Our friendly team of Student Welfare Officers and Mentors on each campus are passionate about engaging with learners in innovative and diverse ways.
They can lift the barriers to learning by providing support in a variety of ways including 1:1 sessions, personal social development sessions and team building activities. We also have excellent links with other support agencies for the times we may not be able to help you but know that others can. Our support, advice and guidance is a confidential service.
Cynnydd Mentoring and Welfare Support
Student Welfare Officers and Mentors are available for you across all campuses for relaxed and confidential 1:1 support. They can help and advise you on a wide range of things and will support you as much as they can to overcome barriers that affect your studies. You can book an appointment or call in to their offices and ask to book a time that is convenient for you, ask your tutors to set the appointment up or email them direct.
All students are able to access the support and as long as they know what the problem maybe, they will do their best to help. Student Welfare Officers and Mentors are available to speak up for you to tutors if you are not confident to yet, and then work with you to develop the confidence and resilience to move forward within a safe and friendly environment. The support can have a positive effect on your college experience, so why not pop in and say hello and find out what the team can do for you.
The team know that when students are starting out with their chosen college course that it can be stressful. So the team can do many things that can help with a smooth transition into your chosen area. Dedicated staff are available at Open Evenings, they also are free to come to your school or project to chat informally about ways of making it easier and less stressful for you. Taster days are run in early July for prospective learners to meet their course tutors, their peers and get a flavour of the course they have been offered.
Also the Cynnydd mentors have successfully run activity days during the summer months to help students who are nervous about starting college. These have been set up to increase confidence and social interaction with likeminded people.
If activities are not for you, then Cynnydd mentors are around through the summer months to meet up and talk. If there is anything you need advice and guidance on, or if you want to get used to the campus, they are free to see you.