Student Services

Student Services is located in the new Student Centre in the Marie Therese building and is open from 8:00am until 4:30pm during term time.

Student Services is the first point of contact for any day to day student queries. Reasons for students to come to student services could be:

Swipe Cards

  • To swipe manually when they have forgotten their swipe card
  • To respond to swipe messages
  • To purchase a new swipe card/lanyard
  • To collect their swipe card when it has been confiscated by security.

Attendance

  • To have late arrivals to College approved
  • To bring an absent letter
  • To obtain a purple slip when they feel unwell and need to leave college
  • Students querying their attendance as they have viewed it on-line.

Money

  • To make a payment for a college trip book or equipment
  • To borrow money when they have lost purses/wallets.

Timetable

  • To ask if staff are off timetable and find out where they are
  • To check if lessons are cancelled.

Miscellaneous

  • Injuries and a first aider
  • UCAS queries
  • To ask about lost property
  • To return reply slip acknowledgements for letters posted home
  • To obtain a travel variance voucher
  • To ask about Discretionary Funding and apply for this form of support
  • If they are upset and need directing to the relevant person
  • To leave personal belongings during the exam period
  • To meet with outside agencies
  • Full-time student letters regarding Council Tax exemption/ Home Office
  • To collect GCSE result slips
  • Past students collect their A Level certificates.

Bursary Fund/Free Meals

The 16 - 19  Bursary Fund provides financial help for young people aged 16 - 19  who face barriers to staying in education.  It is available to all 16 - 19 year olds studying in school/academy/sixth form, college and training providers in England.  There are two types of bursary available:-

  • bursaries of £1,200 per year for the most vulnerable young people and
  • discretionary bursaries based on individual need.

For more information on bursaries and free school meals and an application form please see the PDFs below.

For further information contact

Holy Cross College
Manchester Road, Bury
Greater Manchester BL9 9BB
Tel: 0161 762 4500
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