What's it Like to Study at St David's?

There’s more to coming to college than simply turning up for lessons and going home afterwards. The time you spend at St David’s offers you the opportunity to expand your horizons and grow in confidence outside the classroom as well.

It is not like school. Apart from the obvious difference like not having to wear uniform and being able to go out at lunchtime, you’ll notice the way staff treat you is different too.

Also unlike school, we do not have a daily registration session each morning. You are only required to attend your timetabled classes and registers will be taken in each lesson. During free periods, students often work in the LRC, get a bite to eat from the cafe or canteen, or, weather permitting, relax with friends in our outside spaces.

When you begin at St David’s we will put you into tutor groups, who meet for two hours per week and are overseen by your Pastoral Tutor. Pastoral Tutors are responsible for helping you to settle in, and to make the most of your time at College. Regular progress checks and action-planning form a central part of the tutorial programme.