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The Students’ Union is a voluntary body run by students for students and is available to help you if you have a problem either in college or outside.

On enrolment, you automatically become a member of the Students’ Union (unless you decide to opt out) and become entitled to all the benefits associated with it. In this respect, you can purchase the NUS Extra Card, stand for election as a Students’ Union Officer, participate in trips and events run by the Students’ Union etc.


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For Course Reps    

Student Representative Council Meetings Week Commencing 16th October 2017

Venue and rooms to be confirmed

For students and staff

Charity Race Night - Thursday 1st February 2018 (in aid of Claire House Children's Hospice)

The Birches Restaurant, Conway Park Campus

Tickets £15.00

London Trip - Friday 20th April 2018

Leave Birkenhead at 6am, leave London at 6pm

£25.00 (can be paid in five instalments)

Charity Gala Dinner - Thursday 7th June 2018 (in aid of Claire House Children's Hospice)

The Birches Restaurant, Conway Park Campus

Tickets: tbc

Freshers' Fair

The Students' Union held it's annual Freshers' Fair on Wednesday 13th September at Wirral Waters Campus. The event was extremely busy and a huge success. There were numerous freebies available for students and lots of organisations offering advice and assistance.

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We would like to thank all the external and internal agencies who attended for their continuing support and in making the event a success.

CHARITY VOTE

The college charity vote has closed and with 37% of the vote, Claire House has been elected this year's charity.

The Students' Union will be contacting Claire House soon to let them know that they are our chosen charity, and also to see if there are any other volunteering opportunties our students can get involved in, So, watch this space for further updates.

For all students

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Friday 20th October 2017

Tickets £15 (Wirral Met students only)


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The Students’ Union has dedicated officers elected by the students who oversee the running of the Union.

This year’s Executive Students’ Union Committeewill be in place by 20th October 2017--- until then you can contact the following people for information about SU activities;

Students’ Union Administrator (staff) - Wendy Gould

           SU Volunteer - Kathy Wylde

Students’ Union Adviser (staff) - Jill Collins

All officers and staff can be contacted through the Students’ Union Office at Conway Park Campus on 551 7197 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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The Students’ Union has an ‘open door’ policy and students are welcome to call in whenever the office is open for a general chat or to discuss a specific problem. Whilst we can’t promise to solve every issue we will do our best to signpost you to the people who can.

Very occasionally, students will find themselves in need of help with a disciplinary issue and we have a dedicated Officer who will support you through the process. If youwould like their assistance please contact the Students' Union.

The Students’ Union works closely with members of the college staff to organise and facilitate the ‘Student Voice’. The Union helps to recruit course representatives and organises training events and meetings which reps attend and put forward their views and opinions on behalf of the other students in their groups.

The Course Representatives play an important role within the college, not only are they the sovereign body of the Students’ Union, but they speak on behalf of their fellow students at the Student Representative Council meetings, which is a two way flow of information. They tell the college what they are doing well and not so well. The college staff representatives listen to all comments and, where possible, act upon those comments. Any actions taken or reasons why actions cannot be implemented are fed back through their personal tutors. The Students’ Union give them information about activities and events that have been organised by the Union.


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The Students’ Union not only represents their students internally, but also at local and national levels.

Students’ Union Officers attend NUS Conferences, lobbying the government and your MPs with NUS against tuition/top-up fees and other issues.


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Students’ Union Office Ground Floor Conway Park Campus 10 Europa Boulevard Birkenhead CH41 4NT

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Telephone 0151 551 7197 (office) / 07927 833639/07933 691038 (mobile)

 

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  • See which courses lead to your dream career
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Our students develop their skills and experience in a range of realistic working environments, delivering quality services to real customers. View some of these environments below.


The Hair & Beauty Academy you will work in is a full service Hair and Beauty and Sports Therapy Salon offering everything customers need to look and feel great, with affordable prices!

Based at our Conway Park Campus, The Hair & Beauty Academy allows students to deliver real Hairdressing, Beauty and Sports Therapy treatments. Students will provide a full range of most professional and up-to-date treatments available in the industry.

Students are fully supervised by fully qualified staff and offer the finest quality in treatments such as Perms, Leg Waxes, Manicures, Make-up lessons and Facials. More recently complementary therapy treatments such as ‘Massages with Hot Stones and Reflexolog


Working within The Birches Restaurant, our students will freshly prepare meals. Also on site is a fully licensed bar serving speciality coffees. The restaurant also caters for private functions, whether for birthday parties, anniversary meals or corporate events.

We want you to enjoy your time at college and we are here to help.  If you need support, just let us know!

We have a team of over 60 highly trained and qualified staff, including Specialist Tutors, Communication Support Workers and Learning Support Assistants.

We work with students in every subject area, and at every level from Entry Level to Higher Education.

Pastoral support Mentors support you with

  • Personal issues
  • Problems relating to finance
  • Childcare
  • Accommodation
  • Family issues
  • Time management
  • Study support to help you keep up with your work

Additional Learning Support (ALS)

The students we work with have a wide range of needs, including:

  • Dyslexia/Dyspraxia
  • ADHD, ADD
  • Moderate/Complex Learning Difficulties
  • Mental Health and Well Being
  • Autism Spectrum, Asperger's Syndrome
  • Blind or Partially Sighted
  • Physical Difficulties
  • D/deaf or Hard of Hearing 

You will receive a confidential assessment from a qualified, specialist tutor. They can assess your needs, and work with you to decide what kind of support will help you. This may simply be the loan of some specialist equipment or software. It may be some additional teaching, or perhaps one-to-one support in the classroom or around the college.

Some students only need a small amount of support to help them get on track. Others require longer term support to help them reach their full potential.

Wirral Met College is fully accessible.  For details, visit Disabled Go Accessibility Information.

Counselling

By having access to this service, students who may otherwise have felt unable to carry on with their education can continue and succeed. Our qualified counsellors support students with a variety of challenges including:

  • Family problems or relationship difficulties
  • Major life changes, unplanned pregnancy
  • Pressures related to course/exams
  • Stress, anxiety, depression
  • Loss and bereavement 

To find out more, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call the Additional Learning Support team direct on 0151 551 7435.

How much will it cost?

Aged 19+

Course fees

Fees are payable in full for any college term where you have attended one or more sessions. Course fees at Wirral Met College include tuition and examination fees, unless otherwise stated.

You may not have to pay course fees if you are claiming certain benefits or you are studying your first full level 2 course, or if you are aged 19-23, your first full level 3 course (conditions apply).
Please see our  fees and discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

Are you an overseas student? 

Please contact our International Office for information on fees - call 0151 551 7777, or visit wmc.ac.uk/international.

Fee payment options

You can pay for your fees by credit or debit card, cheque or cash.
If you are paying your own fees and you are not getting financial assistance such as the Advanced Learner Loan, payment options are as follows:

· Pay total fee at enrolment;

· Make initial payment at enrolment, and then pay the balance within two weeks;

· Make initial payment at enrolment, then pay remaining balance by direct debit instalments. (Failure to meet a direct debit instalment will result in the full balance of fees becoming due immediately);

Instalment payments are as follows: 

CourseDuration (weeks)

Initial payment

Number of instalments

      1-10

Fees Payable in full at enrolment

Fees Payable in full at enrolment

11-16

£80

3 instalments

17-23

£80

4 instalments

24 or more

£80

6 instalments

Students whose fees are sponsored by employers, agents, local authorities or other organisations must provide written evidence of this at enrolment. A letter must contain contact details of who will pay the fees, and the address to which the invoice should be sent. In the absence of this evidence, the enrolling student will be kiable for fees. When an employer or other agency agrees to pay these fees, they become liable for them in full. 

Financial support - loans & support funds 

You may be entitled to financial help from college towards payment of fees, travel costs, childcare, residential fees or equipment required for your course (conditions apply).

19+ Learner Support Fund 

19+ Learner Support Fund provides help from the college towards payment travel costs, childcare, residential fees or equipment required for your course (conditions apply). Speak to the Student Services team for details – 0151 551 7777.

20+ Childcare Support 
Click here for information on applying for the 20+Childcare Support Fund.

Don't forget, you can seek impartial money advice from The Money Advice Service.

Higher Education (HE Courses)

For Higher Education (HE) courses, student loans are available to most students undertaking a full-time degree, foundation degree, HND/HNC, PGCE or Certificate in Education programme.

For more information download our fees and discounts leaflet or call 0151 551 7777.


Advanced Learner Loans

Advanced Learner Loans give students aged 19+ in further education, studying eligible level 3-6 courses, access to financial support for tuition costs from the Student Loans Company.

Loan repayments apply once you have completed your course and earn over £21,000.  Before applying, you will need to check the course you are applying for is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.  You will receive a Learning and Funding Information letter from us when you are offered a place on the course.

It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there are no credit checks. For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans/further-information

Here are some of the key facts about the loan:

  • Repayments are linked to what you earn and not how much you borrowed.
  • You only have to start making repayments when you’ve finished your course and you’re earning over £21,000 a year (which is £404 a week or £1,750 a month). Until then you don’t need to pay back anything, but you can make voluntary repayments at any time.
  • You pay 9% of the money you earn over £21,000, before tax. For example, if you earn £22,000 a year, your monthly repayment will be £7 a month; and if you earn £35,000 a year, it will be £105 per month.
  • Interest is charged on a sliding scale between the Retail Price Index (RPI) and RPI +3%, depending on how much you earn.

For further information, contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or visit the National Careers Service website.

Are you studying on an Access to Higher Education course at Wirral Met College?

If you successfully complete your Access to Higher Education programme at Wirral Met College and subsequently progress on to and successfully complete a HNC/D, Foundation Degree or Degree course, currently, your Advanced Learner Loan fees on the Access programme will be waived. You will still have to pay for the HNC/D, Foundation Degree or Degree course fees.

What could my repayments be?

With the Advanced Learner Loan, repayments are linked to what you earn, not what you borrow. This tool will help you find out what your repayments would be based on what you expect to earn when you’ve finished your course.

Find Out More Using The Repayment Calendar

Quick Guide On Repayments

Quick Guide On How To Apply

Don't Forget! You can seek impartial money advice from The Money Advice Service.

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