Students’ welfare and happiness are of prime importance and at Mountview great emphasis is placed on pastoral care and physical health. Students are assigned a personal tutor who can advise them throughout their course and first years are teamed up with a second year “buddy” to provide support through their first terms with us. A dedicated Wellbeing Suite offers a safe space for counselling and 1-2-1 support.
Our dedicated Student Welfare Manager works alongside the personal tutors and provides support and guidance to students with disabilities, mental health difficulties and specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia and dyspraxia. Advice and support is available to both prospective and current students and reasonable adjustments are implemented in line with a student’s needs.
Students have an introductory session with the Student Welfare Manager during their induction week and have the opportunity to book a confidential appointment if needed. There are also induction sessions on personal safety, stress management, nutrition and consent.
We understand that the training at Mountview is intense and demanding. It is completely natural for students to find things challenging both physically and emotionally. The Student Welfare Manager can provide pastoral support as well as advice on external support networks.
Home students who have a disability and/or specific learning difficulty may be eligible to apply for the Disabled Students Allowance. DSA can fund support like assistive specialist software, one to one study skills tuition and mentoring, and students are guided through the application process by the Student Welfare Manager. Once a student is in receipt of DSA the Student Welfare Manager will assist in implementing any recommended reasonable adjustments.