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Student Support

We pride ourselves on the level of support we offer our students. From course and careers advice, to tutorials, additional learning support and counseling, we’ve got it covered!


If you don't live in Guildford, or the surrounding areas, but want to study at Merrist Wood College we can help you to arrange accommodation. Where you live is a really important part of your life as a student and a good home will help you settle into student life quickly and succeed on your course. You can choose between living on site in the Halls of Residence, or locally with a family in Homestay Accommodation. For further details or to make an application, please call the Accommodation Office on Tel: 01483 88 40 93/38 or email:

Information, Advice and Guidance

The Information, Advice and Guidance Team can provide course information and advice, help you apply and advise you on materials and equipment. Tel: 01483 88 40 40 or email:

Careers Guidance

The team are here to support our students on their journey through College by helping them make informed decisions about their future education, employment and training options. We offer a welcoming, supportive and impartial service where students can explore their skills, qualities, strengths and interests and plan their future career.


All students are supported by a personal tutor who will help you in developing your academic, professional and personal skills so that you are able to do your best on your chosen course. You see your personal tutor for group tutorials and on a regular one-to-one basis when you will create targeted plans to help you to achieve your goals.

Personal Support

Student Services can help you if you are facing financial difficulties, need counselling, personal support or advice, are looking for accommodation or require travel or childcare assistance. Tel: 01483 88 40 40 or email:


Students from all faiths and cultures are welcomed by the College. Support can be offered to students to support their religion. The Retreat at Guildford College is a dedicated room for prayer and reflection.

Additional Learning Support

We are fully committed to widening participation and supporting students with learning difficulties and disabilities. Students with dyslexia, physical disabilities, sensory impairments, emotional or behavioural difficulties have access to individual support and specialist help where needed. 

If you have any additional support needs please tell us what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you reach your full potential. Tel: 01483 88 40 17.

Student Voices

The College encourages all students to participate and contribute to the life of the College. Be a Student Rep, stand for office, take part in the Student Voices Conference or email:

International Centre

Every year the International Centre helps over 1000 students from 100 different countries. We provide airport transfers and can advise you on finding accommodation, jobs, banking, insurance and health service registration. As well as courses in this prospectus there are a range of English and International Access Programmes. Tel: +44 1483 44 86 90 or Email:


01483 88 40 00

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