At Independent College we want your experience to be a positive one that you will remember for life.
We believe that the student experience is everyone’s responsibility at the college, including our students. We have a dedicated Head of Student Services, email firstname.lastname@example.org , as well as a Learner Support Officer, Kelly, email email@example.com , who are responsible for coordinating many support services to make your experience more enjoyable and provide support when you might need it.
This supports our commitment to learner-focused education and promotion of a culture of wellbeing and success.
Some of the supports in place through our Learner Support Officer include:
- Assisting students on their health and wellbeing
- Developing and maintaining clubs and societies within the college
- Building relationships with cultural organisations for students
- Assisting international learners in acquiring and renewing learner visas
- Promoting the Independent College community amongst both students and alumni
- Work with employers for internship placements and jobs for students
- Provide up-to-date information about fields of work, job vacancies, postgraduate courses
Before joining us, students are invited to a personal online interview and ‘get-to-know-you’ session with a member of our Admissions team. At the start of each semester, all undergraduate and postgraduate programme students can also avail of a comprehensive induction to the college. This supports our new students meet our senior management, lecturers, librarian and fellow students.
Student and Facilities and Academic Senator Meetings
Each semester, students are democratically elected to support and represent their class on a variety of issues. Student representatives meet with college representatives fortnightly to discuss and collaboratively work together to find solutions for any problems their classmates are facing. This process creates a two way communication channel and provides students with a voice within the college, promoting a sense of ownership, engagement and belonging.
Throughout the year we organise special events to help make your time on campus more enjoyable. These include Halloween festivities, seasonal holiday celebrations, St. Patrick’s Day celebration, charity fundraisers, sporting events, as well as food and national festivals.
Pastoral care relates to non-academic support services dealing largely with emotional, psychological and spiritual wellbeing. Should you experience challenges or have concerns about exams, assignments, accommodation or finances, you can make an appointment with our Student Services team. You can also get a referral to relevant external professionals, if required.
Disability Support Service
The college offers a wide range of disability support services which you can avail of during your time here. We request that during the interview process you let the Administration team know about any disability you have, to help us make your college experience a positive one. Should you develop a disability during your studies, you are strongly encouraged to contact the Student Services team.