How We Support You

Our students are at the heart of everything we do at Hopwood Hall. Your wellbeing and success are of paramount importance to us.

How we help you to feel safe and supported:

At Hopwood Hall we put your wellbeing and safety first. Read more about how our dedicated Pastoral, Welfare and Safeguarding Team do this on our Safeguarding & Welfare page. The team are here to keep you safe and ensure that you have the very best experience and really get the most out of your time at college. It’s their job to make sure you are kept safe from abuse or neglect or harm of any sort.

The team supports your progress, performance and personal development. They will help you to make the most of your time at college by giving you support, guidance and lots of encouragement along the way on anything that may be concerning you or affecting your learning or personal life. Just remember that no question is too small and no problem too big, confidential advice and support is what they do best. Learners can access the Hub any time at either campus and speak to a member of the team.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

We support you around the clock at Hopwood Hall to ensure that you get the support you need to maintain your mental health and wellbeing.

Support is always available to ensure that you maintain your health and wellbeing throughout your studies. Your physical and emotional wellbeing are our priority.

We understand that maintaining the best mental and physical wellbeing is so very important throughout your study journey and beyond. That’s why we are constantly developing resources, investing in staff training and delivering activities to give you the very best opportunities to stay well. You can read more about how we do this on our Mental Health & Wellbeing page.

Enrichment & Engagement Activities

We offer a wide range of enrichment opportunities to help learners make positive lifestyle choices, develop a healthy work-life balance and to increase their social circle where they can access peer support. Read more about the range of enrichment activities at our Student Experience Hub.

How we help you to develop and progress:

Your Progress Tutor – Whilst studying at Hopwood Hall College you’ll have regular Progress Tutorials delivered by your dedicated Progress Tutor (PT). Your PT will be the linchpin between your studies and the wider college support network. Each week your PT will deliver a Progress Tutorial and will facilitate 1-to-1 progress review sessions to ensure your progress and keep you on track for success.

They will motivate and support you and help you to develop your personal, social, academic and employability skills. Your PT will help to guide you through your choices and options for the future too, helping to bring out the best in you throughout your Hopwood Hall journey.

The PACE programme:

You will complete a programme the PACE programme to support your learning and development.

Preparing you for life in modern Britain, to be responsible and active citizens, developing your resilience, and confidence, promoting physical and mental wellbeing and teaching you how to keep safe.

PROGRESS – Holistic development to help you to achieve your learning goals

ACHIEVEMENT – Preparation for life, work and further study

CAREERS – Exploring further opportunities and developing yourself for learning, life and work

EMPLOYABILITY – Developing your skills, understanding and personal attributes which support opportunities to be successful in the workplace

iLearn Centres – Your study support hub

The iLearn Centres at each campus of Hopwood Hall College offer quiet and comfortable places to study as well as support with technology. At College, there is a lot more emphasis than at school on independent study, and our iLearn Centres give you the space, flexibility and equipment you need to continue your learning outside of the classroom.

There is a wide range of resources available including books, magazines and digital resources, computers, study tables for group work and a silent study zone to promote both shared and individual learning.

The iLearn team are always ready to help you with all types of enquiries, such as how to access the different resources available, help finding material for your assignments and 1-2-1 study help with referencing and other academic skills needed for you to successfully complete your studies. The iLearn Centres are dedicated spaces where you can access guidance and support with completing your work.

What can the team help you with?

  • Our iLearn team are on hand to help you access itsLearning, to help with changing passwords and internet access – plus much more.
  • Finding relevant and reliable information to support your study
  • Helping you to make good use of itsLearning and Hopwood Life (our College student life app).
  • Accessing e-resources and e-books.
  • Using the computers.

FREE Gym Access

As a healthy workplace, we recognise the importance of maintaining a healthy body and mind. That’s why we offer free access to our on-site gym and fitness classes for learners and staff alike.

Students training in gym, Middleton

Student Cabinet

We give learners the opportunity to guide the direction of our health and wellbeing provision and activities through our student cabinet. This group meets regularly to plan and discuss activities and promotions.

Learner Voice – We listen to you

It’s your college, your voice is important to us.

When it comes to Learner Voice, Hopwood Hall is a place where you don’t have to be noisy for your voice to be heard. We encourage you to find your voice and have your say at every opportunity. We value your feedback and do our best to listen and respond to what you say.

Learner Voice Logo

We give you a voice through:

  • Tutorials
  • Principal’s Question Time
  • Being a Student Representative – Our group of Student Representatives actively help make the College the best place to be and represent the views of all students. Student Representatives do lots of things, from collecting learner feedback and representing learner views to running events about issues that are important to students
  • Student Surveys
  • The Learner Voice Conference
  • Learner engagement activities such as focus weeks
  • Student representation on key college forums e.g. Equality & Diversity Group, Sustainability Group
  • Representation on local and national Learner Voice panels
  • Being elected as a Student Governor

Join our Student Representatives

Our Student Representatives are a group of learners from each curriculum area across both campuses that are selected to work within the College with senior managers and with external agencies in the community. Each Student Representative has specific responsibilities for an area within the College.

Their main role is to represent the voice of students and to provide a support mechanism for other learners. Our Student Representatives are here for you and work to help improve the College for all future students.

“We think Hopwood Hall College is a great place to study, develop and get involved in really exciting projects and activities throughout the year. We hope that you will enjoy your experience here as much as we do!”

Josh, Student Rep.

Free healthy breakfast

We understand that a healthy breakfast can set you up for a successful day of study and so we offer a free breakfast for all students served from 8am, tuck into porridge, toast and preserves to help you start your day.

Middleton Campus
Rochdale Road, Middleton
Manchester, M24 6XH
0161 643 7560
Rochdale Campus
St. Mary’s Gate
Rochdale, OL12 6RY
01706 345 346