Get in touch with Wiltshire College
This will send an email directly to the named contact for care leaver support.
The information on this page was last updated on 24 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.
Each of our campuses has a student services and tutorial manager: David Wragg (Trowbridge), Elisabeth McKee (Salisbury), Nicola Paynter (Chippenham) and Charlotte Hiscock (Lackham).
These teams are your campuses' first point of contact and will liaise with you, your carers, social/support workers, virtual schools and any other support agencies.
This means that you have an identified person at college who you can go to and who will attend meetings with you or advocate on your behalf.
Within the student services team we also have a wellbeing team and two counsellors. The wellbeing staff are there to support you and help build your resilience, running a range of lunchtime social events and activities.
We also have an active student union on each campus with a student engagement officer on each site, who put on college events such as motivational speakers/events, co-ordinate and capture your feedback through learner voice, and are another point of contact for you.
Wiltshire College activators are being appointed (2017-18) to encourage participation from those who normally don't engage in sport, through a range of creative and exciting enrichment activities.
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 range of funds that cater for different groups of students. A 16-18 bursary fund is paid monthly, including a free college lunch, plus contribution to university application and open day visits.
We also provide awards if you decide to study one of our full or part-time higher education courses, plus a 19+ learner support fund for children in care, or care leavers.
You can contact student services at any of our college campuses – Trowbridge, Chippenham, Salisbury and Lackham – for further details.
Course information from Discover Uni was last updated in December 2020