Student Services

In Student Services you will find friendly, welcome and positive help whatever your enquiry is. Our Student Services team provides a range of services and information for students.

Sarah Carter is the careers lead for Furness College.

Channelside Campus

The Student Services office is found opposite the main Reception area of the Copperbox.

Rating Lane Sixth Form Campus

The Student Services office is found as you enter the main reception area.

What we offer

The Student Services team provide the following services and information which are available to all students:

  • Careers guidance
  • Progression information including Higher Education
  • Employment opportunities
  • Financial advice including Learner Support Fund, Financial Support, Student Loans
  • Student Welfare
  • Course information

If you are a Furness College student or apprentice and are experiencing any of the following issues please call our Helpline on 01229-825017 available 09.00-16.00 Monday-Friday

  • Finance/Financial Support/Hardship
  • Safeguarding
  • Family Support
  • Mental well being

Personal Support – Guidance and Counselling

This confidential service offers guidance and support if you are experiencing difficulties of any kind. Student Services works with your Personal Progress Coach to help you deal with any concerns or anxieties you may have. Problems may be personal, financial or course-related – it does not matter. A counselling service is available for students.

Health and Welfare

Student Services works closely with a number of agencies offering advice, guidance and counselling on issues relating to health and welfare.

Learning Support

Additional support is available if you require extra assistance to help you successfully complete your course.

Careers Advice

A member of the team is on hand to help with advice and guidance on the important future decisions you will need to make, including:

  • Employment and training opportunities
  • Further and Higher Education information and advice (UCAS information and information on financial support and funding for students)
  • Job-search skills (including CVs, interview preparation and mock interviews, which are available in leaflet form to take away)

Click here for a complete guide to applying to university – without the stress!

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

The VLE has a variety of resources including careers information, job and volunteering opportunities, student welfare, events and external activities.

Learning Hubs

These are located in each curriculum area and will have the resources to support your studies and provide information about accessing careers information and support.

National Careers Service

We work closely with the National Careers Service which provides careers advice and information on a range of jobs, training courses and funding.

Mature Students

Because many of our students are adults we recognize that some of them may not have studied for some time. Some students may therefore be worried about joining a college course or be unsure about which subjects to choose.

We, therefore, provide a number of courses specifically designed to give help and encouragement while at the same time teaching the required skills.

Money Matters

Contact Student Services for advice on how to make the most of any financial support available, such as the Student Financial Support 16-19 year old and 19+ which can assist you with childcare, travel, book/equipment costs or course fees and the 24+ loan.

For helpful and friendly advice, you can also contact Student Services on:
T: 01229 825017
E: info@furness.ac.uk

LA14 2PJ
Rating Lane
LA13 9LE
Contact Us Tel: 01229 825 017 (Channelside Campus)
Tel: 01229 828 377 (Barrow Sixth Form College)
Email: info@furness.ac.uk
Business Support Tel: 01229 844 836
Email: businesssupport@furness.ac.uk
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