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Wellbeing & Study Support

Study Support

Support services at Wilberforce Sixth Form College are outstanding. We work collaboratively with curriculum staff to ensure that barriers to learning are removed, and that students have the best chance of success.

We are dedicated and committed to ensuring students receive individual support to enable their success. Here is further information about some of our support teams…

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Student Services

Based at our front reception, the Student Services team are here to advise, answer your questions and offer any support you may need during your time at Wilberforce College.

The team can provide information to assist you in many areas of student life, such as transport, our absence procedures, and any bursary support that may be available to you.

Student Services are also able to direct you to other support available in the college, such as our counselling service, and to other appropriate external agencies.

If you need support in any way, please speak with our staff at the main reception. Alternatively, you can contact via email on or call us on 01482 711688.

Curriculum Mentors

To complement the Study Support Tutors who provide additional support to students, we also have a team of Curriculum Support Mentors. These are all students currently studying at the University of Hull. The CSMs attend one day per week from January up to the start of the exam period and provide support to individuals and small groups of students across the curriculum. Not only do the mentors provide invaluable subject-specific support, plus help with organisation, planning and exam revision, but they are excellent role models to students who themselves might be contemplating university study.

Study Support

Our Study Support team are available to provide additional support with your learning. If at any point you feel as though you’re struggling with any aspect of your course or if you’d like support to help you achieve top grades, the team are here to help.

Based in the Study Centre, our team of Study Support Tutors offer individual or small group tuition, as well as in-class support.

If you think you’d benefit from additional support, you can contact the Study Support Manager, Ruth Hollands on; alternatively, you can speak with your teachers who can help you make arrangements.

Academic Mentors

All students attend weekly tutorials, working with an Academic Mentor to help prepare you for life beyond College. Additionally, Academic Mentors will be provide focussed intervention and support sessions to ensure all students achieve the best grades possible.

Protecting our students

Below we have created three guides which detail a variety of measures Wilberforce Sixth Form College have put in place for our students, to show the importance of understanding topics such as:

- Radicalisation
- Extreme Ideologies
- Cyber bullying
- Sexual harassment
- Protected characteristics

If you feel unsafe or threatened, or you are concerned about a friend tell your teacher, visit student services at reception to speak to a safeguarding officer, or talk to any member of staff. You can also report safeguarding to the safeguarding team.

Jo Brownlee:
Deputy Designated Senior Lead
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IT Facilities

We have developed our IT facilities to ensure there are no IT barriers to you being able to work independently – be it project work or an assignment that you need to get finished! You can access your college desktop and emails any time, any place, and you can install the latest version of Microsoft Office onto five of your own devices. The College has also implemented Wi Fi throughout the campus, so access during your free period won’t be a problem. Cloud email and storage provided via Office 365 ensures that you get a 10GB inbox and 100GB OneDrive storage. On top of this, you’ll also have remote access to all of the latest Microsoft Office programs, as well as up-to-date and industry standard Adobe Creative Suite software (available only on ICT/Visual Arts and Media courses).

IT Helpdesk

Our IT Helpdesk staff are available to answer your IT questions and resolve any IT issues you have.

You can visit the IT Helpdesk (located within the Learning Resource Centre) in person between 08:15am and 16:15pm or email your query to

IT Facilities
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