When you join us at The Consortium you will receive a personal tutor/mentor. These members of staff focus on helping and supporting you throughout your studies. To keep things low-key they are available every day to help sort out any problems as and when they arise. You will benefit enormously from this and are able to study without any added stress.
Each site also has its own dedicated Pastoral Manager. Spending their whole day working in the heart of their Sixth Form College, they each provide a vital and valued contact point for all students who study with us.
The academic review is a regular process that is carried out across The Consortium. Every eight weeks you will receive an assessment from your subject teachers to feedback on your progress and achievement. These are measured against projected grades and are intended to help you focus and take responsibility.
At The Consortium a large proportion of students progress to their first choice university once they have completed their studies with us.
As one of our students you will be guided through the whole UCAS process. You will attend a Higher Education convention at Hull University and also get the lowdown on student finance, university life and your full options.
Our team of personal tutors/mentors help, on an individual basis, to select the right university and to complete the application process; from developing an impressive personal statement to submitting your completed online form.
Careers advice also features highly. As part of our provision, specialist advice and guidance is available at all colleges for students to access.
Information can also be found at the DirectgovLink website
16 to 19 Bursary Fund
Vulnerable Bursary Award
£1,200 (£30 per week, term-time only). Paid weekly directly into the student's bank account.
- Young people in care, including unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young care leavers
- Young people getting Income Support or Universal Credit
- Young people getting both Disability Living Allowance (or the new Personal Independence Payments) and Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit
- Legally resident, unaccompanied asylum-seeking child
Discretionary Award Tier 1
£25 per week, term-time only. Paid approximately every four weeks directly into the student's bank account.
- Been in receipt of Free School Meals in Year 11 or
- Be in receipt of Free School Meals in Year 12/13 or
- Meet the eligibility criteria for Free School Meals - have a total household income of less than £16,190
Discretionary Award Tier 2
A one off single payment to assist with specific equipment and resources, educational visits and transport etc.
- Priority will be given to students resident in a household with a total income of up to £25,000 (Student grant criteria)
In addition to the specific award criteria detailed above; the following must also be met for all:
- Be a student enrolled with us studying a minimum of 12 guided learning hours per week
- Be at least 16 years old but under 19 on 31 August 2017
- Award payments are subject to 100% attendance being achieved (see bursary fund agreement for more details)
Returning students who received regular award payments last year and who have no change in circumstances will be eligible again and will just need to complete a renewal declaration.
How to Apply
Application and renewal declaration forms are available from Mrs Fantini, Sixth Form Student Support Manager in the Sixth Form Centre. However, the Bursary may not be the same as previously paid.