Here to support you
There is a Drop-In every day 12pm to 2pm in the Wellbeing Hubs in Bridgend and Pencoed where you can speak to a Wellbeing Officer, or request an appointment with a Counsellor. Our Wellbeing Officers are here to ensure you are safe in College and the local Community.
Students who study at Bridgend College will benefit from a variety of opportunities, activities and events which will enrich their student experience and champion learner voice. Students can sign up to monthly run societies, apply to become Bridgend College Ambassadors and support and host a wider range of college events and activities throughout the year to make friends and have fun.
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:
Landline: 01656 302 302 ext 488
Mobile: 07971 670504 / 07973 716794 / 07800 598090
Designated Manager for Safeguarding: Mrs Sam Gunnarsson, Tel 01656 302 302 Ext 487
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Assistant Principal Learner Journey: Joe Baldwin, Tel 01656 302 302
Apply to become an Events, Active, Welsh or Digital Ambassador. Support a variety of college events and activities to enrich your student experience and create opportunities which will enhance your CV for professional and personal development. Champion learner voice within your course area and make a difference to your learning, teaching and student experience as a Class Representative and (StAR) Student Academic Representative, or run for Student Governor at the next election.
The team can give advice and information across a range of topics, such as:
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, football, yoga and mindfulness, basketball, zumba, rugby, and much much more! Additional activities can be made available on request / show of interest!
If you feel passionate about being active and leading a healthy lifestyle, you can apply to become an Active Ambassador.
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:
Landline: 01656 302 302 Ext 488
Mobiles: 07971 670 504 / 07800 598 090 / 07973 716 794
Signing up to one of our many societies is a great way to meet new people and have fun. You can join the following or create your own!
Be part of all things ‘Student Experience’ at Bridgend College. Keep up-to-date throughout the year via social media and our website:
Instagram: @bcstudentexp Facebook: @bcstudentexp Twitter: @bcstudentexp BCStudentExp website