Student Life

At Capital City College Group, we believe in enriching our students’ lives, both on and off the course. We want you to develop the broader range of skills and qualities employers’ look for, including communication, teamwork and problem-solving, as well as having a great time.

YOUR VOICE

We listen to and act on the views of our students. You are at the heart of what we do and we value your opinions. Every programme has an elected student representative and we regularly ask for students’ opinions through surveys, meetings with senior staff and college committees.  

SUPPORT FOR LEARNING

Everyone is different, and when it comes to getting the most out of your studies, our teaching teams are committed to helping you achieve your potential. From regular one-to-ones and group tutorials to additional support for students with disabilities, mental health or learning difficulties, we’re here to help.

As a student of ours, you’ll have access to:

IT Facilities

  • PCs and Apple Macs complete with up-to-date software packages
  • Laptops, iPads and other mobile devices
  • Free WiFi and your own email account
  • An online Virtual Learning Environment, enabling you to access course materials and assignments online – even when you’re not at College 

Learning Centres and Libraries

  • Books, journals and e-books
  • Photocopying, printing and scanning facilities – with your own quota of free printing
  • iPads and audiovisual equipment
  • Careers guidance materials

Induction workshops will help you make the most of the services available, and our staff are always on hand if you need any help. Our student intranets also provide lots of information and support.

If you’re studying a course awarded by one of our partner universities, you may have access to a range of their facilities and resources too.

Canteens

Our colleges have onsite canteens and cafes, serving a daily menu that includes healthy options. Canteen meals are great value for money and provide a great opportunity to relax with friends between lectures. The Mary Rimington Café, at City and Islington’s Finsbury Park Centre, is a training café run by students with learning disabilities, and at Westminster Kingsway’s Victoria Centre, the food is exceptional, made by culinary arts students.

SUPPORT FOR LIFE

Our advisers and counsellors are here to provide impartial advice and support on practical issues such as accommodation, immigration, mental health and child care. We can advise on financial support and also provide information and guidance on careers, from finding employment to interview preparation. We have nurseries located at some of our centres, which offer places to students’ children.

 

JOIN IN WITH COLLEGE LIFE

Whatever your interests, there’s a lot going on at all of our colleges. So get involved, have some fun, learn new skills or do some good for others. Here is a taste of what goes on.

Clubs and societies: Get to know your fellow students through a range of student-run activities. Join the Students’ Association, the National Students’ Union and college clubs and societies – from football to Zumba! Why not join one of our sports teams and represent your college locally? At CONEL’s Enfield centre, there are great sports facilities available to students, including floodlit 3G football pitch, fitness suite and physiotherapy. 

Current affairs: Learn about and debate important topics with visiting experts, from human rights to genetics. 

Supporting others: Develop your teamwork skills and help others by becoming a student ambassador, study buddy or peer mentor, or by getting involved in campaigns such as Stand Up to Racism. Take part in volunteering and fundraising for local charities and organisations.

Celebrate together: Join us to recognise and celebrate a range of College and public events, including our own Graduation ceremonies, Black History Month, International Women’s Day, Adult Learners’ Week and LGBT Month.

Being at college has given me focus and self-belief that I can achieve anything.

Camilla

BA (Hons) Culinary Arts and Business Management, Westminster Kingsway College