The College's student welfare services are available to all students. Support and Guidance is available for students experiencing problems such as difficulties with coursework, problems settling in, homesickness, bullying, financial difficulties, health issues, family problems and any form of abuse.
The College makes the commitment to offer :
Someone to listen and offer advice and provide relevant information confidentially and refer students to professional counsellors if appropriate only with the student's consent
The College offers a range of useful services for current and prospective students and can assist with a wide variety of issues relating to individual needs and requirements. This includes:
The Director of Studies, who is also the Welfare Officer, is always willing to listen if any student has a problem. Alternatively the student can see the Principal. The Principal will consult with the student confidentially. The Principal can in turn put students in touch with outside agencies or counsellors to help with specific problems.
Students must be able to access information on immigration, and must be made aware of the rules and conditions of their visa.
Students are informed a month before their visa expires and the students must be given instructions regarding these terms and conditions on their induction. The College will record all students visa and passport expiry dates on the database. This system will inform us of a visa/passport expiring so we can ensure that the student
Apply for a renewal in good time.
All visa students are entitled to travel, doctors, bank, National Insurance letters etc. Information will be in the Welcome Pack. Information on the availability of medical provision in the UK is in the Welcome Pack.
Students can contact the College or the Welfare Officer at any time in the event of a student being in a crisis situation, a fight, accident etc.
The College doesn't provide accommodation but if students make a written request for assistance with finding accommodation we can help them with this as we have Connections with some local estate agents
The College will provide entertainment information of events held in the London area which are free. This information will be put up on the noticeboards outside the reception. This information will be regularly updated. More of this is stated in the extra curriculum section. We are members of the Transport for London scheme which makes it possible for students to have discounts on their travel.
General Health and Safety Policy Statement
"The School of Computing and Business Studies (SCBS) recognises and accepts its responsibility as an employer to provide a healthy and safe work environment for its employees and others (students, Contractors, visitors and the public). SCBS aims to ensure that all activities carried out on its premises or undertaken by its staff (or their agents) are managed in such a manner so as to avoid, reduce or control all foreseeable risks to health and safety of any persons who may be affected by such activities to a tolerable level".
In furtherance of the above statement and SCBS commitment to comply with all relevant health and safety legislations: Health and safety at work Act 1974 and European Union regulations and directives, SCBS policy will ensure the provision of:
The SCBS seeks to encourage employee and student participation in the maintenance of healthy and safe practices. In order to have effective health and safety systems, managers must recognise that health and safety management is an integral part role and that being part of management brings additional responsibilities.
The responsibility for Health and Safety Policy lies with the senior management of SCBS.
Senior Managers have the following responsibilities:
Security of the Premises
An electronically controlled buzzer entry system ensures that all entries into the building are monitored. All personnel who enter into the college premises sign into the Visitors Record book in Reception and sign out again when leaving. In the event of a fire/safety
Drill this record will give accurate information as to the current number of personnel in the college building who need to be accounted for.
Security monitors are used in the College to help safeguard the security of people and property. Cameras are positioned to capture views of the main entrance of the College, offices and classrooms. The live pictures are viewed from time to time by the Principal in order to detect any suspicious activity.
All head of departments and administrators must ensure that every work activity to be Undertaken has been subjected to a health and safety risk assessment prior to the Activity starting the assessment must be carried out in consultation with those who will undertake the work. A written record of the assessment identifying any significant hazards must be completed and provided to those undertaking the work.
The assessment should describe the preventative measures required to avoid, eliminate, reduce or control the risks identified to a tolerable level.
The control measures must be implemented and adequately maintained and records kept of any monitoring or maintenance of equipment undertaken. Records must be kept as long as required by the relevant statutory provision.
Risk assessments must be regularly reviewed or when any significant changes occur either to the process or the requirements for assessment.
Senior Managers, Managers & Supervisors
All senior managers' and supervisors must attend a training course on health and safety duties within 3 Months of appointment or have demonstrated prior competency in health and Safety.
Training Needs Analysis
Head of departments and Administrators have responsibility to identify the training needs of all subordinate employees. A training needs analysis should be conducted for each job and if this highlights a training requirement then appropriate training must be provided within a reasonable time scale. Specialised training is likely to be required for staff with designated health and safety duties.
All staff must receive a local induction as soon as possible after starting work and must attend/undertake the SCBS Health and Safety Induction as soon as practicable, but no later than three months of starting.
Records must be kept of all training undertaken by employees and students.
Head of departments and Administrators must inform staff of the outcome of any risk Assessments and provide other health & safety information as necessary (this includes Local inspection reports and minutes of meetings)