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If these times are not convenient, or if you need more specialist or in-depth advice, you can make an appointment with a Student Services adviser, including evenings by arrangement. You can also contact our helpline on 01234 291934 or email us at studentservices@bedford.ac.uk .

CAREERS GUIDANCE Our professionally qualified careers advisers provide impartial, confidential advice and guidance to help you:

THE JOB SHOP The Job Shop is open to all students seeking to progress into employment or looking for part-time work to gain valuable experience. A careers adviser is available for students wishing to discuss their plans or needing support in applying for jobs. Apprenticeship Recruitment Advisers are also available to support your application for a Bedford College apprenticeship.

• decide what you are going to do next • explore your options in education, training and employment • develop career management skills • put your plans into practice. If you are looking for information or have a quick query you can drop into the Student Services and an adviser may be able to help you immediately or book you a longer appointment. You can also visit the Student Services website at www.yourspaceonline.net to find more careers related information or live job vacancies or to Ask a Careers Adviser on the Bedford College website. There is a virtual careers library on the website, as well as information on live job vacancies and a range of career software.

COUNSELLING The student counsellors offer a confidential service for any students who are experiencing problems in their day-to-day life which are getting in the way of their studies. The counsellors will not offer advice or tell you what to do, but will listen to your concerns, no matter what they are, without judgement. You may be worried about: • personal and emotional difficulties • alcohol and drug concerns • loss and bereavement

For more in-depth advice and guidance, careers interviews are available by appointment.

• bullying and harassment

UCAS SUPPORT

• difficulties fitting in

If you are on an Access course or wanting to progress on to a ‘top-up’ at the end of your higher education course at College, we will give you all the help and guidance you need to make the right choice.

• feeling unable to cope

When it is time to apply, the advisers in Student Services, together with your tutors, will support you every step of the way through the process, including the UCAS online application system and applying for student finance.

• self-harm

• depression

• eating problems • family and relationship problems • stress, panic and anxiety • anger management.

Undergraduate Student Handbook 2017-18  

Bedford College

Undergraduate Student Handbook 2017-18  

Bedford College