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Pre-Degree

Our Student Support team offers a team of specialist advisors who can provide information and guidance in a variety of areas, including finance and funding, disability support, counselling, health and wellbeing.

Disability Support and Reasonable Adjustments

We are fully committed to providing equal opportunities to all, and the Student Support Team work alongside lecturers to support students.

Plymouth College of Art is an inclusive environment where the individual is celebrated. Please discuss your needs with us as early as possible to ensure that we can put appropriate and timely support in place. You can be reassured that any details you disclose will only be shared with relevant staff in order to enhance your learning experience at the college

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Counselling, Health & Wellbeing

The college offers a variety of free in-house services during your studies through the Student Support team, including mentoring, student counselling, health services and referrals and wellbeing workshops.

Appointments with the Student Support Counsellors are professional and confidential and you can get support for a range of issues such as

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Abuse
  • Self-harm
  • Issues that affect your academic work
  • Bereavement
  • Issues at home such as those relating to relationships
  • Eating problems
  • Being bullied or harassed

If you are a current student, you can access a range of services online through the Student Counselling site, the Wellbeing site and the Student Support site. These web pages will help you to book a session with a counsellor, find information and tips on improving mental health and wellbeing, as well as where to go for specialised support and help on a wide range of subjects, from fitness and mental health to bereavement and LGBTQ+ support groups.

For more information please contact studentsupport@pca.ac.uk

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Study Support

Our Learning Lab supports academic and research pursuits for students across the college. Comprising the library, study support, technological training, and collections, our teams of specialists will provide you with expert advice and guidance.

In partnership with the college's other facilities and LABS, the Learning Lab provides technological guidance throughout your studies via bookable and drop-in support.