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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.

Channelside Campus

The Student Services’ office is found opposite the main Reception area of the Copper Box.

Rating Lane Sixth Form Campus

The Student Services’ office is found on the left-hand side as you enter the main reception area.

Entitlement Calendar 2018-19

Upcoming Events

  • Every Tuesday 13.00-16.00 Drop in session provided by Hello Future in CS Student Services area
  • Monday 25 February – University of Cumbria Admissions at CS to answer any enquiries
  • Tuesday 26 February – Army information stand in CS Student Services all day
  • Tuesday 26 February – BAE engagement event in the CS conference rooms 13:00-15:00
  • Wednesday 27 February – visit to University of Central Lancashire,  Engineering Departments.  See your PPC asap for a place
  • Wednesday 27 February – Student Finance talk at RL 17.30-18.30 all parent/carers of students from both campuses are invited.
  • Wednesday 27 February – FCSU Executive Meeting 16.30 at RL for all FCSU Officers
  • Thursday 28 February – Boing Boing Resilience review workshop for all staff and students who were involved in December’s training 10.00-12.30 CS Conference Room 1
  • Thursday 28 February – Sexual Health information stand CS – 10.00-13.30
  • Tuesday 5 March – Sexual Health information stand CS – 10.00-13.30
  • Tuesday 5 March – Occupational Therapist talk to Health and Social Care students
  • Monday 11 March – Mock interviews for Level 1 students
  • Wednesday 13 March – Mock interviews for Level 1 students
  • Thursday 14 March – Mock interviews for Level 1 students
  • Thursday 14 March – Introduction to Higher Education – a number of presentations at both campuses to raise awareness of what it’s like to study Higher Education including local provision
  • Thursday 2 May – UCAS North West and Cumbrian Higher Education Fair Carlisle

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, Bursary, Student Loans
  • Student Welfare
  • Course information

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 Bursary 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


Channelside
Barrow-In-Furness
Cumbria
LA14 2PJ
Rating Lane
Barrow-In-Furness
Cumbria
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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