The Carers Trust Scotland define a carer as ‘anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.’
At Inverness College UHI we recognise that starting college can be challenging, particularly if you are a carer who is managing caring responsibilities alongside your studies.
Having these additional responsibilities may mean you need a little extra support to make sure your experience here at Inverness College UHI is both manageable and rewarding.
To help student carers enjoy college life and reach their maximum potential we have a named point of contact to provide help, guidance and support.
How can we help?
Amanda Learmonth, our Access and Transitions Coordinator can provide a wide range of support, such as;
- Help with planning and preparing for future study pathways
- Support to create flexible study options
- Introductory visits and tours of the building
- Help with funding applications
- Access to Health and Wellbeing specialists
- Signposting to external support services
- Support settling into college life and getting the most out of your student experience
- General advice and guidance
Telephone: 01463 273803
Or ask at the Student Support Centre in the main campus building or at reception in the Scottish School of Forestry in Balloch.
We are proud to have achieved both The Carers Trust Going Further and Going Higher Awards. These awards highlight that our student carers are being supported to give them a fair chance to be successful in their studies and maintain positive health and wellbeing. If you would like to find out more about these awards and what the Carers Trust can do for you visit their website.
External agencies providing support for carers: