Higher education advice, guidance and support

Thinking about applying for university level study?

We offer a comprehensive range of 1:1 and group support for GB MET learners and people in our local community. We have the knowledge and expertise to help explore the range of different higher education options available and offer advice and guidance on:

  • Introduction to Higher Education options, including alternative pathways
  • Student Finance
  • UCAS and personal statement group and 1:1 support
  • Interview preparation
  • Preparing for Higher Education
  • We collaborate with other education providers, including local universities, to provide opportunities for our students to gain insight into higher-level study, including campus visits and subject tasters.

We regularly arrange visits to events such as conferences and UCAS Fairs to give our students an understanding of the post-college options available to them.

If you would like more information about any of the above, please contact wp@gbmc.ac.uk.

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Supporting your studies

The first point of contact for all our students is their academic tutor who will signpost them to the appropriate internal support services that we offer, such as our pastoral support, or academic support. Our Widening Participation Team are dedicated to ensuring that our students succeed in higher education and offer an additional tier of advice and guidance on topics including:

  • Student finance and bursaries
  • Mitigating circumstances and intermitting
  • Signposting to support services

If you feel in need of some additional support at any time during your studies, please contact:

For Brighton enquiries, please email joanna.tolley@gbmc.ac.uk.
For Worthing and Shoreham enquiries, please email: rosie.jones@gbmc.ac.uk

Supporting your studies

Widening Participation Student Ambassador scheme

The GB MET Higher Education Student Ambassador is a paid role for students keen to develop their transferrable skills and is committed to promoting fair access to Higher Education. Our ambassadors are available to deliver subject taster sessions in schools, colleges, community venues, and GB MET. Our ambassadors are positive peer role models who support students in making informed decisions about their future and preparing them for higher-level learning.

If you are interested in having a MET student ambassador visit your institution, or you would like more information about the scheme, please contact donna.geal@gbmc.ac.uk.

Widening Participation Student Ambassador scheme

BIPOC Ambassador

Our BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Colour) Ambassador provides a safe space for people of colour to voice their experiences and get their voices heard. She also leads on our BAME Insights project and contributes to current academic research project exploring the decolonisation of the curriculum. 

For more information, please contact sami.read@gbmc.ac.uk

BIPOC Ambassador

Industry Mentoring

Our innovative Industry Mentoring programme links our university-level students with an industry professional working in a relevant subject area. Students work with their mentor to develop their knowledge and professional skills gaining insight into current industry practices.

Our mentors must complete training in October and meet with their student mentees once a month from November to May.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact rosie.jones@gbmc.ac.uk.

Industry Mentoring

Freelance Network

The Freelance Network is a pilot project in collaboration with the University of Brighton. The network is aimed at our creative industries degree-level students who are interested in becoming freelancers. The project includes a series of talks delivered by local organisations and freelancers in the community and an ongoing discussion board for our students.


For more information please contact rosie.jones@gbmc.ac.uk 

Freelance Network