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Student Support

North East Scotland College is an inclusive and diverse College, and we offer learning support and advice to all students.

How NESCol supports you

We offer a wide range of learning support to students who have additional learning requirements, including physical or sensory impairments; specific learning difficulties e.g. dyslexia; autistic spectrum disorder; physical/medical/mental health conditions; being a young carer; being care experienced, etc.

Our Student Advice and Support Team work alongside College staff to promote inclusive practice, with a strong focus on offering learning support needs assessments to students who may require additional learning support and arranging alternative assessment arrangements where required. We also help to complete needs assessments for students who are studying on community programmes.

The level of support provided will vary according to the individual needs of the student. This support is administered by experienced staff, and may be provided on a one-to-one basis or in small groups. The types of support on offer include:

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Key Skills and Study Skills Support

We can provide one-to-one and group support to students, and can help with key skills such as communication, numeracy and IT and study skills including:

  • Essay and report writing
  • Research skills
  • Proof reading
  • Referencing
  • Presentation skills
  • Time management
  • Organisation and planning
  • Revision skills and assessment techniques
  • Demonstrations of basic assistive software e.g. text-to-speech, mind-mapping and voice recognition

Targeted In-Class Support

We can also provide a range of targeted support to students in the classroom environment including:

  • Additional key skills support
  • Supporting students in making notes/research
  • Clarifying/reinforcing lecturer explanations and instructions
  • Supporting the reading/understanding of complex text/instructions
  • Supporting practical work, reinforcing any health and safety requirements
  • Helping students keep focused on their tasks

A range of study support sessions are offered on a one–to–one or drop–in basis, and often involve providing students with additional coursework or core/study skills support.

Support through technology

We can also provide a range of targeted support to students in the classroom environment including:

  • Additional key skills support
  • Supporting students in making notes/research
  • Clarifying/reinforcing lecturer explanations and instructions
  • Supporting the reading/understanding of complex text/instructions
  • Supporting practical work, reinforcing any health and safety requirements
  • Helping students keep focused on their tasks

 

 

Care Experienced and Young Carers

We work closely with students identifying as care experienced and Young Carers to ensure that their College journey is a positive and successful one. We also work with a number of external agencies to support and signpost students to the support services available to them.
YOUNG CARERS & CARE EXPERIENCED STUDENTS

Contact Us

If you feel that you may require additional support we encourage you to contact us at an early stage so we can consider how best to meet your needs. Initial enquiries can be made by calling 01224 612091, dropping into your local Student Advice Centre, or by emailing studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk.