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Support for Students

As you apply to study a university-level course at Nescot, and while you are a student with us, you will able to access a large range of support, both in and out of the classroom.

As you apply to study at Nescot, and while you are a student with us, you will able to access a large range of support, both in and out of the classroom. This ranges from financial support to practical support, such as access to our day nursery Nestots for children aged up to five.

This page has details of the support available specifically for university-level students but you will find that all Nescot's outstanding support is available to you as well.

If at any time you can't find the information you need or if you have any questions or concerns our Admissions team will be happy to help you:

 0208 394 3038

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Financial Support and Funding

Funding Your Studies - Full-Time Students
You can apply for a student loan towards the cost of your tuition fees and living expenses. If you have another adult or child who is financially dependent on you or a disability then there are other grants that you might be able to claim too. Support available depends on your household income, residency and previous study.

Funding Your Studies - Part-Time Students
Many students study part-time with the financial support of their employer. You can apply for a student loan for your tuition fees. There are part-time maintenance loans for students studying eligible courses (not all part-time courses qualify). Support available depends on your previous study and residency.

Hardship Fund
We have a limited amount of funds available to support higher education students who are experiencing financial hardship.  Full or part time students are welcome to apply. All applications are considered on a case by case basis following national guidelines, taking into consideration the proposed need and funds available. Any student who would like to apply should complete the application form below and email the completed form and evidence to

Higher Education Hardship Form 2023/2024

Funds are usually only available to students who have taken out their full student finance package from Student Finance England.  If you are still waiting for your student finance application to be assessed please complete the form.  We may be able to offer you a short term loan until your maintenance loan comes through.


Nescot's commitment to exploring the latest technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience for our staff and students has been supported by substantial investment in technology to provide interactive whiteboards in every classroom, one Windows-equipped, open access PC for every three students, including specialist areas in the Refectory and LRC. Wireless access is available across the entire campus so students can use their own laptops and mobile devices wherever they may be in the college.

Personal Support

Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
Nescot believes in providing a supportive environment for all of our students because we want everyone to achieve their full potential. We encourage you to let us know about any support needs on your Application Form and through your personal tutor. If you have a learning difficulty and/or disabilities, we can support you and help you to succeed in your course through a range of specialist services and resources.

Students in Care and Supported Care Leavers
Specialist staff can liaise with your borough to make sure that you get all the funding and support to which you are entitled and they will work with you to make sure that everything goes smoothly while you are applying to and studying at Nescot.

Safeguarding and Wellbeing
The Safeguarding and Wellbeing Service at Nescot consists of Designated Safeguarding Leads, Student Wellbeing Mentors, Mental Health First Aiders and Personal Development Coaches. We offer a range of support in order to help you achieve your full personal and academic potential. Click here to find out more.

Medical Support
The college nurse is available to provide medical care during term time from Monday to Thursday, 9.30am - 4.30pm. Click here to find out more.


Students at Nescot are usually allocated a Tutor to support them throughout their time at the College. Tutorials are held on both an individual and group basis. The Tutor will assist with setting targets, action planning, monitoring progress and achievements, all of which are recorded on the individuals Personal Development portfolio.

Disabled Student Allowance

All Higher Education students can access Learning Support at Nescot. If you are struggling with any aspect of study on your course, at any point during your time at Nescot, you can seek help from the Learning Support Department where there is a specialist tutor ready to work with you. Perhaps you are progressing from FE or are returning to study after a break? Individual appointments can be arranged for 1:1 tutorials, study skills, academic writing or guidance through the DSA process.

Find out about eligibility for the Disabled Student Allowance here.