Drop in to Student Central
2nd floor of the Harrison Building – Wakefield City Campus
CX118 – Castleford Campus
Support & Wellbeing
Student Experience Team
- Wakefield City Campus: 01924 789417 / 789554
- Castleford Campus: 01924 789874
Student Wellbeing Officers
The Student Wellbeing Officers are here to help you if you feel overwhelmed either at College or by problems at home or you just need some support, whatever the reason, our Student Wellbeing Officers are here for you.
Our team work closely with students and other services both in College and outside of College.
This team support students for a wide range of needs, including confidence, low mood, managing emotions, healthy relationships, homelessness, bullying, problems at home and more. The team support via 1:1s, small groups, corridor chats and a variety of other drop-in opportunities, such as Wellbeing Wednesday, time to talk cafés, C-Card registrations and more.
Speak to the team in Student Central or get in touch StudentCentral@wakefield.ac.uk
We take our safeguarding responsibilities extremely seriously. It has been recognised by Ofsted (December 2018) that we have “successfully implemented a vigilant culture of safeguarding, underpinned by thorough policies and procedures” and that “all sites are secure and well monitored to ensure that all members of the college community are safe”.
To learn more about our safeguarding policy vist our safeguarding webpage.
Counselling offers a confidential space to talk in privacy about anything that is bothering you.
You can also attend one of the drop in sessions at the Wakefield City Campus or Castleford Campus on Wednesdays between 1.15pm to 2.15pm.
- Telephone or text Carol: 07713 391716
- Telephone or text Sue: 07713 391717
- Email email@example.com
Chaplaincy support for all faiths and none.
There is a quiet contemplation and multi faith prayer room available at the Wakefield City Campus in WB209 (Harrison Building) and at the Castleford Campus in CX009.
- Email Rev’d Dr Jo Kershaw at the Wakefield City Campus: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email Alistair Crompton at the Castleford Campus: email@example.com
Student Wellbeing & Safeguarding Manager
Carol Price works to help any student who may be at risk of suffering harm.
If you are experiencing abuse of any kind, bullying including cyberbullying, are being forced to marry someone against your will, being ‘groomed’ or ‘radicalised’ or feeling pressured into doing something you are not happy about or is illegal, or feel unsafe in any way, tell a member of staff you trust or get in touch.
- Carol at Student Central: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 01924 789755
Careers & Work Experience
Wakefield College has a strong commitment to ensuring all students can make informed decisions about their future, the College has the Student Careers Entitlement Calendar to help ensure all students access the correct careers information, advice and guidance.
The Careers team are here to provide impartial advice on these questions and/or your future options, they are here to answer all your questions.
- Not sure what to do when you finish your studies?
- Need help looking for employment or apprenticeship?
- Need advice about choosing a course for next year?
- Need help with choosing a university course?
- Want some practical help with applications or CVs?
The College has also invested in the Career Coach software, Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.
Drop in to speak to the team in Student Central or book an appointment, or;
- Email: email@example.com
- Wakefield City Campus: 01924 789301
- Castleford Campus: 01924 789113
We support all of our students at Wakefield College to become work ready, therefore every student is expected to undertake a work experience placement that is relevant to their studies and that will give them a detailed look at the industry they would like to pursue a career in. Students will also have numerous opportunities to work with employers through live projects, workshops and site visits, further preparing you for the working world. Sometimes, work experience placements lead to part time work or apprenticeships.
We have a dedicated work placement team who have excellent links with local employers who can support you in setting up a placement and can also help you make the most of your work experience.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 01924 789413
Financial Support Service
For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the College’s Financial Support Team at email@example.com.
The funding the College has to help you with the cost of studying comes from a government fund and is public money. The assistance you receive is a discretionary award. It will always be conditional on your attendance at college. Whilst we recognise that students face financial pressures, the funding you are applying for is not a right and the College has a duty to make sure that the funds are awarded fairly and to the students most in need. We allocate our funding on a first come first served basis, however this does not apply if you qualify for the Vulnerable Bursary.
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Information for Prospective Students
- Why Wakefield College
- Information for Parents
- Term Dates
- Student Successes
- Student Policies & Procedures
- How to Apply
- Student Support
- Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
- Students’ Careers Entitlement
- Mentoring for Excellence