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STUDENT LIFE

Student Life at Wiltshire College

Student Life and Wellbeing

Wiltshire College is committed to the wellbeing of its students and is aware there may be times when you need support and assistance with your studies or personal issues. The College provides a number of services to support you whether it be with student engagement officers, wellbeing advisors, counselling, sport and physical activity and equality and diversity. For further information on any of these services please email: safe@wiltshire.ac.uk 
 

Enrichment

Student engagement officers on each campus run a series of events including fundraising, guest speakers and pop-ups  to promote a safe and respectful culture in college and  raise awareness of wider community issues such as substance misuse, sexual exploitation, equality and diversity,  keeping safe on-line, safe and healthy relationships and  radicalisation and extremism (Prevent)
 

Wellbeing Advisers

Each campus has a wellbeing adviser to support you with personal, social, health and wellbeing matters on a day-to-day basis. The wellbeing advisors can for example brake down problems into simple choices to help you decide what to do next.The wellbeing advisor may signpost you to other support services as appropriate.

 

They help me cope
with day to day
ups and downs
when I feel
confused or upset.

- Julia

 

Counselling
 

There is also a Counselling Service is available to all full-time and part-time students enrolled at Wiltshire College. The service is free and term-time only. In general there is no limit to the number of sessions or the number of times that students can access the Counselling Service. Some students come only once or twice, some for a term or longer, this is negotiated with each student.
 

Counselling helped me
to understand and take
control of my anxiety


- Sam
 

There may, however, be times when there is high demand for counselling and on those occasions we reserve the right to limit the number of sessions to no more than six per student.

 

Wiltshire College Active Healthy Futures
Sport and Physical Activity

Visit your Student Life Hub to find our Active Co-ordinator and Activators on each campus. They will be able to give you information on our daily enrichment sport and physical activity timetable, free gym memberships and how to become a Sports Volunteer. Students can also benefit from timetabled active sessions in course groups via the Active Co-ordinator and our FIT4WORK/FIT4LIFE programme. You can follow us on instagram @wiltshirecollegeactive
 

Equality and Diversity  

Equality and Diversity is at the heart of everything we do at Wiltshire College. Wiltshire College is a place where everyone can be themselves without fear of discrimination or harassment and be supported to achieve to the best of their ability. This means not just for our staff and students, but also anyone else who comes in contact with the college. Please visit our Policies page under About Us, and find our Equality and Diversity policy.