Students at Wyke are provided with a high level of dedicated support. Whatever the problem, there will be someone here to help.
As a student at Wyke you will be a member of a Tutor Group. Your Progress Tutor is also a member of a dedicated team with oversight of your learning programme. They will monitor and review your progress at regular intervals throughout the year providing opportunities for 1:1 discussion, feedback and action planning to help you achieve your best.
Office staff, Mentors, MIS and Exams staff all work closely together to provide the guidance service which is available during College timetable hours. Help is available with timetable queries, transport information, exam questions and much more.
The College also has first class careers provision. There are regular careers talks and appointments are available with careers staff working in the College.
Counselling at Wyke. We are all faced with challenges in our daily lives and times when we may find it difficult to cope so we have experienced Counsellors available to provide a confidential service.
The Learning Mentor team provides academic support and a friendly face when you need someone to talk to. Mostly students come to us for help with the following.
- Organising and preparing for study (helping to develop routines and good study habits)
- Homework and Coursework (helping students understand what has been asked of them, helping them meet deadlines and giving students somewhere to complete their work)
- Revision (helping with revision strategies, planning timetables, allowing students to revise with a Mentor)
- Personal issues (friendship problems, family and housing issues, relationship worries)
The team provides support to disabled students and students with learning difficulties. Students may also be referred from subject departments and we also work with those who want to improve their study skills. It is available to anyone who needs it. In recent years the department has supported deaf students, hearing impaired students, visually impaired students and those on the autistic spectrum as well as many students with dyslexia and dyspraxia. It can be accessed either by referral from a member of the teaching staff or by self-referral. The department can offer: tutorials for study support; the loan of resources according to need; assistance with time management, essay-writing, exam preparation; note-takers for lessons, escorts and support for disabled students where required, liaison with the Exams Office to organise access arrangements for examinations and a quiet, supportive area for study.