Support & Wellbeing

Student Support, Guidance and Well-being are our top priorities. We take pride in our student support, guidance and wellbeing, complemented by our ethos that every student is an individual. Staff are committed to the College’s mission statement “to provide each learner with the most positive learning experience”.
We ensure students at any campus of the College get a supportive and responsive experience from the initial inquiry to completing a course and progression within or outside the College. This demonstrates our commitment to provide support for inclusive, high-standard students and provides students with a foundation for high achievement.
Our students’ changing needs and their varied reason for learning guide our approach to providing innovative learning opportunities from entry-level to higher learning that promotes individual progress. Either for personal development & wellbeing, whilst supporting those facing learning barriers to overcome them and succeed. The College is committed to helping its student’s Academic and Professional Development (APD).

Personalised Service

Oxford Business College provides a personalised service adapted to the different needs of different students by: Developing effective individual learning plans

  • Effective pastoral care. The College has a dedicated Student Welfare Officer and Counsellor, and students may, in addition, meet the Campus Principal to discuss their concerns
  • Tutorial meetings

Why Mental Health Matters?

During the first months of lockdown due to Covid 19, studies revealed a noticeable increase in the level of stress and anxiety recorded in the UK and concerns about the health implications of coronavirus. In addition, people reported feeling more anxious about issues such as financial security, job prospects and family welfare. However, later studies found that 45% of UK psychiatrists saw a fall in the number of appointments, leading to concerns of a “tsunami” of cases occurring when the lockdown was eased.
Depression is a cruel and unkind illness for anyone to experience. Feeling anxious or stressed is something all of us are likely to feel at one time or another.
Students at Oxford Business College can also contact our welfare team, who are here to help you with worries, anxieties or concerns you may have. Remember, You are never alone. Your friends, family, classmates, tutors and colleagues are there to support you. We’re all in this together. Useful Mental Health Resources:

Extra Support Sessions and Additional Classes

We aim to go the extra mile to ensure students receive the support they need to succeed. If needed, we offer extra support sessions and additional classes to our current and future students. 

Welfare

At Oxford Business College, we have an open-door policy and provide plenty of opportunities for the student to discuss their issues.
At each campus of the college, Student Welfare Officer is available to help you with a range of issues.
If there is something you would like to discuss in private, including any worries or concerns, whether connected to the college (exam anxiety, study difficulties) or personal issues (family, loneliness, health problems), please make an appointment with Lynda Plenty – our college counsellor. She is a trained Counsellor and is available weekly for free confidential appointments. You do not need to give any information regarding the reason you wish to meet the Counsellor.

Salman Haq

Prevent and Designated Safeguarding Lead prevent@oxfordbusinesscollege.ac.uk

Prevent is about safeguarding and supporting those vulnerable to radicalisation. Please contact the Prevent Lead if you feel this could be a concern in the college.

Welfare

If you have any problem regarding welfare. Please write to welfare@oxfordbusinesscollege.ac.uk

Welfare is about providing a safe and supportive space for you to study so please talk to him if you have a problem, a complaint or even just feel uncomfortable.

Lynda-Plenty

Lynda Plenty

If you have a problem you want to talk about, Please talk to LYNDA lynda.plenty@oxfordbusinesscollege.ac.uk

Disability and Long Term Health Condition

The College is inclusive and is passionate about supporting people to reach their full potential.

We are committed to ensuring fair and equitable treatment of all students by promoting access for disabled students within an inclusive learning environment and making reasonable adjustments wherever possible. If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition, you’re strongly requested to declare your disability or long-term health condition and register with Student Support and Wellbeing.
The College has a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that you have access to education and are not placed at a disadvantage compared to students who are able-bodied.

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