Student Engagement & Support

Student Voice

Student voice image for website.pngThe Recovery College welcomes you to attend our Student Voice meetings, currently held online. 

These are a great opportunity for you to be involved in shaping the future of the college and be part of its success! Exploring and developing ideas whilst connecting with fellow students. All participation is voluntary.

In our meetings we encourage students to:

  • Share feedback on current courses and ideas for new courses.
  • Practice recovery-focussed skills learned from courses in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Voluntarily contribute written articles about their Recovery College journeys as well as photography and other creative skills. These can be shared in the prospectus and our newsletters.
  • Attend our Student Voice Socials, which are held every three months. These are theme based and are an ideal way to further interact with the college and other students.

If you are interested and would like to join us at meetings and socials, then please email:

Recovery College Newsletter

news letterThe Recovery College Newsletter is published quarterly and highlights some of the key developments at the college, as well as reflections from our courses and upcoming events. Ideas for the newsletter are explored with our students in the Student Voice meeting.

Click on the tab below to view our most recent edition.


Student Support Plans

Student Support Image.pngWe recognise that becoming a student at the college may be nerve-racking. It may be the first time back in an educational setting or mixing socially with new people. For these and other reasons, our trainers offer individual student support plan meetings to discuss concerns you may have with attending our courses.  

In these safe and supportive meetings we can help you explore: 

  • What to expect from attending courses and issues around using IT
  • Things that you consider may affect your learning including physical and mental wellbeing or learning difficulties
  • What skills and strategies you feel would help, to support yourself and your learning and how the college trainers could support you with these during the courses.   

Once completed, this support plan is then sent to you and shared with our trainers so that they can action the support needs identified during the courses you attend.

If you feel that a support plan would be helpful for you at any point during your attendance at the college please contact us 

Research and Studies

RECOLLECT-Logo-Alternative-CMYK-002-268x300.jpgWe are proud to be apart of a study that is exploring the impact of Recovery Colleges across the UK.

We are encouraging recently enrolled students to take part in the two part study. You will be asked to complete a set of questionnaires at 4 time-points; once when you agree to participate in RECOLLECT, then 4, 8 and 12 months later. You will be compensated with a £15 voucher for every set of questionnaires you complete. 

If you would like to participate in study 1 or 2, you must:

  • Be aged 18 or older
  • Be using a local secondary NHS mental health service (eg., a community mental health team or assertive outreach team)
  • Have attended no more than one introductory Recovery College course   

If you are interested or you want to find out more contact and visit the website for more information RECOLLECT - Research Into Recovery

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