BCOM Tutorial System
BCOM operates an integrated tutorial system with academic and pastoral support at all stages of the course. This system of support has been developed in the context of the needs of students studying a clinical degree.
This has the following components:
• Personal tutors
• Year tutors
• Course-specific tutor
• Academic/Osteopathic/Clinical support
• Professional counselling
• Student peer support
Year and Personal Tutors
Each academic year at the college has a designated Year Tutor. The Year Tutor will liaise between the year and the administration and Faculty.
As well as the Year Tutor, each student has a Personal Tutor whom they may choose themselves. This tutor will usually accompany the student through the course.
Student Peer Support has proved very successful as an internal support mechanism for students. In Freshers Week, the Student Union organise a number of events, one of which is an evening when new students are allocated a ‘student buddy’, to use as little or much as he/she feels appropriate.
The College employs counsellors for students who wish to take advantage of this service. All appointments are confidential and are free to students.
Special needs/disability are identified at the admissions stage (as declared on the UCAS form). The college has active contact with its students with disabilities and together, they have developed a Single Equality Scheme which is available on Osteonet giving a huge amount of relevant information for BCOM students. Further information
Health Care Advice for Students
The college clinic is available, free of charge, for students with health problems, provided that a senior clinical tutor has assessed and agreed the case. The clinical staff are also available to help students who require advice on where to find specialist care or support.