Entering further education can have a considerable effect on people’s lives. You may have lots of questions that you want to ask before you apply for a place on a course, and there may be a time during your study when you will seek information and advice from a confidential and reliable source.
Our Information & Advice teams deal with all enquiries for student support, including:
- Eligibility for funding and how to apply
- Budgeting your money
- Additional support for learning (Learning Development Centre)
- Practical advice on transition to College
- Tier 4 and international admissions
- Study options and career choices
- Applying to University and HE funding
- Careers and Employability
- Enterprise and business start-ups
- Pastoral Care
You will find the Student Advice Centre in the Lower Ground Floor of the Aberdeen City Campus Tower Block. In our Fraserburgh Campus, you’ll find a Student Services team situated in the main Atrium beside the refectory. Advisers regularly visit Altens - details of these visits are available on Blackboard or via your Guidance Tutor.
Corporate parenting is defined by the Scottish Government as:
"An organisation's performance of actions necessary to uphold the rights and safeguard the wellbeing of a looked after child or care leaver, and through which physical, emotional, spiritual, social and educational development is promoted" (Scottish Government, August 2015)
The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 19 February 2014, and received Royal Assent on 27 March 2014. The Act introduces a number of important changes for Looked After Children and care leavers in Scotland.
The College is required, under Section 59(3), to publish a plan and update this every three years. This plan must be made available to the general public with ownership remaining with the organisation.
Safeguarding is the protection of people from neglect and abuse, and the promotion of health and wellbeing. We have a number of approaches in place to ensure that we offer effective safeguarding, including a team of trained and dedicated staff who will handle any concerns or referrals in a sensible and professional manner.
If you would like to find out more about what safeguarding means and how it applies to you whilst attending College, please read our Safeguarding Guide for Students.