Student Services

There is a Student Services team, both on campus and at distance, that work with students from all courses and locations across the College. We have a range of services to support you while you study with us. 

We provide advice, guidance, information and support services, give you access to most of the information you require, all in one place to make your life easier. 

Advice, Guidance and Information 

We can help you with all aspects of guidance for courses, seeking work, and progressing on to university, along with assistance in applying for bursary/EMA, SAAS, childcare and housing applications, and local trust funds. 

We are here throughout the summer, and throughout your course, for any advice and guidance questions you have.  

Once you have started your course, and you are considering going to university next year, we can help you with your UCAS application and personal statement.  We will provide information sessions on UCAS, workshops on how to complete your online application, and personal statements, from the end of September until November.  We will advertise the dates for these sessions on MyD&A at the beginning of term.   Please get in contact with us on
We can then arrange to call you back, meet through video call or face to face.

Student services staff

There is a wide variety of support available at College to assist you in enjoying your time here whilst achieving your qualifications.  If you are a looked after young person/care experienced or have caring responsibilities, please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you.  

Some students prefer weekly support that we can arrange for you, and other students just want to know who to speak to as and when they feel they need it.  To discuss any support you would like at College, please contact any of the staff below, who will be happy to help: 

 We can help you if you feel that you may need support at College relating to: 

  • Specific Learning Difficulties (SPL) such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia; Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing 
  • Sensory Difficulties 
  • Social and Emotional Needs 
  • Physical and mobility difficulties 
  • Health conditions 
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 

If you have a disability, health condition or need some extra help, please let us know.  We may be able to provide specialist equipment, make alternative assessment arrangements, or help with access to financial support. The type of support we provide will vary according to your individual requirements, and we would very much like to speak to you before you start college to make sure your support is in place. 

If you have ticked the boxes in the Student Services section of your course application, telling us that you have a support need, we will be in contact with you over the summer to make an appointment to discuss how you would like to be supported at College.  If you ticked the box on your course application to say you are care experienced or have caring responsibilities, we will email you to see if you would like to discuss any support you may want at College too. 

If you have not heard from us yet and are keen to set up your support or have a discussion then please contact us on 

Disabled Students Allowance 

If you are studying a HNC/D, Degree or Post Graduate level course at College or University, and have a support need, you may be entitled to Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) to help with your studies.  This is additional financial support through SAAS which, where appropriate, can be used to buy equipment or pay for personal support to help you at College. One of the DSA assessors in the Student Services team will be able to offer you advice and assistance in applying for this funding.  

There are a number of DSA assessors on all our campuses who will work with you to complete a DSA assessment.  

If you would like to find out more about this, please contact us on and we can call you to discuss.