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.

Student Identification Cards

As a student you will be issued with a free student identification card and lanyard 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 identification card. Replacement cards can be obtained from your campus LRC. There may be a charge for replacing lost cards.

Student Safeguarding Officers

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
Patrick Toner T: 0300 123 1223 M: 077 3921 2956
Lorraine Abbott E: T: 028 3025 9612 M: 078 4197 0567
Jacqueline Simms E: T: 028 3025 9612 M: 077 3391 2872
Michelle O'Callaghan T: 028 3025 9674 M: 075 8777 0223
Sarah Mallon (TFS) E: T: 028 3751 2831 M: 077 3633 6142
Sean McNally E: T: 028 3751 2818  M: 079 8910 2854
Banbridge Campus
Laura McNally T: 0300 123 1223 M: 077 6075 0685 
Donna Hughes T: 028 3025 9612 M: 077 6716 7124
Emma Kavanagh E: T: 028 3751 2814 M: 077 6716 7127
Siobhan Blaney E: T: 028 3025 9612 M: 077 3391 2871
Kilkeel Campus
Paula Shields E: T: 028 3025 9612 M: 077 6716 7138
Jason Moles E: T: 028 3025 9601 M: 07767 167131
Raymond Mallon E: T: 028 302 59677 M: 075 5335 2370
Lurgan Campus 
Emma Kavanagh E: T: 028 3751 2814 M: 077 6716 7127
Laura McNally E: T: 0300 123 1223 M: 077 6075 0685 
Newry Campus
Jason Moles E: T: 0300 123 1223 M: 07767 167131
Paula Shields E: T: 028 3025 9612 M: 077 6716 7138
Raymond Mallon E: T: 028 302 59677 M: 075 5335 2370
Nora Sherry E: T: 0300 123 1223 M: 077 6075 0686 
Caitriona Killoran E:  T: 028 302 59612  
Portadown Campus
Rosemary Muldrew E: T: 028 3839 7855 M: 078 7263 6378
Cate McCourt E: T: 028 3839 7805 M: 077 6716 7121
Laura McNally E: T: 0300 123 1223 M: 077 6075 0685 

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.

Individual Student Learner Agreement

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.

College Rules for Students

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

Criminal Convictions

Southern Regional College actively promotes equality of opportunity for all and welcomes enrolments from students with criminal convictions.  To help the College reduce the risk of harm or injury to students and staff caused by the criminal behaviour of other students we must be made aware of any unspent criminal convictions. Students must declare all unspent criminal convictions using the Criminal Convictions Disclosure Form. Certain courses require us to consider spent and unspent criminal convictions therefore in certain circumstances you must also disclose spent convictions using the Enhanced Criminal Convictions Disclosure Form. If you disclose criminal convictions you will not be automatically excluded from the application process. The criminal disclosure process is a risk management process. This is a separate and confidential process in keeping with the data protection principles. You will be advised about the outcome of this process separately and as quickly as possible. You need not discuss this with the course team at interview. If you require advice and guidance with this process please contact Campus Services Manager by e-mailing: (or telephone 028 3025 9677).  If you require independent advice and guidance on conviction disclosure please contact NIACRO on 02890320157.

Please complete the relevant Disclosure Form as accurately as possible declaring all criminal convictions and place the form inside an envelope marked “Confidential” for the personal attention of Raymond Mallon Campus Services Manager Southern Regional College West Campus Patrick Street Newry Co Down BT35 8DN. 

Personal Tutor

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.

Personal Counselling

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

  Equality and Diversity

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.

Click Here to find out more about the SRC Equality Scheme
Enrichment Programmes

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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  Support for Transgender Students and Notification Process

If you are transgender, or are considering changing your gender, please let us know so that we can ensure you get as much support as possible whilst in the College and to ensure that any records we hold are changed if you are a re-enrolling student. The College provides a confidential disclosure process for anyone who wants to apply or enrol in the College or who may already be enrolled. The disclosure process can put you in contact with staff who can help guide you whilst in the College. Only those who need to know that you are transgender will be advised with your consent.
Confidential Disclosure process
1. Always apply/enrol for a course in your new identity before you notify the College that you have changed your gender identity;
2. Email the Campus Services Manager using this template letter A.
3. You will be contacted by the Campus Services Manager and provided with a named contact person who will contact you within 5 working days of receipt of the letter to arrange an informal meeting;
The purpose of the informal meeting is to ensure that the correct details are on the College database and to discuss support and changes required to other records to allow you access to College services and incorporate this into an action plan;;
4. For full time students - a personal tutor will be allocated who will meet with you and agree any further actions or support required. This will be your contact person whilst on your chosen course;
5. For part time students - you will be provided with assurance that your details have been changed and you can opt to have additional support should that be required. The attached letter should also be completed to ensure that all College records are correct.
Please also see the following documents:-
Transgender - information leaflet for students
Transgender Equality Policy Statement
Roles and Responsibilities