Moving from school to college can be something of a culture shock. But at Suffolk New College we’ve created a supportive, social environment where you can easily get access to the help and advice you need, make new friends and get the most out of your time with us.
Help & Support
Your progress tutor is there to support you throughout the year and help you set challenging but achievable goals and benchmarks.
Our Student Support team are always on hand for help with issues such as student funding, financial assistance, spiritual and health matters.
If you have an inclusion need, such as needing support in the classroom, or needing reasonable adjustments to help you access learning, our support team can provide a range of services, including making special arrangements for exams.
The Student Support Team have also established partnerships with a range of specialist external providers. This is to ensure that a consistency of service, of student experience and a similar quality of provision exist, whether the support is delivered by the College or by an external provider.
Student Support opening hours are 8.30am – 5.00pm.
At Suffolk New College safeguarding is really important and all our staff have a responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of our students.
We have a trained team of safeguarding professionals available between 08:30am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and 08:30am to 4:30pm on a Friday.
Student Safety and wellbeing is important to us and we can help.
PREVENT & Radicalisation
Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies. If you are worried someone close to you is becoming radicalised act early and seek help. The sooner you reach out, the quicker the person you care about can be protected from being groomed and exploited by extremists.
Police forces across the country have specially trained Prevent officers who work with professionals in health, education, local authorities and charities, as well as faith and community groups to help vulnerable people move away from extremism. They are here to listen and offer help and advice. Receiving support is voluntary.
Friends and family are best placed to spot the signs, so trust your instincts and share your concerns in confidence.
They can help if you act early. You won’t be wasting police time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them.
At Suffolk New College we welcome learners with learning difficulties and / or disabilities. The Children and Families Act 2014 sets out the requirements for Schools and Colleges to make available the local SEND offer to prospective and existing learners and their families, providing a greater choice.
The 2020 SEND Code of Practice outlines that FE providers must use their best endeavours to put appropriate support in place for learners with a learning difficulty or disability.
We understand that there are times where you need support out of college hours, to help support you we have put together a list of approved external support services for you to access 24/7.
The Learning Curve
Our well-equipped Learning Curve facilities are a great place to complete assignments, access a wide range of online or paper-based resources, and get help with work from our expert study support team. The centre offers access to PCs, netbooks, DVDs, Books, E Books, and various Journals. Our service offers Study Support Workshops to help with;
- Assignment Writing
- Study Skills
- General Organisation
- Interview Skills
- Job Seeking
- CV Writing
This means students can get help with finding and researching the right information for assignments, making effective notes, starting and finishing assignments, structuring and developing ideas, proofreading, revision and exam techniques and numeracy, literacy, and IT skills support.
The College offers bursary schemes to enrolled students which offers assistance with kits, travel to College, uniform, college trips and other course materials.