Student Services Team: Brighton

At Screen and Film School we know that starting a degree course in a new city is an exciting time but it also comes with a range of new challenges; from having to manage paying rent and bills for the first time, to making new friends and balancing a healthy social life whilst undertaking a rigorous degree programme. It’s a lot of new things to experience and can at times feel quite overwhelming.

From enrolment to graduation our experienced Student Services Team offer personalised advice and guidance to help you with those challenges; whatever they may be.

We aim to provide a safe space so that you can explore your own personal development in a warm and supportive environment. Whether that be in a booked one-to-one tutorial session or by dropping in for a quick chat (or to see our resident therapy dog) the team are here to support you in reaching your goals.

Whether you need ongoing support for a diagnosed learning difficulty or mental health condition, or if you just need someone to talk to when things get tough: we’re here to help. We will work with you to help you build the confidence and resilience to deal with life’s challenges, and for students needing further help we also offer a counselling service or can help put you in touch with specialised local support agencies.

So be bold; take the first step in reaching your creative, personal and academic goals and know that there is help there should you need it.



If you would like to know more about our Student Services, please email:




Anton Rogers – Head of Student Services

Harvey – Therapy Dog

Anton is the new Head of Student Services at Screen and Film School. Having spent 8 years supporting students at our sister college; BIMM Brighton, Anton is passionate about providing an accessible and safe space for students to discuss anything affecting their university experience. Along with Anton comes Harvey, a full-time therapy dog helping to break down barriers and further enabling students to come forward and access support when they need it.

Deborah Royle – Counsellor

As a qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, I believe that every person is unique, and that one size does not fit all. Therefore, I work naturally adapting so that our sessions suit you.
I am here to work alongside you in your therapeutic journey, drawing on my training in a Person-Centred Approach, Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt and Mindfulness. I provide a non-judgemental, confidential, safe space to explore and experience behaviours, feelings and thought process. I am empathic and understanding and take a validating approach to strengthen resources, confidence, self-esteem and self-compassion.

I completed my Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited) at Wealden Institute of Psychology. I offer short term therapeutic counselling and will also be running some Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Conflict Resolution Groups. I have experience assisting clients with many different difficulties, especially anxiety and depression, suicidal thoughts, low self-compassion, stresses at work, bereavement, relationship difficulties, LGBTQ issues, substance misuse and addiction.

Prior to my qualifying as a Counsellor, I have ten years’ experience working in further and higher education within BIMM supporting students with a wide variety of pastoral issues.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). Therefore, I abide by the organisations’ ethical standards.

Emma Persson – Student Support Officer

Emma is here to support students’ mental health and wellbeing, and offers one-to-one tutorials to discuss anything that might be affecting their university experience. No matter what the issue Emma can help to provide a non-judgemental space and can offer advice and guidance on Screen & Film School processes, or can help to put students in touch with further support: whether that be with our in-house Counsellor, or external agencies across the city.

Yinka Moore – Learning Support Coordinator

Yinka’s role is to help students with their learning support needs. Whether students come to us with a formal diagnosis or want to explore options for assessment after enrolling, Yinka can help every step of the way. From facilitating students’ DSA applications to ensure that formal support is in place, or by providing one-to-one support with coursework or helping students to learn strategies for dealing with any learning barriers they may have.