City of Glasgow College

Louise Downie

Student Advisor
0141 375 5192

The information on this page was last updated on 7 August 2019.

The details of support available can change, so before you apply it's best to speak to the named contact to check exactly what they offer.

We’ll be here to support you throughout your college journey. We offer one-to-one support from our Student Services team. You’ll be able to link in with our dedicated Student Advisor, who works with our care-experienced young people.

We can put lots of support in place to help you achieve your goals. This includes helping you to access all your funding entitlements; putting additional support in place if you need it; giving you time to get used to college life; and helping you to access the opportunities that are out there for you.

We have an active Students’ Association, who listen to and provide a voice for our students. There are a number of clubs and societies to get involved with, or you could think about running for one of the student officer posts.

More info is available at Keep in touch with us on Twitter: @studentadvisors.

Support we offer

  • A named contact
  • Outreach sessions or activities
  • Pre-application help
  • Guidance for offer holders
  • A web page for care leavers
  • Careers advice and support after graduation

Accommodation we offer

  • A place to live all year round
  • If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year

Funding support we offer

  • Specific funding that's just for care leavers
  • Additional funding available (such as bursaries and grants)
  • Support for students seeking asylum
  • Support for those with discretionary leave to remain
  • Financial advice

We’ll support you to access all the funds that you’re entitled to. For students studying SCQF Level 6 and below, we’ll help you to access our higher rate of bursary, plus any welfare benefits you’re entitled to.

We also support higher education students to access funding through the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS), and will help you with your application. If there are any problems, we’ll advocate on your behalf. For students leaving us to go on to university, we'll also support you with the cost of your UCAS application.

As a Corporate Parent, the college does not wish to see money being a barrier to your learning, and as such has introduced ring-fenced funding for our care-experienced students who meet eligibility criteria for discretionary hardship funds.

In Scotland, care leavers do not pay council tax until the age of 26. We'll support you to access this additional benefit.