It is of great importance to us to provide our students with plenty of support before, during and after their studies. We offer educational guidance and welfare support to make our students more comfortable during their time at Stratford College London. Our welfare provision aims to promote diversity and tolerance amongst our student body.
The College has a dedicated welfare officer who is committed to providing advice and guidance on the following aspects of student life:
- safety and security
- college and local facilities, services and events
- medical and dental treatment options and insurance
- progression opportunities
- student employment
- local places of worship
- licensing laws
- support for students with disabilities and special considerations
- personal matters, including financial hardship, culture shock and homesickness
The welfare officer can be seen by appointments, which can be made by contacting reception
Stratford College London will be holding a number of events and induction sessions in order to welcome you into the College and onto your new course. We hope that you will attend as many of these sessions as possible as it is a great way to be introduced to your new classmates and lecturers. Session also covers other areas e.g.: Health & Safety, Assessment , Scheme of Work, Student Council, Complaint Procedure, Student Finance, registration on Moodle and question & Answer.
Familiarise yourself with Moodle and its interface. There are lots of valuable resources on there that you should maximise. Your programme lecturers and teachers will be using Moodle extensively throughout your course and so it will be best to understand how it works as early on as possible.
We will be informing you of the key contacts you will need to be aware of whilst studying at the College and how we will keep in touch with you throughout your studies. Make sure you are checking your Moodle account messages and College emails on a daily basis to ensure you don’t miss anything important.
On registration with the College you will be issued with your ID card that you are required to keep with you at all times whilst in the building, this is to ensure your safety and the safety of others on campus. If you are found not to be wearing your ID badge whilst in the building; a member of staff will stop you and ask you to put it on. We take this matter very seriously as it is essential that we know who is in the building at all times.
Advice will be given on how to apply for an Oyster card. Your Oyster card is the travel card you will need to get around London on the busses and the underground network. Student welfare will also be showing you how to register your Oyster, in case of loss or theft, and explaining how to get a discount as a student on travel.
HEALTH & SAFETY
We will discuss with you the procedure that you will be required to follow in the event of a fire. For information, should the fire alarm sound you should evacuate the building, without going back to collect bags and coats, and congregate at the fire assembly point at the BP Petrol Station opposite college building.