Free college meals
Free lunches are available to some students – saving you more than £300 a year. Plus free breakfasts for all students.
Free IT software
All students get free copies of Microsoft Office for any device; laptop, PC, tablet and phone.
Free Gym Membership
All students get free membership to our three fantastic gyms at Baltic Campus, Skills Academy for Construction and the Academy for Sport, all packed with weight-training and cardio equipment, changing rooms and showers.
Daily parking is free at all our campuses. You just need to pick up a Permit for £10 for the year. You can do this in your first few weeks of term.
NUS Student Card
As a Gateshead College student you can apply for an NUS Extra Student Discount Card. For just £12 a year you’ll get exclusive discounts at all your favourite places including Amazon, Odeon, ASOS and Pizza Express. www.nus.org.uk
If you’re under 20 you can apply to the Care to Learn scheme for help with childcare costs and travel expenses. Or you can apply to the Gateshead College Bursary (see above).
You can apply to the Care to Learn scheme online at www.gov.uk/care-to-learn or if you do not have access to internet you can contact Care to Learn on 0800 121 8989.
Save on hair cuts
With two discounted salons open to students and the public, there’s no excuse for not being ready for a job interview or night out.
Our Baltic Salon and Spa at Baltic Campus offers a full range of discounted hair and beauty treatments starting from just £4.
Our Barber Shop at Skills Academy for Construction offers a gents’ barbering and shaving service to from just £3.
Free careers advice
We offer a free and impartial careers service to all our students and prospective students who need help in deciding what to study or where to progress to after college. We can help with;
- Careers advice
- CV writing and job applications
- University applications
- Applying for Apprenticeships
You see the team at any Enrolment Event, or make an appointment by calling 0191 490 2216.
Free finance advice
If figuring out your finances makes your head hurt, don’t worry you’re not alone. Our expert Finance Advisers can help with;
- Understanding welfare benefits and what your entitled to
- How to get out of debt
- Understanding council tax and mortgage payments
- Applying for Student Loans and childcare costs
Gateshead College Bursary
Lots of our students receive help from our bursary of up to £700 to cover the costs of:
● Travel - you could enjoy travel support worth up to £500
● Uniforms or kit – a saving of up to £100
● Other course related costs
● Competition entry fees
● Trips and experiences that enhance your learning
● Travel to university or job interviews
Sport & Dance Bursaries
If you study dance or sport with us, you could benefit from extra funding. See our Sport Bursary and Dance Bursary pages for more information.