At BMet we offer a range of support to help you get the most from your studies and your time with us.
All students have a personal tutor to support you during college life. You will be assigned a personal tutor when you join the college and they will provide regular support and guidance, monitoring your progress to ensure you fulfil your potential.
Tutors provide support with both academic and pastoral issues and any issues or concerns that you have can be discussed with your tutor.
Tutors also provide a link for parents into the college, as well as working with subject staff to support you academically through tracking and monitoring and reporting home.
If you need additional support, you can contact a mentor at any point during your time at the college. The mentor scheme operates on a one-to-one basis and is designed to help identify and remove any barriers that might be stopping you from reaching your maximum potential.
The mentors offer support with study skills, motivation, and time management techniques, and they are committed to helping you overcome any issues you might encounter on the path to successful completion of your course. The mentors will support and motivate you to reach your potential by increasing your confidence and motivation.
The YMCA Virtually Minded Project is about raising awareness of male mental health particularly in teenagers and young men. It’s aim is to change perceptions, raise awareness and get young men talking about mental health using the power of comic book art and social media. This 5 week programme is designed to help young men aged 11 – 19 years old, click here to find out more.
If you have any concerns during your time at BMet and you need to speak to someone in an emergency, you can contact Birmingham Samaritans who are available to listen 24 hours a day, including weekends and bank holidays.
The Samaritans may have information which can help you move forward with whatever difficulty you present. We would also encourage you to speak to a member of staff at the college at the earliest opportunity.
For urgent or out of hours support, click here to access the details of several service providers.
Advice for care leavers during and after Covid-19
The Department for Education has produced a fact sheet to provide further information for care leavers. Click here to read more.