At South Lanarkshire College we recognise the importance and value of all the training and experience accrued during military service and look forward to working with Veterans and Service Leavers in their college journey. We will work with you to provide essential and relevant careers information, as well as advice and guidance to allow you to make informed decisions about your education and future careers prospects.
You can self-refer as a Veteran or Service Leaver by signing in to your Student Portal and clicking on the ‘Veteran’ button. This will generate a message to our Student Services team, letting them know that you are a Veteran and they will contact you to offer any support you may require. Alternatively, visit the Advice Centre for further information and to speak to a member of the Student Services team or email Student.Support@slc.ac.uk directly.
The type of support that will be made available to you includes 1:1 support from your named staff contact before, during and after your time at college. They will discuss course options and give advice and support when completing forms such as funding applications, childcare, discretionary, travel and accommodation costs. During your time at college they will advise you on how to access additional health and wellbeing support services available within the College, such as the Student Counselling service, pastoral support team and mindfulness classes. They will liaise with internal and external partners on your behalf, if requested, to ensure you are fully supported during your course. Upon completion of your chosen qualification they can offer support on the next steps to take after college.
Armed Forces Covenant
The College signed the Armed Forces Covenant on 27th November 2019. The covenant was established to ensure support is available to members of the armed forces community in relation to education, as well as housing, career prospects, healthcare and financial assistance, in addition to many other services. Further information can be found by following the link below: https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/
By signing the Armed Forces Covenant, we, the College, demonstrate our commitment to ensuring that those who serve, or have served in the Armed Forces and their families, are treated fairly. To support veterans and their families, we’ve introduced a number of strategies including, for example, providing one-to-one, tailored guidance and support with a named Guidance and Support Advisor for veterans and their families; building a designated web page for veterans and their families on our website and including specific, detailed information for veterans in our Guide to Applicants and Student Handbook.
Our signed Covenant is here:
Strategy for Our Veterans – Government Policy Paper
Created in November 2018, this policy paper recognises the contribution that members of the Armed Forces make to society and looks to review the delivery of public services to Veterans throughout the UK.