University Centre Student Support

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As a University Centre dedicated to providing a comprehensive educational experience, at Cambria we understand that students face unique challenges during their academic journey. That’s why we are committed to offering a range of support services to help our students thrive.

Our Student Services teams are based across all our college sites, and they are here to provide support and guidance on personal, financial, and academic issues, including information and advice on course and future career opportunities.

We are committed to supporting you in any way we can, so you can achieve your academic goals and succeed in life.

Find out below about just some of the ways our Student Services Team can help you.

You can contact Student Services by calling 0300 30 30 007 or emailing studentservices@cambria.ac.uk.

We recognise that mental health and wellbeing can have a significant impact on a student’s experience. The team at Cambria University Centre are passionate about providing the best support and resources to support wellbeing and good mental health. 

There isn’t any criteria to meet, students can refer themselves for Resilience Coaching, Counselling and Welfare support on the Student Hub, speak to their Course Tutor, call into Student Services or email studentservices@cambria.ac.uk.

You can find out more about Mental Health Support here.

Our Careers Advisors and Student Services Team can support students with questions about next steps, or if they are unsure about their current course.

By using up to date labour market information and trends, they can help students research careers in all job sectors.

Furthermore, we have an Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Coordinator, who can offer guidance and support on self employment and business start up through workshops, guest speakers and enterprise clubs.

For any queries or further information, please email careers@cambria.ac.uk.

Here at Coleg Cambria we’re well connected, with transport available from a wide variety of destinations across Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.

The College network is free to use, as long as you live 3 miles away from the site.  For more information and eligibility, please contact Student Services.

For any support, advice or guidance with your transportation to the College, please email transport@cambria.ac.uk.

The Cambria University Centre is committed to the safety and well-being of students and provides:

  • A supportive safeguarding team on all sites
  • A clear anti-bullying approach
  • A supportive environment for students to discuss concerns or issues relating to extremist views, terrorism or dangers of radicalisation
  • Safeguarding and Prevent training and information for all. 

You can find our Safeguarding & Prevent policies by clicking below:

If you have any concerns or are concerned about anyone else visit the Student Hub.

Students have access to financial support such as:

  • Free transport that is available from a wide range of destinations across three counties
  • Free Breakfasts for all students
  • Advice, information and guidance from easily accessible staff on all sites. 
Student Finance

As a Higher Education student, you can get access to a variety of financial support.

The Student Loans Company and Student Finance Wales offer loans (which you repay) and grants (which you don’t repay) for anyone studying higher education courses at Coleg Cambria.

Your eligibility will depend on the course type, where you live and your household income.

Coleg Cambria can offer a £1000 bursary payment to you if you’re progressing from Coleg Cambria (i.e. level 3 and Access to HE) to one of the following courses:

  • FdA Childhood Studies.

The bursary is paid in two £500 instalments:

  • Year 1, at the end of Semester 2
  • Year 2, at the end of Semester 2.

In order for the bursary to be given to you, the following conditions must be stuck to:

  • Confirmation has been received from the University that the course fees have been paid to date
  • You have an attendance percentage of over 90%
  • All of your work is up to date (confirmed by the Programme Leader).

For University Centre Learners Living in Wales

Tuition Fee

You could get up to £9,250 a year, depending on how much your course costs. How much you get does not depend on your household income.

We pay your loan directly to your university or college. You have to pay it back, including interest once you’ve finished or left your course.  Don’t worry though, currently you do not have to pay anything back until you are in employment and earning over the repayment threshold of £524 a week, or £2,274 a month.

Help with Living Costs

You could also get a mixture of loan and grant to help with your living costs. How much you get depends on your household income and where you live and study.

These tables show an estimate of how much you could get based on your household income for 2023/24:

Household Income
Living With Your Parents
£18,370 or less
£59,200 or more
Household Income
Living Away From Parental Home
£18,370 or less
£59,200 or more

Full details of all financial support, how and when to apply can be found on the Student Finance Wales website.

For Learning Living Outside of Wales

Helpful Videos

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