Every individual matters

Above all, we want you to be happy here and to achieve your full personal and academic potential. OFSTED graded our support for students as ‘outstanding’. We hope that the experience you have here, both academically and socially, will stay with you as happy memories for the rest of your life. Here is more information about some of the services available at college to support our students:

Student Services – how can we help?

Our students are our first priority. Student Services aim to support students in their studies and assist them in overcoming obstacles to success, achievement and progression. Our friendly and professional team can help you find the information you need and the support you require. Our information desk is a great starting point if you need some help or support but aren’t sure who to ask.

Student Services – Meet the team

Please see our Student Services – Statement of Service 2019

  • careers advice and progression
  • UCAS support
  • help with job search, CV writing, interviews and finding part-time work to fit in with your studies
  • childcare advice
  • counselling
  • enrichment
  • finances, including 16 -19 bursary
  • transport information
  • welfare and housing issues
  • safeguarding
  • joining the Student Union
  • religious and cultural considerations
  • volunteering
  • work experience

As holders of the prestigious Matrix accreditation, we are recognised nationally as providers of quality information, advice and guidance – so you can be sure you’re in safe hands!

Careers & Progression Support              

Careers – Statement of Service 2019

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Runshaw College holds as one of its highest priorities the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone involved in activities that come under the responsibility of the College and has a duty to ensure that their staff fulfil their responsibility to prevent and report any abuse discovered or suspected.

Safeguarding means:

  • Promoting health & well-being
  • Ensuring safety
  • Protecting from abuse and neglect
  • Preventing bullying and harassment
  • Offering the best life chances

There is a designated Safeguarding Team at the College with a senior manager who is responsible for any safeguarding matters affecting students.  We also have a Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy, which explains how the College deals with any safeguarding concerns. A copy of the policy is available for you to download on the College Policies Page.