Why Study at Stanmore?

Stanmore College offer a wide variety of benefits and support to our students.

  • We provide financial support for those who meet eligibility criteria.
  • All our full time students will be supported by their own personal tutor.
  • We have a dedicated learning support team.
  • Free Microsoft Office 365 for all students to help with your studies.
  • An full, engaging set of enrichment activities with sports such as Football, Netball and Archery, and other activities such as Computer Games Club and Photography.

Services for Students

Services for Students provide assistance to students and staff of the college, as well as to prospective students. There are a number of different student-facing services available to you. These services are in place to support you both in your studies and outside of your studies, so that you get the most out of your college experience. This section tells you everything you need to know during your time as a student here. These services are available during the following times:

  • Monday-Friday 8:45am to 4:45pm during term-time.
  • Monday-Friday 8:45am to 4:45pm at other times.


Life as a student at Stanmore College entails much more than lessons, exams and coursework. The college is a place where you can make friends, engage in new hobbies, contribute to the community and enjoy activities and events.

Participating in a wide range of experiences and opportunities will make your time at Stanmore much more enjoyable. You will meet new people, while also enhancing your CV to help you when completing applications for university and/or employment.

Sport and fitness

Sport and fitness activities give students the chance to be active and healthy while at college.  The programme runs throughout the week and is supported by an extensive range of sport sessions. Activities in the sports hall include inter-group competitions open to all students, while also participating in individual or team events at local, county and national level.  Students have access to the fully equipped fitness room and a range of non-competitive exercises such as zumba and dance circuit classes.

Most of the sport and recreation activities take place in the sports hall, which has changing and showering facilities. Within the sports hall is a recently updated and refurbished fitness room which offers a variety of exercise and fitness equipment such as a multi-gym, cardio-vascular machinery and free weights. Everything you need to stay fit and healthy!

For more information, please contact us

Support for development

As well as studying for your main qualification, you will have an opportunity to broaden your experience and enhance your personal development through a variety of recreational activities and additional qualifications.

Higher education institutions and employers look favourably at students who have used the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities, and at Stanmore, you are also given the chance to gain additional qualifications which include:

  • CoPE (Certificate of Personal Effectiveness)
  • Fitness instructor course
  • Computing and IT skills
  • EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)
  • SEQ.

Stanmore College offers students fantastic opportunities to get involved in a range of fun activities to pursue new interests or simply pass the time. At the start of each academic year, Freshers Fayre is held where students can find out about all the extra-curricular activities and support available. Some of these are student led non sporting opportunities such as Photography, dance, games club, art club and karaoke. Students can create new clubs/societies of their choice or interests.

Get involved in...

  • Art Club
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Brazilian Football
  • Circuits Classes
  • College Magazine
  • Cricket Team
  • Dance Classes
  • Film Society
  • Fitness & Training
  • Fitness Room
  • Football Team
  • Games Club
  • Jack Petchey Awards
  • Karaoke
  • Photography Club
  • Prayer Group
  • Student Radio
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball Team

The Cafe

The Café is open during the day and offers a variety of hot and cold meals and snacks including meat, fish and vegetarian options. All of our sandwiches, wraps, baguettes, homebakes, dessert pots and meals are made on site.

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