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Student Support

Our aim:

To provide an outstanding service, effecting positive change through learner enhancement, achievement and progression in an all-inclusive environment.

Achieving Lasting Change in the Life of Learners.

Belfast Met is committed to excellence in every way; at the forefront of this is looking after the best interests of our students. We want you to gain not only an excellent education but an excellent educational experience. 

Our Student Support team and range of services are vital elements of College life. They are there to support you at every stage of your time at Belfast Met. This exceptional support has been designed to ensure our students have an enjoyable, rewarding learning experience.

Belfast Met student support covers all aspects of College life: Careers and Employability Service, Student Funding Advice and Guidance Service, Student Wellbeing, Inclusive Learning Service, Student Counselling Service, and our vibrant Students Union.

All of these services are available to all of the students at Belfast Met and we actively encourage you to make use of them.


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Student Support

Our Student Support team and range of services are vital elements of College life. They are there to support you at every stage of your time at Belfast Met. This exceptional support has been designed to ensure our students have an enjoyable, rewarding learning experience.

Belfast Met student support covers all aspects of College life: Careers and Employability Service, Student Funding Advice and Guidance Service, Student Wellbeing, Inclusive Learning Service, Student Counselling Service, and our vibrant Students Union.

All of these services are available to all of the students at Belfast Met and we actively encourage you to make use of them.

Student Support
and Student Services

Nuala Boyle, Head of Student Services outlines the College’s student support services. Discover our award-winning student support team and services that enable our students to reach their full potential. Our student support services offer individually tailored support for our students, as well as providing pre-entry advice and guidance. You will also hear from our Student’s Union President Gabrielle Reilly who gives a personal insight into the student experience at the College. You’ll learn more about our Student Wellbeing, Inclusive Learning and Student Funding support services, and how you can get support with your application to the College.

Got a question? Email studentportal@belfastmet.ac.uk

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Careers & Employability

Belfast Met’s Careers and Employability Service offers support to help you to make important decisions about your education, your training and your career development.

You may want help to identify the course that is right for you, to develop your career ideas or to progress to a job or a higher course of study.

Whatever your goal, we offer a professional, impartial and confidential careers education, information, advice and guidance service to help you to make effective career decisions to take your next step.

Learn more about Careers & Employability

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Students' Union

There are spaces for Belfast Met students to use as a somewhere to catch up with friends or relax between classes and studying. Have you found the Students' Union on your campus?

Millfield: MF-B1-L2-R14B      Castlereagh: CC-B5(next to canteen)

Titanic Quarter: TQ-01-038   e3/Springvale: e3 Basement

These spaces can also be booked if you wish to hold an event. We ask that everyone using these areas is respectful to those around them and leaves the space as they would wish to find it.

Learn more about the Students' Union

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Student Funding

Student Funding provides advice and guidance to students on funding opportunities available in support of their studies. We aim to inform students about the range of financial assistance available, the relevant criteria and how these funds can be accessed. Our service is available to provide one-to-one advice and guidance sessions on student finance, advise with student finance applications and accept applications for the Learner Support fund and Care to Learn Scheme.

Learn more about Student Funding

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Student Handbook & Met Passport

The Student Handbook will give you valuable information for your time at College such as student services, term dates, staying safe, student life, IT support, campus services and much more.

The Met Passport provides you with some essential information about study and life at Belfast Met. Please read this guide carefully to make sure you understand some of our policies and processes which may affect you as a student at the College

Download Student Handbook

Download Met Passport

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Student Wellbeing

Our purpose is to create an inclusive environment that supports and empowers students. We aim to do this through timely and accessible information. Providing guidance and access to services which will enable you to understand and proactively manage your wellbeing and mental health. We put on emphasis on not just preventing problems and/or seeking help, but promoting positive wellbeing.

Our approach is friendly, confidential and student empowerment focused.

Learn more about Student Wellbeing

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Inclusive Learning

At Belfast Met we welcome and encourage applications from students who have a disability, learning difficulty or long term medical condition. We are committed to ensuring that you have an equal opportunity to gain the maximum benefit from your experience here at the College. We are a dedicated, professional team who operate on all College Campuses. We have a range of specialist services that we can offer while you are in College. 

Learn more about Inclusive Learning

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Student Counselling

Belfast Met provides a student counselling service for people with personal problems, great or small. The service is professional, confidential and free to the student. Belfast Met works in partnership with Inspire Counselling to provide a comprehensive Counselling service for all Belfast Met students.

The 24 hour free phone number (0808 800 0032) is a dedicated number for the sole use of Belfast Met students. Student counselling allows you to talk and begin to explore issues that are causing you difficulties, they may be related to below, or it might be something totally different. Whatever it is that you are going through you can be assured of a sensitive and practical approach.

Please be brave enough to ask for help and support.

FREE Phone: O808 800 0032
Or email during office hours at: support@inspirewellbeing.org

Inspire & Belfast Met - Supporting You - Download Leaflet 

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Safeguarding

Every day a student at risk will experience some kind of harm, abuse, ill-treatment or neglect. Safeguarding is about helping students to keep themselves safe and to prevent harm from happening in the first place.

Safeguarding is also about responding to concerns about alleged and suspected harm and putting in place plans to help and protect those who cannot protect themselves. Everybody has the right to live their lives free from violence and abuse.