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Essential Student Support

The essential support page is here to provide you with information, advice and support that you can receive whilst at college to help ensure that you have a positive learner journey experience. The essential support page also includes useful external agency information, including out of hours help and advice. 

Worried about exam results?

If you’re feeling worried or anxious about your exam results, take a look at our Managing Worries about exam results information here to find some useful tips.

financial support

If you are looking to study a full/part time course of further education (including access to HE) and would like to know what funding may be available to you, then visit our webpage here

If you are looking to study an apprenticeship and would like to know what funding may be available to you, then visit our webpage here

Q:  I am a new/ prospective/ current student looking to study in September 2022/ January 2023. How do I apply for Bursary support?

Our application process opened from Monday 1 August 2022.

You will need to submit an application form along with evidence you meet the household income.

Further information regarding this can be found here

Q: I am looking to study with you in September 2022 but don’t know if I will have to pay tuition fees?

Check the BLC webpages here for information regarding tuition fees https://www.blc.ac.uk/financial-support/will-i-pay-course/

If you need any further support or guidance, please contact our Student Money and Rights Adviser on E: Studentmoneyadviceblc@derby.ac.uk

CAREERS AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICE

Please be assured that the Careers & Employment Service- including the Work Experience team- is here for you just as ever. There are a range of resources online that you can access from home which will help you plan for your future career and boost your employability. We are also offering personalised advice through digital 1-2-1 appointment via Skype or phone calls.

library services

You can view our Library opening hours here.

Is the Library/HUB open for me to use?

The Devonshire Library and Leek HUB are open for students that want to browse our books or use a PC/study space. For information about our opening hours and to make a booking, please visit our website. If you need any help or support, please contact the Library on 01332 591215 or email us on library@derby.ac.uk

Do I need to return my Laptop?

As you will be studying on campus and at home, laptops that were loaned out in December/January will continue to renew automatically each week, unless you receive an email recall notice from the Library service. If you receive a recall notice from the Library service, please return your laptop to the Library/HUB. If you have any queries about your account, please contact the Library on 01332 591215 or email us on library@derby.ac.uk

You can find the Subject Guides via this link – look for your subject in the list.

Each Guide has information on using books and eBooks, using our search engine, Discover to find articles and more, and provides links to useful websites. There is also help with using Harvard referencing.

If you have further questions, there’s a web-chat icon in the bottom right corner of every Subject Guide page that students can click on and ask a question. You can also book places at Academic Librarian Clinics for specific queries (on the calendar, look for the ones called ‘Buxton and Leek students’).

You can take a look at our virtual tour here.

You can now also access our library FE subject guides by following this link https://libguides.derby.ac.uk/blc

chaplaincy

Ingrid Keith is offering Chaplaincy support with Spiritual Well-Being and has found a helpful link for students to gain support too- https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/treatments-and-wellbeing/spirituality-and-mental-health

If you would like a confidential chat with a Chaplain, please email I.Keith@derby.ac.uk and a Teams call can be set up to talk about religion, spirituality or anything you are worried about during these uncertain times.