On Friday 31st March, the Study Centre team organised a cake stall, which included treats such as Krispy Kreme donuts, to raise awareness of World Autism Awareness Day (April 2nd). With every purchase of a cake, came a free Autism Awareness booklet, which provided facts about Autism. The cake sale started at midday and by 2pm all cake and buns were sold out. 

In just 2 hours, the Study Centre team had raised £192! This will go to support the work of the National Autistic Society. 

The College’s Study Centre is a cross college resource, which provides a range of support for a range of students.

There are many ways in which the Study Centre team support students with Autism:

  • Within the Study Centre team, there are amazing specialists who provide 1 to 1 support for students diagnosed with Autism.
  • They also make sure that students diagnosed with Autism have all the right conditions in place that they need for success in their formal examinations.
  • And finally, they provide a social club, New College Diversity Club, which welcomes all students, including those diagnosed with Autism, who sometimes need a quiet space and a break away from a busy College environment. The group meets weekly for lunch and also organises after College activities, including enjoyable trips and visits to the Cinema, Superbowl, Pizzahut etc!

Sam Wilkinson, the Study Centre Manager, commented: "It was really nice to see so much interest, not only in the cakes and the goodies on sale, but also in wanting to find out more about Autism. Students and staff were genuinely interested in the information booklets and took the time to read them. The main reason for the sale was to raise awareness, so the £192 raised was a wonderful additional bonus."