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The Exchange brings student services together, providing you with quick and easy access to a wide range of support.

Located on the ground floor of the Beacon Centre and University Centre, our professional and friendly staff are here to help you make the most of opportunities outside of the classroom, so come and see us (no appointment needed) to find out more.

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Careers and Personal Development

Our professional Careers Advisers offer a range of activities and support to help you take your next steps after you complete your qualification with us, whether that be progressing to the next level of education, starting an apprenticeship or going into employment. We offer:

  • 1:1 Personal guidance appointments
  • Sector specific insight sessions
  • UCAS and University application support
  • Employability workshops and employer activities
  • Job search support
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Learning technology

Our IT experts will make sure your digital skills are up to scratch and ready to tackle tasks in the world of work. Come and visit us at the Tech Bar for:

  • Assistive technology including specialist software, reader pens and adapted hardware
  • Clevertouch technology
  • Hints & Tips and troubleshooting
  • Laptop loans
  • Tablets and iPads
  • Tech Bar workshops and sessions
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Library resources and study spaces

Our helpful and welcoming library staff will help you make the most of the study resources for independent study. The more you put in, the more you get out, so come and see us to get ahead. Resources available include:

  • Books, eBooks, eJournals, online databases
  • Group activities
  • Printing, copying, scanning and binding
  • Study skills group and 1:1 sessions
  • Working zones, study spaces and study rooms
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Student Finance

Our friendly and experienced Student Finance Advisers will help you to understand and access, financial support to help you with your studies. Come and see us for more information on :

  • Fees and loans
  • Travel support
  • College lunches
  • Kit & Uniform
  • Bursaries and Scholarships
  • Childcare