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Student Carers

If you identify as a student carer then we can provide you with extra support


Are you a student carer?

Student Carers are students who at any point of their studies provide unpaid emotional or practical support for their Cared-For (a relative, friend or neighbour), who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without that support.

If you identify as a Student Carer then we can provide you with extra support – please let us know as soon as possible.

Statement of intent

NESCol has also signed a Student Carers Statement of Intent. The pledge underlines our determination to ensure the specific challenges that student carers face are acknowledged and acted upon through bespoke support.

Details of our statement of intent and support available can be found in our Student Carers leaflet.

Extra support available

Pre-entry advice

We can help you choose a course that sets you on the right path to reaching your career goals.

Transition & learning support

Our Student Advice and Support Team can help and advise you in making your transition to College as smooth as possible. Once enrolled, we can continue to help you with Study Skills Support and Additional Learning & Assessment Support where required.

Academic support

Students at NESCol will have a dedicated Academic Tutor who can support with pastoral or academic issues.

Peer support

The Students’ Association can assist you with peer support and advice on clubs, societies and social experiences that could enhance your NESCol experience.


All our students can leave College with a CV, and advice on navigating volunteering and job markets.

Let us know

If you identify as being a student carer, then it is important that you let us know as soon as possible.

The easiest way to tell us is to do so when filling out an application for a full-time course or at the point of enrolment on your course. Alternatively, contact the team directly by dropping into your local Student Advice Centre, or emailing studentsupport@nescol.ac.uk.

If you are a student carer and study at Altens Campus, Fraserburgh Campus or the Scottish Maritime Academy your key contact is Aimee Ridgeway: A.Ridgeway@nescol.ac.uk.

If you are a student carer and study at City Campus your key contact is Lianne Marriott: l.marriott@nescol.ac.uk.

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