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Student Pastoral officers work across College to offer pastoral support to all further education students who may be facing difficulties with personal, or home life issues.

Student Pastoral Officers are here to support you with:

  • Advice and guidance on personal issues
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Social issues
  • Support with attendance
  • Developing confidence

Plus lots more...

Meet our Student Pastoral Officers

Imran Patel

Imran Patel

Hi, I am a dedicated senior pastoral officer with a strong commitment to supporting college students in their personal and academic journeys. By fostering a sense of belonging and providing guidance, I aim to empower students to thrive, both in college and beyond.

Wendy Newsome

Wendy Newsome

Hi, I have worked at Blackburn College for two and a half years. My role is to help learners to have the best college experience possible and to give them access to all the support available.

Sajeda Mangera

Sajeda Mangera

Hi, I have been working at Blackburn College for over 25 years. I believe that every individual deserves to learn, grow and thrive and Iā€™m proud to play a role in that journey ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all our students.

Charlie Holt

Charlie Holt

Hi, I have worked at college for 2 and a half years. I do this job because I enjoy supporting young people to achieve better outcomes by actively listening to what they have to say, sometimes giving advice and referring them for support that can help them.

Amy Lund

Amy Lund

Hi, I have been working at Blackburn College for almost 3 years. My role enables me to support learners who may be facing social, emotional or wellbeing challenges in their day to day lives. I can really make a difference to a learner's college experience and seeing them reach their full potential whilst studying at college.

Emma Barnard

Emma Barnard

Hi, my job is student focused, helping young people to be the best they can be by guiding and advising them in order to solve problems, and making sure they have access to the correct support to ensure they are successful at College.