Blog — 29th June 2020
Learning Support at NTC
Are you thinking about studying with us and wondering if you can succeed? Do you want to learn more about God, the bible and Christianity, but the idea of writing a 10,000-word dissertation brings you out in a cold sweat? Perhaps you struggle to stay organised or to sit down and concentrate on a task without checking Facebook every 3 minutes.
You are not alone!
This is exactly how I felt when starting my degree, and how lots of students feel each year. Whether you’re doing Theology, Practical Theology or Youth and Community, studying with Nazarene Theological College isn’t just about acquiring more information, it’s about developing new skills. The aim isn’t just to come out with a certificate but to be transformed by the renewing of your mind, and be equipped for life and ministry. We are here to support you through that process, whatever your background.
Our Learning Support team is here to deliver study skills sessions, signpost you to study skills resources, and offer peer support with your assignments. We’re living in unusual times so much of this is now available online, including weekly drop-in sessions on Zoom, regular email updates, one-to-one meetings with a member of the Learning support team (by video call, phone call or instant messaging) and links to online resources.
Disabilities and Specific Learning Needs
If you have a disability or a condition that affects your ability to study, you are so welcome at NTC! Our Learning Support team is here to help you get the extra support you need to thrive.
There are two types of support for students with disabilities and specific learning needs: a College Support Plan and the Disabled Students’ Allowance.
A College Support Plan is different for each individual, but it might include arranging for lecture notes to be made available in advance, lecturers being aware of your specific needs, and changes agreed for any examination arrangements. The Learning Support Coordinator can also help with your application for DSAs and meet with you throughout your studies to ensure you are receiving enough support.
Disabled Students’ Allowances help you to meet the extra study costs incurred due to your disability. For example, it might help pay for a laptop with specialist software, coloured paper and a printing allowance, or pay for a study skills coach. Most UK students are eligible to apply for DSA. There is information on eligibility criteria and the evidence you’ll need to support your application on the DSA website.
Want to know more?
If you would like more information about how we can support you, you’re welcome to get in touch with the Learning Support Coordinator.
07753 363 305