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Student Services

Lots can happen during your time at college and that’s why our Student Services team is on hand to advise and support you.

Pastoral Support Advisers

All full-time students have access to the team of Pastoral Support Advisers who can advise and support you with the following:

  • Financial matters
  • Stopping smoking
  • Mental health
  • Relationships
  • Careers advice

The team has established links with a range of external support agencies including sexual health, counselling, drug and substance misuse and local youth services. The team is trained in Child Protection and Safeguarding and can make appropriate referrals to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students.

The Pastoral Support Advisers are available on a drop-in basis to discuss any issues that arise throughout the year. At the Crawley Campus the office is open 8.30am-5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am-4.30pm on Friday.

Counselling

The counselling team offers a confidential, free service to all students at the college. Our fully qualified counsellors can provide specialised support for those times when life can be hard to manage due to personal reasons, or when studying becomes a challenge.

Counselling sessions can be booked by dropping into Student Services. Alternatively our counsellors can be contacted directly via email: counselling@centralsussex.ac.uk.

Safeguarding

Central Sussex College has a strong commitment to safeguarding students, whether they are in college, on placement or in the workplace. Safeguarding means:

  • Protecting students from abuse and neglect
  • Preventing bullying and harassment
  • Promotion of students’ health, mentally and physically
  • Ensuring students’ safety and care
  • Ensuring students are offered the best chances in life
  • Actively promoting fundamental British values
  • Supporting and protecting from the risks associated with radicalisation and extremism

Read our Safeguarding Policy

Should you have any concerns about safeguarding, students should contact their PSA in Student Services or a member of the safeguarding team. The team is available to discuss things in confidence. However, should information shared reveal that a student or someone else is at risk of being harmed, the team may need to pass it on.

Financial Support

If you are experiencing difficulties with fees or other costs associated with study, please contact a member of the Student Services team who will be able to assess if you are eligible for support.

Alternatively, click on one of the links to find out more about the financial support options available.

Student Accommodation

Although Central Sussex College does not have Halls of Residence, we can offer rooms within family homes on either a full-board or self-catering basis (subject to availability) to students aged over 18 years of age. For further details of this service or for help finding alternative accommodation please contact our Accommodation service on 01293 442205 or drop in to Student Services.