Information and links for students joining in September

We have a wide range of services to support you throughout your studies at Barnet and Southgate College. Our student services help to ensure that students are engaged, enjoy learning and get the help they need to overcome any obstacles they may experience in their academic and personal lives. We help our students recognise and develop their abilities to help them succeed. #GoFurther


Careers and progression

We hope you enjoy your chosen course but if you have any queries or would like to explore other options then the Careers Advisers are here to help!

To book an appointment please call 020 3764 4403 or email

Advice and guidance on:

  • Career choices, Options after your current course,
  • Searching for jobs, apprenticeships & voluntary work,
  • CVs, application forms & interview skills, including mock interviews,
  • University choices & applications.


Learning Support

For academic support, specialist support, achieving targets and reducing barriers please contact 


Learning Coaches

Studying English or Maths? (GCSE’s or Functional Skills)
Do you feel you need extra support with English or Maths? when you study with us you gain access to our Learning Coaches who can help you with 1:1 support outside of your lesson time.

Students can book an appointment with a Learning Coach in the Learning Resources Centre (LRC) or call 020 3764 4403.


Progression Coaches

Need support with Assignments, revision, referencing or bibliography? The Progression Coaches can support you whilst you are a student with us. They provide 1:1 support outside of your lesson time. You also may see them in your classroom delivering workshops on a range of topics such as sexual health, drugs awareness etc. Pop into the LRC to speak to a coach.


Learning Resource Centre

The Learning Resource Centre is here to support you alongside your studies. The staff can help you with any queries/questions you may have. They can help you to find resources, books, with printing and photocopying. We hope that you use the LRC whilst you are studying with us and hope to see you soon.





Counselling support

Counselling is available for students. The support is free and accessible to all. If you want to arrange an appointment or need to contact us you can email us confidentially at 






Wood Street - EG43; an office by the café area.
Southgate - E28; In E Block.
Colindale - 210c; in the LRC; 2nd Floor.

You can call 0203 764 4077 to reach anyone within the team.


Welfare & Equality Advisers



Staying connected

When you are study with us it is important that you use the online programmes to aid your learning. Your teachers will be uploading work onto our online platform called iLearn and you should familiarise yourself with this when you start. You'll be able to use iLearn once you start studying with us:

Microsoft Teams is another good way to stay in contact with your teachers, tutors, staff and peers.



We would like you get as involved as possible in extra-curricular activities as possible during your time at college. Therefore, we have a variety of different Enrichment activities available for you.

Please email for your suggestions of any clubs, activities or societies you would to like to be involved in! For example- debate club, chess club, English speaking conversation club or to have external speaker to visit the college.

Learn more about our Enrichment Activities

Learner Voice

Would you like to be a student representative? How about the new student governor? We want to hear from you! Please email


Please follow Student Services on social media for all the latest news!

Twitter- @Studentservbsc, @barnetsouthgate

Instagram- @Studentservbsc, @barnetsouthgate


For general support enquiries or sign posting, contact  or phone : 020 3764 4403


External links



Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups can offer expert advice.


Anxiety UK is a charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 10pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm)


Bipolar UK

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.



CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)


Men's Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.


Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.



Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)



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Support Groups

These organisations offer mental health advice, support and services, including helplines, for LGBT people.

Albert Kennedy Trust
The trust supports young LGBT people between the ages of 16 and 25 years old. They can help with finding specialist LGBT mental health services.

Gendered Intelligence
The organisation works with the trans community, especially young people, and those who affect trans lives.

Imaan is a support group for LGBT Muslims, providing a safe space to share experiences, with factsheets and links to relevant services. 

LGBT Consortium
The consortium develops and supports LGBT groups and projects around the country. Use the site's directory to find local mental health services.

London Friend
London Friend aims to improve the health and mental wellbeing of LGBT people in and around London.

Get information about mental health support for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning.

Pink Therapy
Pink Therapy has an online directory of therapists who work with LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning), and gender- and sexual-diversity (GSD) clients.

Find LGBT mental health services near you using Stonewall's "What's in my area?" search box.