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Life on Campus

At Leeds City College, it’s not just about studying. There’s plenty of opportunities and events to get stuck into. Join a society, get involved in our student trips, share your thoughts, gain support and advice and attend our exciting events. We have lots of enrichment activities and teams dedicated to ensuring that you have the best college experience.

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Support and advice

Our student-focused team is dedicated to ensuring that you have the best college experience possible so we’re always available to provide support and advice. Whether you’re worried about your wellbeing or would like more information on funding, we’re here for you.

Examples of the support that we offer include financial, mental health, confidential sexual health, safeguarding, careers, progression, enrichment, work experience and more. Why not drop in to your nearest Student Life office on campus?


At college, you will have tutorial sessions that cover Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) themes. These tutorials are differentiated and reflective and aim to prepare you for active citizenship.

Our tutorials regularly explore different topics allowing you to become more open minded and educated on different areas of PSHE. Tutorials encourage you to start discussions and share your thoughts in a safe and collaborative environment.

Extra help and support

It’s ok to need some extra support… We’re here to help.

Student funds

If you are struggling financially, we may be able to help. Alongside gaining support with travel passes, free meals and childcare, we can help you apply for the Learner Support Fund. We also offer free sanitary products to students who need them, these can discreetly be given at reception.

Please note that financial support is evaluated on a case-by-case basis and evidence may be needed to prove you meet the criteria for bursaries or certain aspects of financial support. For more information, please check our financial section or contact us.

Mental health and wellbeing

At Leeds City College we have mental health first aiders and specialist counselling and mental health officers who can offer guidance and direct you to support services. If you are worried about someone else, our safeguarding team is also on hand for support and advice. Our Oasis room can be accessed by students needing a time out. In addition, our therapy dog Jeffrey is on hand especially at times of stress such as exams.

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We are committed to ensuring that all our students and staff are kept safe and protected from harm. To achieve this, we emphasise the importance of safeguarding, Prevent duty and adherence to British values. Safeguarding covers anything that may pose a risk to the safety and wellbeing of an individual.

The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is a top priority at Leeds City College. All staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection and our dedicated safeguarding team is on hand for advice and support. In our last Ofsted inspection, safeguarding in the college was judged to be ‘effective’.

College culture, behaviour and attendance

Leeds City College provides a secure, welcoming and friendly learning environment where students feel safe, enjoy learning and can achieve their goals. We recognise that positive behaviour needs to be modelled and can be learned. Our I’m In strategy means that all staff and students have a responsibility for the inclusive culture in college.

This policy lays out our approach to open and honest relationships and communications, built on restorative approaches, with an emphasis on cooperation, cohesion, and de-escalation and mediation in resolving behavioural issues. Primarily the key premise is that behaviour is a form of communication of an emotional need (whether conscious or unconscious) to be viewed in the context of relationships rather than an internal problem.

Read our Promoting Positive Relationships and Supporting Behaviour policy here.

Our approach to attendance improvement puts student experience at the centre. We recognise that absence represents one way that a student responds to their personal experiences, in and/or outside college.

Our I’m IN Attendance and Punctuality Handbook 2020-22 outlines key information for staff including the attendance strategy and expectations, approaches to improving attendance, barriers to attendance and the processes for recording and monitoring attendance.


Take a look at our portfolio of partners.

  • National Union of Students (NUS)
  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA)
  • Leeds City Council
  • First Bus
  • Transdev
  • Arriva
  • Poverty Trust
  • Child Friendly Leeds

Our Way of Learning

We’re here to help you get the qualifications that will take you to your next steps. Below are examples of some of the help we offer and campaigns we run.

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