Sixth Form Centre - Mini Prospectus 2024

AWARD-WINNING STUDENT SUPPORT Last year, University College Birmingham won a top award for student support, testament to our commitment to student welfare and providing the resources and guidance students need to succeed. You can expect tailored support throughout your time with us: ACADEMIC SUPPORT  An individual progress tutor, offering you regular group and one-to-one tutorials to ensure you stay on track to achieve your goals.  Expert teachers, both in their subject and at post-16 higher level tuition.  Our Centre for Academic Skills and English offers support with report and essay writing, time management, exam preparation and more.  Our library facilities are open 8am to midnight Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm on Saturdays and 12pm–5pm on Sundays during term time. If you struggle studying at home, our library can offer you a perfect study environment.  Online support through our universitystandard virtual learning environment (Canvas). CAREERS SUPPORT  Impartial advice and guidance to ensure your chosen subjects are in line with your career aspirations.  Dedicated careers advice, help with UCAS statements and choices from your progress tutors and careers team. We know what universities are looking for because we are a university.  Great access to work experience placements and more from our Hired employability team.  Unitemps – we have our own recruitment agency, offering you parttime and seasonal jobs, should you need one. PERSONAL SUPPORT  One-to-one mentoring by university students – our team of trained student mentors can give you advice on everything from student finance to revision skills.  Mental health and wellbeing advisers are there to support students who are experiencing emotional distress or personal difficulties.  Counselling – our impartial counsellors offer you a safe space to talk about anything that is affecting you, enabling you to make changes.  On-campus nurse – free and confidential advice on all health matters.  Disability support for all students who may need it. This may include note taking, additional 1:1 support, ECHP review and support sessions, specialist equipment, transition support and much more.  Round-the-clock online access to your learning plan, tutorial guidance, targets and records through ProPortal. FINANCIAL SUPPORT Available to those with a household income of less than £31,000 per year. Support includes help with essential uniform, equipment and travel as well as free college meals. Ask us for more details when you apply. OPEN-DOOR POLICY All our departments and staff have an open-door policy for students looking for support or guidance. You’re welcome to drop in to seek advice, whether it’s academic, financial, personal or anything that may be a barrier to studying. 9 MINI PROSPECTUS 2024 8