangements in place. If you are struggling to find a place, we can send you a basic list of letting agencies in York or for more general information on accommodation, please email accommodation@yorkcollege.ac.uk

Career advice and guidance

With courses designed with your future employability in mind and with qualified careers advisors readily available, we are here to help you reach your future career goals. From quick questions that we can respond to via email to one-to-one advice to discuss your longer-term career goals, we are here to support you in any way we can. Prior to applying to a course we can provide you with e-guidance, and once studying you will have access to careers consultant appointments, CV help, mock interviews and assessments, online employability resources and advice and guidance for applying for further study.

York College has been recognised for its outstanding careers work, having been awarded the national Quality in Careers Standard awarded under licence by Prospects.

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