In the life of every learner, there comes a time when some advice and extra support is welcome to perhaps solve a problem that is not going away, or to get some advice so you can make the best decision for yourself. Across all campuses, our learners can make an appointment or drop in to meet with a Student Wellbeing Officer.
You can find us in the Student Wellbing Centres at Bridgend and Pencoed Campuses. We have drop-in hours every day between 12 and 2 pm.
Bridgend Campus – E Block, Room 16
Pencoed Campus – the Old House OH0:12
The College recognises that in supporting its learners, it has a much wider role than simply protecting you from neglect, abuse or discrimination. The role involves keeping you safe from accidents, crime and bullying and actively promoting your welfare and positive life experiences for you in a healthy, safe, diverse and welcoming environment.
Whilst at College if you have any concerns, worries or queries with regard to your safety or wellbeing, please contact our Student Wellbeing Officers:
Designated Manager for Safeguarding: Mrs Sam Gunnarsson. Tel 01656 302 302 Ext 487 Senior Manager for Safeguarding and Director of Learner Services: Joe Baldwin, Tel 01656 302 302 Ext 575
If you would like to be part of our College Learner Voice, there are a number of opportunities you can become involved with, including Course Representative, StARs (Student Academic Representatives), Bridgend College Ambassador or Board of Governor Representative.
The team can give advice and information across a range of topics, such as:
Healthy lifestyle choices, nutrition, giving up smoking
Managing your finances – budgeting and saving
Ways to improve your mental health, goal setting and managing anxiety positively. A Counselling service is also available if you contact the Wellbeing Team.
There are many opportunities for you to enjoy physical activity across College including table tennis, basketball, swing ball and zumba. Additional activities can be made available from a request / show of interest. If you feel passionate about being active, you could become an Ambassador for Sport.
If you need support and information about studying at Bridgend College, but also have responsibilities at home, or there is a change in where you live (such as change of placement or a move into independent living), please contact the Wellbeing team: