Alongside tutors and teachers, our students can also count on the support of our Student Services team, including our Student Development Officers (SDO’s), for a wide range of issues and enquiries.
The SDO team are available Mon-Thurs: 9.00am-5:00pm and Fri: 9.00-4:00pm.
The team believe that with the appropriate support, all students have the same opportunity to succeed. Therefore a wide range of professional support is available from specialists providing one-to-one or group support, as required.
If a student requires support to address issues not necessarily related to college life, they can book appointments with our dedicated and supportive staff. Pastoral support is offered including counselling support from organisations that specialise in helping to support young people.
Jo, Student Welfare Manager
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Adam, Residential Manager & Senior Student Development Officer
Luke, Senior Student Development Officer
Richard, Student Development Officer
Natasha, Student Counsellor & Student Development Officer
How we have helped…
“Luke, one of the SDO’s has been amazing in setting up BCA Foundation Football. Its the highlight of my week. We get to compete against other colleges, go on trips and feel really good about ourselves, even if we lose.” Foundation Studies Student, January 2014
“Without the regular support & guidance of Jo and the SDO’s I would not have progressed from L1 Sport to L3 Sport. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would have won ‘most improved’ student in 2012.” Sports Studies Student, September 2013
“Tasha, the college counsellor has been a massive support to me. She allowed me the freedom to talk and never judged me. Through her ongoing help she has given me the strength to get through some very difficult personal situations and succeed on my course” Level 2 Horticulture Student, December 2013
“The Student Welfare Manager was the first person I spoke to about the horrible family problems I had been experiencing since childhood. She was so compassionate. She guided me and advised me and now I live at BCA as a residential student. I have never been so happy and really hope to progress onto L3.” Level 2 Animal Care Student, November 2013
“The Anger Management Workshop which I attended for six weeks last year has really helped me to stand back and evaluate my actions. I am now a much calmer person who is in control of his emotions.” Level 2 Public Services Student, May 2013
“The SDO’s are brilliant at organising student events like the Winter Ball, BCA’s Got Talent Competition, Fashion Shows, sports events. They are always happy to help any student”. Level 1 Animal Care Student, June 2013