Learning Support for HE Students
We recognise that taking a step into Higher Level study can be a bit daunting. To help you with this we have Learning Resource Centres at London Road and English Bridge campus with dedicated HE resources and a Study Skills support programme.
Learning Resource Centres (LRC)
You will find friendly teams working to help you succeed on your chosen course. The LRCs offer print and online resources in your subject area, as recommended by your reading lists, and experienced staff are on-hand to deal with your enquiries. You can use the computers for internet research; access Moodle for your course materials and Office 365 for office applications and cloud storage.
The LRCs are Wi-Fi enabled for you to use your own device. All computers have the My Study Bar programme installed and there are several licences for ZoomText as required. Two student laptops have Dragon software installed and these can be loaned for an interim period.
If you are returning to study or progressing onto a Higher Education course, the LRC staff can help you make that transition with advice on study and information searching skills and literature which will help you to develop your academic skills in readiness for enrolment on your chosen course.
Opening Times - London Road Campus
Opening Times - English Bridge Campus
Student Support Tutor - HE
The Student Support Tutor is available to provide support lessons and guidance to HE students to assist them with developing key academic study skills, such as:
- Assignment planning
- Presentation skills
- Critical thinking
- Reading and note-making
- Time Management & organisation.
Students may be referred for academic study skill support by Tutors, or can independently self-refer to request their required support.
The Student Support Tutor will also be available to work with and support learners with identified additional learning needs or disabilities. If you are a current or prospective HE student with additional learning needs, then tell us about them as soon as you can so we can discuss and advise you on the support available for you while you study. This may include support and guidance in applying for Disabled Students’ Allowance.
Learning support can be provided by approved Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) providers for Higher Education Students studying at Shrewsbury College, who have an identified disability, mental-health condition, medical condition, or a specific learning difficulty and who are in receipt of DSA.
If you have an identified disability, mental-health condition, medical condition, or a specific learning difficulty, an application to Student Finance for DSA need to be completed along with supporting evidence of your disability. More information on this can be found at:
Support is be available from our Assistive Technologist in the form of:
- Assistive Technology
- ‘My Study Bar’ software
- Reading pens
- Augmented reality
- Telephone support
- Email support
- Hearing loop
- Adjustable tables
- Ergonomic mice and keyboards to accommodate difficulties with motor skills
- Bring your own device (students are encouraged to use their own assistive technology in lessons).