Student Finance
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Funds are available for trips, equipment, travel and CRB’s but are limited and will run out. You should apply as soon as possible.

The following groups of students are eligible to apply:

If your parent(s)/guardian(s) receive income related benefits and your household income is under £21,000 for priority 1 and £26,000 for priority 2 (please see below).
Priority 1 (Household income £21,000) – will be awarded financial help on submission of successful application.
Priority 2 (Household income under £26,000) – applicants in this group will be awarded financial help after the October half term – subject to sufficient funds remaining.

Additional Support
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The College welcomes applications from those with additional needs and our support team are fully trained to give you all the encouragement that you need to get the most out of your learning experience. If you are disabled or have any special needs, then our team of support staff are here to help you. When you have accepted your offer from us we will invite you to attend a transition planning meeting and will ensure that you are familiar with the college before you begin your course.
We offer the following specialist support:

Asperger’s / ADHD/ADD.
Blind / Visual Impairment.
Deaf/ hearing impairment.
Physical Disability.
Mobility Difficulties.
Mental Health.
Moderate Learning Difficulties.
Specific Learning Difficulty.
Down’s Syndrome.
Acquired Brain Injury.
Tourette’s Syndrome.
Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia.

The Additional Support team can be contacted on 0121 678 7113 or by emailing additional.support@solihull.ac.uk.

view our statement

View our Statement of Our Commitment to Students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities.

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Help with future job planning is available for all of our students. To ensure you choose the career that’s right for you, our Careers Team are on hand to provide invaluable advice on job hunting, local employers, Higher Education, local training schemes and job vacancies. They can also help you to prepare your CV and find you suitable work experience.For careers enquiries you can contact our team at careers@solihull.ac.uk.

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Counselling is a confidential service where you will be listened to with genuine, non-judgemental warmth. The team are on site daily to give you a chance to talk through things which are concerning you. It may be something that has been nagging at you for some time or may have arisen recently. Either way you can explore them, and your feelings around them, in order to help you find the resources in yourself to manage them. Your counsellor will support you to work at your own pace, and to discuss the things which are important to you.
Appointments can be made for Blossomfield or Woodlands, via these methods:

Telephone – 0121 678 7219
E-mail – counselling@solihull.ac.uk
Text Message – TALK, plus your message, to 07624 802 743.
Alternatively, you can arrange a booking at the Student Information Centre, at reception or through your personal tutor.

Mental Health Support
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The Mental Health Support Worker provides support, advice and guidance to prospective and current students of Solihull College and University centre. If you are experiencing a mental health difficulty, emotional or psychological distress, our Mental Health Support Worker can help you to identify your specific needs, provide practical support, and help you develop coping strategies. During the period of support, the Mental Health Support Worker may also work alongside Student Services as well as Teaching and Learning Teams and can assist you in accessing external mental health and wellbeing services.

You can access your Mental Health Support Worker, Fathima Ashraff-Ali via Student Services. A member of staff will help you complete a Referral Form for Mental Health Support and book you in for an Initial Appointment with Fathima. Please visit Student Services at Blossomfield and Woodlands Campus between 08:30-17:00 (Mon-Thurs) and 08:30- 16:30 (Fri).

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This is a time of major change where you are faced with freedom, choices and decisions. There may be issues around your personal circumstances, accommodation, friends and relationships, family relations, caring responsibilities, physical, emotional and mental health, benefits and finances.
An understanding of your own needs is important being aware of healthy lifestyle options and the importance of sleep, food, exercise, interests and friends
The Welfare Service can provide information on a variety of topics with the aim of offering intensive and practical support. This early intervention approach can help offer you an active solution to enable you to remain on course and achieve.
Our service can provide:

Links to external specialist support,
Advice and guidance
Information about agencies and organisations which could support you
Identify problems at an early stage
Intervene before problems become a crisis
Give you support at key moments in your life
You can book an appointment directly by telephone: 0121 678 7031 or via Main Reception
Email: welfare@solihull.ac.uk

Equality And Diversity
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Solihull College has a culture where difference is respected and diversity celebrated. The College welcomes all students regardless of age, race, colour, ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, sexuality or disability. We expect all members of the college community to recognise and respect this.
The College will continue to treat all students and employees with respect and dignity, and seek to provide a positive working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment or victimisation.