Our focus is supporting you
Here at Pearson College London, you’ll get all the academic and pastoral support you need to succeed on your degree and have a great student experience. We’ll do everything we can to make your day-to-day life as easy as possible, so you can really concentrate on your studies, and there’ll always be somewhere to turn if you want help or guidance.
Help to find your feet
Studying towards a degree is a big step but don’t worry, we’ll make sure you feel at home, right from the moment you arrive. Some of our students know London well, but we realise this isn’t the case for everyone, so we’ll help you settle in and make the most of every opportunity.
A great start
It all begins with your Induction, which will take place at the start of your degree. The induction includes a full programme of events, including drinks and dinner, so you can get to know your fellow students and the people that will be teaching and supporting you.
Our current students will also be on hand, to share their experiences of studying here and living in London, together with some top tips, from great nights out, to all the student-led activities you can get involved with.
Peer Buddying Scheme
Best of all, we have a peer buddying scheme, which means a student from the year above will be there to mentor you throughout your first year. Giving you someone to talk to who’s been there before.
We monitor attendance very closely, as it’s vital to your success. We also want to make sure we’re there to help, if you have any problems. So we’ll be in touch if you’ve been absent, and if you miss more than a couple of classes, we’ll ask to meet and talk things through.
Your personal tutor
You’ll have your own personal tutor and meet with them regularly for pastoral support, and to discuss your progress each team. One of these meetings will be an appraisal, just like you’d have in the workplace. You’ll also have an academic review, where you’ll get the chance to talk about how you’re doing in detail.
Our open door policy
You don’t have to wait for a formal meeting though. We have an open door policy, which means you can ask to talk to your personal tutor, programme leader or a senior member of our Academic Team at any time. Just ask!
Your company-based mentor
In your second year, you’ll have a company-based mentor for help and support, as well as your personal tutor. There’ll be there to guide you from a professional point of view and help you develop the skills and attitudes you’ll need for your career. Best of all, we’ll match you with the most appropriate mentor available, so you can really benefit from the experience.
Help to cope in unexpected situations
We have a number of initiatives to help you cope with day-to-day life, so you’re free to concentrate on your studies. For example, if you need unexpected and immediate financial support for a particular reason, we have an initiative to help.
Do you have a disability or additional learning need?
We can put the support or special requirements you need in place, but please tell us as soon as possible if you’ll need any extra help, so we can get things sorted out for you.
Health and wellbeing
To help you stay fit and active, our Students’ Association organise sports clubs and societies and you can also join groups and clubs at the University of London. We’ve teamed up with Virgin Active on the Strand too, to give you discounted membership to their club.
Your health and wellbeing is really important to us. To help you stay fit and active, our Students’ Association organise sports clubs and societies, including our very own football team, PCSA FC, open to players of all levels. They also run an annual ski trip to Val Thorens, called Snow Business, if you fancy hitting the slopes. Best of all, they can even help you start your own club or society, whatever you fancy doing.
Exclusive opportunities for Pearson College London students
You’ll also find lots of sporting activities locally, and as a Pearson College London student, you can join groups and clubs at the University of London too. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Virgin Active on the Strand, to offer you discounted membership to their club. They have a gym, all kinds of fitness classes including boxing, yoga, circuits and zumba, together with a swimming pool and spa.
Helping you stay happy, as well as fit and active
As well as sports clubs and societies, our Students’ Association organises a whole range of other events and activities, so you’re sure to find something to suit you. Joining a society is a great way to take care of your mental and emotional wellbeing, by meeting like-minded people, challenging yourself to something new, making friends and having fun. For example, our student societies include Grub Club, perfect for foodies and your ticket to London’s secret culinary bargains; Raise and Give (RAG), our charity fundraising society; and Pearson Poker, ideal for everyone from beginners to experts.
There is onsite First Aid support at 80 Strand and you’re welcome to speak to anyone in the Pearson College London team if there’s anything you’d like advice on. We’ll always do all we can to help you.
Nethmi WeerakoonBSc (Hons) Business and Enterprise student
It's been a brilliant experience organising events and developing these societies for PCSA. I know that as the college grows, so will the number and type of societies, giving students an even broader selection to choose from!