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Connexions

Connexions Personal Advisers are on hand to help you with any problems you are facing in or out of college. Their service is available to any 16-19 year old students, and to 16- 24 for students with a disability. They are based in the Student Guidance team.

Connexions Targeted Support
Connexions Targeted Support Personal Advisers (PAs) support you with problems that are making it difficult for you to enjoy your time at Bradford College, to attend regularly or to achieve the qualifications you are studying for.

Much of what we do is aimed at ensuring that you are safe, housed in suitable accommodation, have enough money to live on, and feel that you have a person to speak to when things worry you or when you need extra support.

Who is it for?
We can work with any student who has high support needs and is between the ages of 16-19 (up to 25 for those with Learning Difficulties or disabilities). We will help you directly or put you in touch with the best people to support you.

What can you help me with?
We are here to help with a wide range of issues, including:

  • Housing and homelessness
  • Family and relationship problems
  • Money and benefits
  • Force marriage and honour abuse
  • Self-harm, bullying and self-esteem­
  • Bereavement and young carers
  • Health, sexual health, contraception and pregnancy
  • Drug and alcohol misuse
  • Your rights

Or anything else that is affecting your life and your ability to attend at Bradford College…

Is it confidential?
The conversations you have with your Connexions PA are confidential. However, if your Personal Adviser thinks that you, or someone else, is at risk of serious harm, we may need to speak to another person. We will make every effort to discuss this with you first.

How do I get in touch?
Your targeted Support Connexions PAs at Bradford College are Akeel Hussain and Barry Cusack. To contact either of us you (or your tutor) can visit us in 25B Westbrook Building, call us on 01274 436460 or email us at connexions@bradfordcollege.ac.uk