Careers & Welfare
At The Manchester College, it doesn’t matter what course you’re studying, which campus you’re at, or how old you are. Our dedicated Careers & Welfare team provide specialist support, advice and guidance on a wide range of issues, concerns and worries.
We can help you with just about any problem you might be facing or anything you’re not sure about. We’re an ear to listen and a fountain of knowledge and advice, whether you want to talk about personal and family issues or find out how to reach your future goals.
Who are we?
Each advisor in the Careers & Welfare team is fully qualified in guidance, support and welfare advice, with a huge amount of experience helping students just like you. We’re fully accredited to the national matrix quality standard, which means you’ll always receive the best, highest quality advice and assistance from us. We work closely with a range of departments in the college, but most importantly, we can help you with confidential and impartial information and advice. So whatever might be troubling you, or whatever you need help with, we’re the people you can turn to.
How we can help you
If you’ve got a question about almost anything to do with college life and studying at The Manchester College, then the chances are we can help you. We can:
- Help you understand your options and choose the right course for you, as well as planning a journey to a successful and rewarding career
- Give you advice and guidance on career planning, and help you find a job you’ll love
- Offer support and guidance on a wide range of welfare, personal, and accomodation issues, including anything that might affect your ability to study with us
- Be there for you when you need us, offering personal support and advice
- Help you understand student finance and funding, along with offering advice on money matter and debt issues.
Seeing an advisor on campus
You’ll have lots of opportunities to speak with an advisor on campus, and we’re here whenever you need us. You can book in for a one-to-one appointment with your main reception, where you’ll meet with one of our qualified advisors in a safe and welcoming environment. They’ll listen to your concerns, give you the advice you need and produce a clear action plan for you to keep and follow.
We also have a range of daily drop-in sessions, where you can call in for a chat if you’re passing, as well as regular tutorials, group sessions and workshops to help you better understand the issues and challenges every student may face.
Getting advice via phone or email
If you can’t get onto a campus to see us, or you’d prefer to contact us discreetly, we can provide advice, support and guidance both over the phone and via email. All students, including distance, part time and evening students can use this service and we have dedicated trained advisors who will respond to emails within 24 hours. In some cases, we may ask that you attend a face-to-face appointment.
You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 03333 222 444.