We're here to help you while you study.
Course Advice and Support
Whether you're a prospective student who needs one-to-one advice about courses or you're a current student and would like support with budgeting or personal issues - we're here for you!
College students accessed support in 2018/19
What we offer?
We're here to make sure you get the most out of your college experience, and are on hand by phone or email Monday to Friday, to help you with any concerns you have.
How we can help?
Financial advice and support
Signposting services if you are experiencing personal issues
Information on accessing learning and pastoral support
Help if you've changed your mind about what you want to study
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get help making an application?
Of course! Get in touch with our Student Services team who can answer your questions and help you complete your application.
I'm worried about the costs of attending college, can I get any financial advice or support?
We want everybody to have access to education and the opportunity to gain new skills, whatever your situation. Depending on your age, your individual circumstances and the course you're enrolling on, you could qualify for some financial support. This could range from help with the costs of travel, meals and study supplies to bursaries and loans for course fees and childcare. You can also ask our Student Advisers for some help with budgeting, student discounts and how to make the most of your money.Course Advice and Support
I have a learning disability or physical disability, will I be able to access support?
Yes, we want to ensure that every student has access to education and training and we offer support to help you reach your full potential. Our award-winning Student Support team can offer support with learning disabilities and difficulties, physical disabilities, sensory needs, dyslexia and autism, as well as support and advice on mental health and wellbeing. You'll be asked whether you may need support when you make an application and a member of the Student Support team will be in touch to find out what kind of support would be best for you.Course Advice and Support
I have a child, can I get any help with childcare?
If you need childcare for children aged 0-5, Newcastle College Day Nursery is conveniently located at our Rye Hill campus. It was recently rated Outstanding by Ofsted and provides a welcoming and supportive environment for children. You may also be eligible for financial support to help with the costs of childcare during your timetabled hours, so that you can fully participate in college. The support available differs depending on your age and individual circumstances.Course Advice and Support
Can I get help with travel or with meals?
Yes, financial support for costs associated with studying is available to eligible students. Eligibility depends on household income and students who qualify could be entitled to a free travel pass, meals on days you're timetabled in at college and help with equipment and field trips. Bursaries may also be available for vulnerable students. Full-time students can access student discounts from most travel providers, depending on where you live and how you travel to college. We'll help you access these discounts when you enrol with us. Head over to the Support page for more information.Support
Can I access learning or pastoral support?
Yes, we have an award-winning student support team who offer one-to-one support to help you reach your full potential and achieve your goals. You'll regularly meet with a Personal Tutor who will help you to plan your learning journey and keep track of your progress. Our Learning Support Team can offer additional and specific support if you have any additional needs and/or disability. This includes support for sensory needs, learning and physical disabilities, autism and dyslexia. They can also help if you need advice and support for any issues relating to your mental health and wellbeing. You can find out more details on our Student Support page.Support
I don't live locally, do you offer student accommodation?
Newcastle College University Centre does not own any student accommodation but we can definitely point you in the right direction of some great student friendly options. Whether you'd like to live in halls of residence, private rented accommodation or even with a local family, speak to our Student Services team who can help you find the perfect place.Student Services Support
I'm worried about the costs of studying, can I get any financial advice or support?
As a degree student, you may qualify for a range of financial support options to help support you with your studies. Undergraduate students can apply for a student loan to help pay tuition fees and a maintenance loan to help with living expenses. Newcastle College University Centre also offers a cash bursary of up to £1,000* for each year of study to help higher education students with the costs associated with studying a degree. If you need further assistance, our student advisers can give you advice on budgeting, making the most out of your money and where else you may be able to access support.