Wellbeing and support

Read about some of the ways we offer support to our students at Escape Studios, including health, learning and wellbeing support.

We offer a free, confidential student counselling support service to our full-time students. If you are facing any challenges or difficulties in your life that are impacting you personally or academically, you may find it helpful to make an appointment to see us. You can self-refer via MyEscape in the Student Portal or contact Student Services who can make a referral on your behalf.

We recognise that asking for help is not always an easy thing to do. You may find though, that talking to someone experienced who is separate to your family, social group and tutors can help you to figure out ways to manage the difficulties you might be facing. You can email the counselling service at counselling@escapestudios.ac.uk.

We are also an affiliated member of Nightline Association.

You’ll have your own personal tutor and meet with them regularly for pastoral support and to discuss your progress each term.

You don’t have to wait for a formal meeting to get support - we have an open-door policy, which means you can ask to talk to your personal tutor, programme leader or Student Services at any time. Just ask!

We also monitor attendance very closely, as it’s vital to your success. We want to make sure we’re there to help, if you have any problems. So, we’ll be in touch if you’ve been absent, and if you miss more than a couple of classes, we’ll arrange to meet and talk things through.

We're committed to equality of opportunity and encourage applications from as diverse range of applicants as possible. We comply with the Equality Act 2010 and the amendments to the Act.

When you're offered a place to study with us, we'll invite you to discuss any additional needs and support you may need to complete your course. Additional learning needs can arise from a range of conditions including:

  • Specific learning difficulties such as Dyslexia or Dyspraxia

  • Mental health conditions

  • Sensory or physical disabilities

  • Chronic or acute medical conditions

If appropriate, we’ll provide you with additional learning support throughout your studies. For example:

  • Providing mechanical or electronic aids

  • Modifying the way your learning materials are presented

  • Giving you alternative ways of completing learning activities

  • Providing access facilitators

Please feel free to get in touch with us to discuss your needs, even if your condition falls outside the categories above.

On our OLE you’ll discover a range of study materials to support your learning. Resources include module information, video tutorials, technical support and helpful guidance.

You’ll have full access to our online library 24/7, including thousands of ejournals and over 400,000 ebooks! The materials you’ll need for each topic are included in your online learning modules, so you’ll know exactly what’s coming up and how to prepare for each one.

If you have a disability, you may be entitled to claim Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). Make sure you do this as early as possible, as it can take some time for applications to be approved. Find out more about DSA on the government website.

Find out more about our funding and financial support.