Support for Students

We offer information, advice and guidance

Health and Wellbeing

Within the Health and Wellbeing Team, we provide a range of free and confidential services to help with any practical, emotional, or mental health conditions that you might be experiencing, which are impacting upon your studies or student life. 

We can offer; informal wellbeing advice, exploring a range of topics from healthy eating to homesickness, confidential counselling to help you to explore difficult thoughts and feelings and tailored mental health support if you have any long standing mental health issues.
 
The support that we provide will usually be offered within LCoM, but sometimes a referral to an external agency or advice around self-help materials might be more helpful to you.  We can work with you to identify what type of support would best meet your needs during your time with us.

If you are a current or prospective student and would like to discuss any specific support needs or concerns about your wellbeing, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


LEARNING SUPPORT CENTRE

The Conservatoire's Learning Support Centre is available to all students and provides services including help with reading, writing, numeracy and literacy skills, time management and organisation, and support in researching and completing assignments. Free specialist diagnostic assessment for dyslexia is also available.


Disability Support

Leeds College of Music has a diverse student population, and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. We are committed to providing specific support for students with disabilities, and we strongly advise you to declare at the earliest opportunity your disability or any additional support needs you may have.
 
Our advisers can support you throughout the application process, during auditions and interviews and for the duration of your course. This includes assistance with applying for the Disabled Students Allowance (HE students only), information on the support available to FE students, advice on specialist equipment available, access to special arrangements for examinations and assessments, and individual support and guidance.
 
Read more about applying for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).
 
Copies of the conservatoire's Disability Statement, which gives more detail on the support available, can be obtained from the Student Disability Advisers. All information is available in alternative formats on request.
The conservatoire occupies modern, purpose-built premises, with lift access to all floors and wheelchair access to all facilities. A rest room is provided for the use of anyone who needs to take medication in private, take time out to rest or relax, or is taken ill. 


CAREERS SERVICE

Leeds College of Music's Careers Service offers impartial information and advice to all current students and recent alumni.
 
The Careers Service can give  practical tips on:

  • CV writing and job applications
  • job hunting and seeking local part-time or full-time employment
  • accessing careers and employment information
  • identifying the variety and range of career options open to you
  • identifying and accessing further study and training opportunities, e.g. apprenticeships or applying through UCAS/CUKAS

Students can access careers information and advice:

  • on Space (the conservatoire's intranet system)
  • at the drop-in sessions
  • by email or phone

Individual careers interviews are also available, where students can discuss their career or study plans in with a careers advisor in more detail.

Students' Union

From services to societies, LCOMSU is at the centre of student life. Find out more at their website www.lcomsu.co.uk


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