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Student Welfare

We're here to help you every step of the way and whatever you need help with, you can drop in and talk in confidence to our Student Welfare and Advice team.


The Senior Welfare Officer is located on the second floor in Student Service. It is open from 8:30am to 4.30 Monday to Thursday and 8:30am to 4:00pm on Friday.

Welfare advisers operate both an appointment system, where you can book in to see an adviser and a drop-in service. 

Student Welfare and Advice

We have a dedicated team of advisers on hand to guide you through any problems you may be facing that are non-academic.

Please come to see staff in Student Welfare for support with:-

  • Personal Issues
  • Health Issues
  • Sexual Health Issues
  • Drugs and Alcohol support
  • Advocacy
  • Relationships
  • Counselling
  • Benefit advice
  • Money Advice
  • Any safeguarding issues
  • Access to free sanitary products
  • Access to free contraception is available
  • Food Banks -if you do not have enough food at home or are worrying about the amount you have. please see the Student Welfare reception team and enquire about a food parcel.

Welfare Team

The Welfare team consists of a Senior Welfare Officer, Chaplain and Counsellor.

Information for Children in Care and Care Leavers

Click below to view the services and support provided at Abbeygate Sixth Form College for Children in Care and Care Leavers.

Information for Children in Care and Care Leavers

Transport Information

The Student Welfare team can assist with travel information on buses and trains as well as fares. Please contact us or view our transportation page for more information.

You can apply for the Eye bus route, Soham bus route and Haverhill bus route bus passes.

View and apply for the Eye, Soham and Haverhill bus routes


Needing support with travel or other costs? See your Personal Support Tutor in Student Services or click below to find out more about how to apply for the bursary.

Find out more about the bursary

Counselling Team

We have several friendly counsellors who are trained to support you. Students are booked in for 8 sessions and each session last 50 minutes. Referral is via the Senior Welfare Officer. Counselling sessions are free and provide a safe space for you to explore your feelings.