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Student Services and Support for HE Students

Support for students covers a range of different needs, not only around learning but also the support needed to come to college. Our friendly team will help you every step of the way to ensure your time in college is hassle free.

Our dedicated team can help with important things such as:

  • applying for extra funds for travel, food and childcare
  • enrolment and exam entry
  • help with a range of welfare and financial issues.

The College provides specialist support for students with specific needs around learning and disability, including class support (students with medical conditions) dyslexia and specific learning differences, physical disabilities, hearing or visual impairment, mental health and personal care support.

Students enrolled on a higher education course (HE) course at the City of Liverpool College may be considered for a nursery place, should one be available, once allocation of places has been made to those studying on further education courses. College nurseries are open 38 weeks per year (term-time only).

For further details, call College Information on 0151 252 3000 or email enquiry@liv-coll.ac.uk.

Careers Advice and Guidance

Our qualified and experienced careers advisers offer professional, confidential advice and guidance to students and prospective applicants. They will help you to:

  • choose the right course
  • complete your UCAS application
  • research and choose a career
  • prepare to look for jobs.

Contact the Careers Advice and Guidance team on 0151 252 3967 or email careersadvice@liv-coll.ac.uk or drop in to The Learning Exchange, Roscoe Street (L1 9DW), Monday – Friday  8.30am – 4.30pm for more information.

Disabled Students

All HE students can access a variety of college-wide facilities and services, including state-of-the-art learning resource centres and a range of health and wellbeing support.

The College welcomes applicants with disabilities and is proactive both in anticipating needs, and in making reasonable adjustments to ensure that disabled students are welcomed and treated fairly. You do not have to tell us about a disability, but we positively welcome disclosure at any point during your studies, as informing us will ensure that any necessary support from disability specialists or teaching staff can be put in place.

As a disabled student, you may be eligible for the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) which is a grant that can help to meet any extra course costs you may face as a result of your disability, an ongoing health condition, a mental health condition or a specific learning difference.

For more information, contact us at DSA@liv-coll.ac.uk or call us on 0151 252 3595.

Entrepreneurship and Employability

Develop your employability and entrepreneurial skills whilst studying

Student employability is visible in a variety of aspects of the College’s higher education provision, which incorporates time spent working with local employers and professional bodies.

There are a number of different opportunities open to students throughout their course in the form of work placements, internships and work-related activities, and support is also provided on preparation of CVs and interview skills, as well as confidence building through a range of different employability tutorials.

A dedicated employability area is available on the College’s virtual learning environment (VLE). Teaching staff are also actively involved in industry and maintain and build on current sector links in their particular area of expertise.

Counselling and Mental Health Support Services

Students can access free counselling and mental health support whilst at college. Counselling is an opportunity for you to talk about or explore something in confidence. Counsellors can help you with issues around: relationships, bereavement, depression, anxiety, self-harm, abuse, sexuality, eating disorders, self-esteem, stress, health, transition, crisis, etc.

The team also offers assessment and support for mental health issues. The support may be in the form of one-to-one sessions or referral to external agencies for ongoing support. 

Achievement Coach

The Higher Education Achievement Coaches can help you succeed in your studies. They work with students outside the classroom on a one-to-one basis and help with study skills, planning and organisation of workload, referencing and academic reading or writing.

Care Leavers and Looked After Children

If you are in care now or have previously been in care, you are entitled to support whilst at college.

Support can include:

  • Priority for finance appointments and other help
  • Personal tutor support
  • Financial support through the HE Bursary.
To find out more, contact College Information on 0151 252 3000 or email enquiry@liv-coll.ac.uk