Peter Symonds College

Alex Day

Director of Adult and Higher Education
01962 889531

The information on this page was last updated on 28 August 2018.

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.

All students at Peter Symonds have close contact with their subject tutors, both in person and via email.

You will also have a personal tutor who meets with you at least once a term to discuss your progress, and will provide you with help and support regarding any personal issues. Students can request additional meetings with their personal tutor should they find it helpful.

In addition, we have academic support tutors who are available to help with higher education study skills, review assessments with students, and support you in developing the ability to produce the right level of work at higher education level.

We have a student support manager, and a team who can provide help with finance and information about accommodation, although we do not have any halls of residence.

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 have a non-traditional approach to university degree programmes  as a care leaver you might find a combination of study and starting working in your chosen career an attractive alternative, especially if you do not want to build up a huge debt.

We have a small number of higher education students, which means there are no large lectures and that students have regular and close contact with their tutors.

Our degree programmes are specifically devised so that students only attend one day a week, usually from 1:30pm-7:30pm during standard school terms.

Students are classified as full-time, and can draw down student loans and maintenance grant/loans as appropriate.

Our fees are considerably lower than the standard university fee, and are currently £3,999 per annum.

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Course information from Discover Uni was last updated in December 2020