Frequently Asked Questions

Does Stow provide student accommodation?

Stow College does not have student residencies. Our Student Advisors may be able to offer advice and information about accommodation, but you would be well-advised to have explored this issue before you arrive in Glasgow to begin your studies (www.unite-student.co.uk has links to good quality local student accommodation). The start of any academic year is always a very busy time in the local accommodation-to-let market with many students seeking accommodation. You need to know where you can stay at least for the first few weeks, before you arrive to give you time to look around and perhaps locate better, or more suitable accommodation.

Is childcare support available?

The College can give assistance to full and part-time students who require childcare.

We can offer eligible students significant financial assistance to help pay for registered nurseries, childminders and after-school care.

Childcare resources are limited and demand usually exceeds supply, you should therefore ensure that you apply as early as possible for childcare support.

The College's Learner Services Department can also help you contact other agencies that can assist you in sourcing registered Childcare providers.

Useful websites

http://www.carouselnursery-glasgow.co.uk/

http://www.fourseasonsnurseries.co.uk/

http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/GoingtoSchool/Early_Years/

For further details and information about Childcare and how we can help, please contact Learner Services staff in the College on 0844 249 8585 or e-mail enquiries@stow.ac.uk

What resources are available to students?

Stow College learning resource centres provide you with access to modern, well-resourced facilities to support you throughout your studies at Stow College. There are two learning centres, one within the City Campus and at Stow West Campus. 

The services provide up-to-date collections of books and learning resources, advanced ICT facilities and access to a wide range of electronic resources relevant to all subject areas. 

The main Learning Centre offers an attractive environment for study including:

  • Internet access
  • A suite of high specification IT facilities
  • Access to software applications
  • Areas for individual study and group study
  • Easily accessible resources and support

In addition as many of our services are available online, there is 24x7 access allowing you to access them from home.

How does 'My Prospectus' work?

As you search through our list of courses, click 'Add to my Propectus' on the courses you find are suitable for you.

Once you have added a few, fill in your name and email address below and you can download a PDF document of the course information you selected.

You can save this PDF or print it out, then when you've decided on a course come back and apply for it.

Will I receive financial support?

You may be eligible for financial support towards your studies at Stow College, depending on your mode of study and personal circumstances.

Full-time Students

Full-time students may be eligible to apply for financial assistance from various sources depending on the level of course being studied. Students on National Certificate, National Qualification, Access and Pathways courses may qualify for a College Bursary.

Certain students between the age of 16 and 19 may also be entitled to the Educational Maintenance Allowance. For more information visit www.emascotland.com

Students who enrol on to Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma courses may be eligible to apply to the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have their tuition fees paid.  Support for living costs for students studying in Scotland will be provided mainly through a student loan. In some circumstances. students may also be entitled to a Bursary if under 25 years old. Certain students may also be eligible for supplementary grants. For more information on eligibility criteria, please visit http://www.student-support-saas.gov.uk/

Part-time Students

It may be possible for those who are in receipt of benefits to study on a part-time basis, up to a maximum of 16 hours per week.  Tuition fees for these courses may be waived for eligible students. We would advise that you check your eligibility, to continue receiving benefits whilst studying, in advance with your Local Jobcentre Plus Office.

In addition, Learner Services may be able to help you pay for travel and the costs of essential course equipment.

All Students

Eligible students who are struggling financially may also apply to receive support from the College discretionary funds. Students who are experiencing financial hardship can apply to the College for assistance with living costs, rent, childcare or to help with debt re-payments. 

Enquiries

If you have any queries regarding funding your learning, the Learner Services team would be happy to help. Please contact us on 0844 249 8585 or e-mail enquiries@stow.ac.uk