Student Support

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.

You’re never alone when you’re at Screen and Film School. Our community makes sure of that.


"My experience with student support has been nothing but positive. With third-year being one of the most stressful times of my life, I don't think I would've got through it without Student Support. I am thankful to each member of the team for always being caring, authentic and as their title suggests - supportive. What I am most grateful for is the patience of the team, whether I was ready to rant about my life, or I wanted to be left alone, or when I didn't even know what words to use to express myself, I felt that they did care, and when I was ready to open up, they were ready to listen and offer me the right help."
Rene Lorraine - Screen and Film School Brighton Graduate

Supporting your journey

We work hard to make sure you have access to the support you need to succeed throughout your studies.

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, 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.

Discover some of the ways we help our students below.


Your support team

Anton Rogers
Head of Student Services

Anton is the new Head of Student Services at Screen and Film School. Having spent 8 years supporting students at our sister college; BIMM Institute Brighton, Anton is passionate about providing an accessible and safe space for students to discuss anything affecting their university experience.

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.

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."

Harvey
Therapy Dog

Harvey is our full-time therapy dog helping to break down barriers and further enabling students to come forward and access support when they need it.

If you have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD(H)D or an Autistic Spectrum disorder such as Asperger’s, a confirmed medical condition, mental health condition or another difficulty, our Student Support team can help you access any available support to help you during your studies.

We can put together an Individual Support Plan, created specifically for you; this could include accessing DSA funded support, informing lecturers to assist in the classroom or a range of other options designed to meet your own needs.

We have a full time Learning Support advisor who can help you with study skills and preparing for those important written assessments.

Creating a sense of community is important to us. The Student Support Team can help you to realise any ideas you have for student societies and social events through our Student Association.

We’ll also work alongside our Industry Engagement Team to ensure that you’re kept regularly updated with everything that’s going on around the film school from special events to technical workshops, industry guests and masterclasses.

Our Student Mentor Scheme is here to ensure you have as smooth a transition as possible into student life.

A recent Screen and Film School graduate will be on-hand to give advice, guidance and support. They know exactly what it’s like to be in your shoes. So, who better to provide all the insider information required to walk through our doors and feel right at home?

Film In Colour is a society formed by Screen and Film School Brighton as safe space for students of colour to share their experiences, culture and build friendships in an environment where they felt isolated.

Any questions?

For any questions relating to student support or if you’d like more information on how to apply to Screen and Film School, please contact our Admissions Team on 01273 602070 or email [email protected].

 

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