Student Mentor Team
The Student Success Mentor team are a dedicated team working within curriculum areas to support all 16-19 core funded students, particularly focusing on those who need extra mentoring and support, to help them achieve their full potential, by;
- Working with a rolling case load of students, referred by staff, as well as self-referral, to provide additional motivation and guidance, promoting excellent attendance, punctuality and conduct.
- Helping students access specialist welfare support and guidance on issues such as financial support, housing, family/relationships, bullying & discrimination, sexual health concerns, mental health issues & counselling or any other external factors which may impact the students ability to achieve.
- Working alongside teaching staff and the careers team to develop progression plans for students.
Student Mentor team:
- The team is headed by Sharon Dowds (far right), the Senior Student Mentor reporting to Steve Usher, Student Services Manager. Sharon oversees the team comprising of (left to right) Mark Rickson, Emily Woodman and Steph Hayward.
- Each curriculum area has a designated Mentor.
- These Mentors are based either in the curriculum area or the Student Centres at CCE, Pelham and Preston Road for referrals as well as providing a drop-in service for all students.
If you are not a 16-19 core funded learner please see our Student Welfare page for details of the support available to you.
We've included lots of services and agencies available for a number of welfare-related matters below.
To access more information about each service on this page, click on the name of each service (in blue). This should redirect you to the organisations website.
Student Services at City College Brighton & Hove Facebook page
General welfare services
Brighton and Hove Citizens Advice Bureau
Youth Advice Centre
Young People's Centre
Brighton Women's Centre
Directory of specialist welfare services
Benefits, budgeting and financial support
The Student Mentoring Team can give you information, advice and guidance on the following topics, referring you on to specialist agencies when necessary:
- Severe financial hardship
- Course related costs (equipment, travelling in to college etc)
- Opening a bank account
For details of how to contact us, and our drop-in times, see the top of this page.
Also check out our Financial Assistance area here to find out about college bursaries.
Money Advice & Community Support - 'MACS'
The Money Advice Service - 'MAS'
Drugs and alcohol
Alcohol Brief Intervention Service
Free and confidential advice and information so you can make informed choices about your drinking.
T: Rita Figueiredo - 07717863183, Jude Lynch - 07738994907
Club Drug Support Service
Sussex Central YMCA housing drop-in
Brighton Housing Trust
Information and support for carers
The Carers Centre/ Young Carers Project
Film from Young Carer's Project
NHS 111 for non-emercency advice
Refugees and asylum seekers
Refugee amd Asylum Seekers Project (RASP)
SWISH - Information on sexual health services in Brighton and Hove
Claude Nicol Centre
City College counselling service
BEAT/ Men Get Eating Disorders Too
E-motion online counselling service
Students with children
Brighton & Hove Family Information Service
Brighton & Hove Parenting Team
Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
And one last thing.....
If you haven't found the information you need, then don't forget you can still come and speak to your Student Mentor at either Pelham, Preston or CCE and we can discuss your Welfare needs individually.