North West Regional College

Shannon Doherty

Safeguarding Officer
07821 437436

The information on this page was last updated on 29 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.

Our college welfare officer is Shannon Doherty (, who works closely with external agencies and the teams in Inspire and Learning Link to support your learning journey.

The college's widening access and participation officer is Eva McClean ( Eva works with external agencies to deliver the Inspire Employability Programme. Eva also supports individuals or groups to break down barriers to education, and to explore career and employment opportunities.

Our careers academy support team are in post to give every student additional learning support. They are there to quite literally 'inspire' and 'support', as are the learning link team. We also provide a free listening ear service, and our friendly student services team is always happy to support.

Accommodation in the Derry/Londonderry area is advertised via:, where local rental properties and advice about what to look for and signing contracts is all available via a user-friendly platform.

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

Financial advice

We have a dedicated finance officer, Emmett Rice (, who can give you one-to-one advice and support to fill out your funding application forms.

The college has a small dedicated scholarship with eligibility criteria that care leavers can apply for, and the successful applicant will have higher education fees paid in full for your two years of study.

Student services will support you fully, and you will also be supported by our Learning Link.

Bridging courses through Inspire are free to access, and will allow you to sample the college prior to admission.

Sorry, we don't have information about available courses. Visit their website for more details.