Student Welfare

Student welfare

Student Welfare is of great importance when you choose to study at Southern Regional College. For this reason we have put in place a number of procedures and facilities to ensure your needs are met at all times.

As a student you will be issued with a free student card which confirms your current status as a bona fide member of the College and will allow you to make use of the Learning Resource Centre and other facilities, irrespective of where you are based.

Please note that you WILL NOT be permitted to sit examinations or vote in the Student Union elections without your student card. Replacement cards can be obtained from your campus LRC. There may be a charge for replacing lost cards.

Every day a student at risk will experience some kind of harm, abuse, ill treatment or neglect. Safeguarding is about helping students to keep themselves safe and to prevent harm happening in the first place.

Safeguarding is also about responding to concerns about alleged and suspected harm and putting in place plans to help and protect those who cannot protect themselves.

Everyone has the right to live their lives free from violence and abuse.

If you are worried about something that is happening to you or to someyou you know, please talk to us. At the Southern Regional College we have a dedicated team of trained staff across all campuses who can support you. These staff are called Safeguarding Officerspdficon small and contact details are below :

Armagh Campus      

Catherine Shipman

E: shipmanc@src.ac.uk

T: 0300 123 1223

M: 077 6075 0692

Lorraine Abbott

E: abbottl@src.ac.uk

T: 028 3025 9612

M: 077 3391 2872

Michelle O'Callaghan

E:ocallaghanm@src.ac.uk

T: 028 3025 9674

M: 07767 167127

Sarah Mallon (TFS)

E: mallons@src.ac.uk

T: 028 3751 2831

M: 07736 336142  

Sean McNally

E: mcnallys@src.ac.uk   07767 167128
Banbridge Campus  

Donna Hughes

E:hughesdo@src.ac.uk

T: 028 3025 9612

M: 07767 167124 

Emma Kavanagh

E: kavanaghe@src.ac.uk

T: 028 3751 2814

M: 077 6716 7127

Siobhan Blaney E: blaneys@src.ac.uk T: 028 3025 9612
M: 07733 912871
Kilkeel Campus      
Lorna Lundy E: lundyl@src.ac.uk T: 028 3025 9612
M: 07711 981741
Paula Shields E: shieldsp@src.ac.uk T: 028 3025 9612 M: 07767 167138
Jason Moles E: molesj@src.ac.uk T: 0300 123 1223 M: 07767 167131 
Raymond Mallon E: mallonr@src.ac.uk T: 028 302 59677 M: 075 5335 2379
Lurgan Campus       

Emma Kavanagh

E: kavanaghe@src.ac.uk

T: 028 3751 2814

M: 077 6716 7127

Catherine Daly E: dalyc@src.ac.uk T: 028 3025 9612
M: 07711 981715
       
Newry Campus      
Jason Moles E: molesj@src.ac.uk T: 0300 123 1223 M: 07767 167131 
Lorna Lundy E: lundyl@src.ac.uk T: 028 3025 9612
M: 07711 981741
Paula Shields E: shieldsp@src.ac.uk T: 028 3025 9612 M: 07767 167138
Raymond Mallon E: mallonr@src.ac.uk T: 028 302 59677 M: 075 5335 2379
Portadown Campus       
Catherine Daly  E: dalyc@src.ac.uk  T: 028 3025 9612
M: 07711 981715 
Rosemary Muldrew E: muldrewr@src.ac.uk T: 028 3839 7855
M: 07872 636378
Cate McCourt E: mccourtca@src.ac.uk T: 028 3839 7805
M: 07767 167121 

Southern Regional College is committed to providing a safe environment for all of its students. To inform College risk management processes students will be asked to declare on their enrolment form if they have been convicted of or have received a caution which may impact upon the welfare of fellow students. If you advise us of certain criminal convictions, you will be contacted by a designated member of college staff to obtain further details prior to making a decision on your enrolment.

You will not be automatically excluded from enrolment but in certain circumstances the College may be required to refuse your enrolment on your chosen course. In addition you may have to agree to a risk control contract before your enrolment can be confirmed and your case may be discussed with external agencies e.g. PPANI.

Full-time and some part-time students will be presented with an Individual Student Learner Agreement (ISLA). Students will have the opportunity to review progress on a one to one basis during regular meetings.

The College has College Rules which students are expected to adhere. A copy of these rules can be found in the student handbook which is given to students at the start of term. Alternatively a copy can be obtained from clicking on the link below.

SRC College Rules for Students

If you are entering the College as a full time student you will be assigned to a tutorial group and a personal tutor. Your tutor has a central role in your life at College. You can expect support from you personal tutor throughout your time at the College. Part time students can consult with their course lecturer in relation to queries and concerns.

Most students pass through College without having to contend with very serious problems. Often students have good support networks in the form of family and friends who can help with problems and difficulties. However not all students have this support or something can happen that you do not want to share with your family or friends.

Therefore the Inspire Students counselling service is available and can be contacted if you do have any difficulties or concerns. This service is free to students, independent, confidential and available 24 hours, 365 days a year. All our students will receive support from qualified counsellors who work within strict professional guidelines and can help with whatever difficulty you are facing.

If you need to speak to a Counsellor in confidence please call Inspire Students on 0800 389 5362 or email workandstudy@inspirewellbeing.org

If you have any concerns about issues relating to the protection of children and vulnerable adults at the College, please contact:

  • The Student Safeguarding Officers on your campus
  • The relevant Lecturer, Personal Tutor or Course Coordinator
  • The Head of School
  • A member of the Campus Services Team located at reception

Policy for Protection of Children, Young People and Young Adults

The College aims to provide a safe and supportive environment in which everyone is able to study and work to the best of their abilities. Students are encouraged to work within the College's atmosphere of mutual respect.

Behaviour which makes another feel embarrassed, demeaned, ridiculed or intimidated because of their sex, race, disability, religious beliefs or any other characteristic is totally unacceptable.

If any individual or group in the College feels that they have been treated unfavourably, discriminated against or suffered harassment and wish to discuss the matter or make a formal complaint, then the College Management will respond promptly and compassionately. Any student should raise any such matter with their lecturer, personal tutor or the Head of School.

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Various enrichment programmes are offered on a number of campuses. These include; Exploring Enterprise, First Aid, Sports Academy, IT, Right to Drive, Right to Life, International Space School, GCSE Maths and English and International exchanges.

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