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Student Support Officer


Student Support Officer

At CAFRE our Student Support services will help you maximise your potential and develop skills to help you cope with life challenges. There are a range of free and confidential services that are available to you that will allow you to make the most of your time at CAFRE. Student Support services are available across all three campuses. The Student Support Officer Lesley-Anne Beacom can be contacted by email, text or telephone and will aim to respond to your query as swiftly as possible.

Lesley-Anne Beacom
Student Support Officer


Monday, Tuesday & Friday- Greenmount Campus.
Wednesday – Loughry Campus
Thursday – Enniskillen Campus

What services are available?

Health and Wellbeing

As a student it is important that you look after your physical and emotional health. The college offers a free confidential counselling service for all students. To view the support services on offer through Inspire Students – please follow this link. Guidance can also be given on:

  • Academic issues
  • Coping with stress
  • Family or relationship problems
  • Loneliness and isolation.

Disability/Medical/ Learning support   

If you have a disability, medical condition which could impact on your studies or require additional learning support please get in touch as soon as you apply for a place to study at CAFRE. The Student Support Officer will discuss what individual help is available to you and will identify a support package tailored to individual needs.

Financial advice

Managing your own finances for the first time can be stressful. The Student Support Service will offer money management workshops and budgeting advice to any student. Advice will also be given about loans, grants and any bursaries that are available to students across the Further and Higher Education sectors.

A Hardship fund will be used to provide financial assistance to those students who are in most financial need. From September 2016 this fund will only be available to students who have been resident in NI for a minimum of three years (up to and including the date they commence their course) and who are enrolled on a Further Education course.

Support for students with disabilities

Support for students with special educational needs or disabilities is facilitated by the Student Support Officer. To ensure appropriate support is put in place in a timely manner we encourage you to disclose any disability or medical condition which may impact on your studies during the application process. The Student Support Officer will assist students in applying for Disabled Students’ Allowance where applicable. Contact the Student Support Officer on 028 9442 6911.

Campus tour and pre-entry guidance

We will offer you the opportunity to visit the campus to see the facilities and talk to subject experts in your field of interest. We will advise on suitable courses appropriate to your aims. Please contact the Course Manager of the course you are interested in to arrange a visit – their details can be found on the Fact file of the course page.