Student Support

What is student support?

The fundamental ethos of Italia Conti is to provide a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for students to explore their creative potential, and as a result, we have a reputation for nurturing individuality.

Italia Conti prides itself on the supportive and caring ‘family’ atmosphere we offer our students. This is made possible by the relatively small number of students on site, combined with high student/tutor contact hours. Support is a priority for our students and is provided through a multifaceted approach. Students have access to designated Heads of Year for administrative, pastoral and training support and receive regular individual tutorials with assigned course tutors. For specific training/academic support, students have access to subject specialist Head Tutors and Course Leaders. All members of staff conduct classes in a supportive and mutually respectful manner.

Student Representatives are elected to consider and communicate student perspectives on academic and pastoral issues, both within and across the year groups, in formally and informally scheduled meetings. Students receive peer support from Course Reps as well as having an Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) Rep as a channel to highlight and promote EDI issues, ideas and good practices. Italia Conti’s ‘open door’ policy allows students to fully communicate with their peers and staff and they are encouraged to express and discuss any difficulties they may be experiencing.

Students on courses validated by UEL also have access to some services via the UEL collaborative student entitlement agreements.

We have a dedicated Learning Support Tutor, who works closely with our welfare team, Heads of Year and teaching staff. Support is personalised to meet the needs of our students, including where practicable and appropriate, differentiated teaching strategies and reasonable adjustments. Support and adjustment, particularly in practical disciplines, will be discussed on a case-by-case basis, according to the individual students’ needs and the needs of the subject being studied. Students who have declared an Additional Learning Support or Disability need will automatically be offered a regular support session. Additionally, students can request a referral or self-refer to Additional Learning Support via their Head of Year, Welfare or course administrator. Drop-in academic tutorials and assessment clinics are also made available to students on an ad hoc basis.

The Safeguarding and Wellbeing Lead (Designated Safeguarding Lead) is always available on-site. We have a designated Wellbeing area, staffed by Wellbeing Team members during operating hours. The Wellbeing Team also provides first aid support and immediate injury management advice, as well as access to external services such as counselling. There is a close working relationship between Course teams and the Wellbeing Service to ensure student needs are communicated effectively and appropriate support is put in place.



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  • “I have just graduated from Liverpool Theatre School with a Level 6 Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre. I wanted to do the BA Hons (Top Up) in Professional Arts Practice course to further develop my skills for the industry. It is the perfect balance between academic writing and creativity. I already have seen improvements, both in my academic and performing work, and I now really value the ability to critically reflect on past experiences in order to improve my current skills.”

    - Sarah Collinge – Musical Theatre Performer Current Student, Class of July 2024
  • “I have found that my first term at Italia Conti has been better than I could’ve imagined. I am working with driven, passionate, likeminded people within all different realms of the performing arts industry. I find that the course is very tailored to each individual and the content is broad enough to apply to everyone but specific enough to challenge each person within their abilities. I find the course to be a place where I can collaborate and interact with people who I’d never had met otherwise. I only look forward to what the next few months of the course bring and feel more motivated than ever.”

    - Kate Drummond – Actor Current Student, Class of July 2024
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    “The course is allowing me to reflect on my past practice, current position, and future endeavours. I really enjoy how flexible the course is, with regards to being able to tailor my studies to my own practice, enabling me to maximise the benefits of this on my future career. I expect my professional development to be impacted exponentially and I am excited to continue!”

    - Amy-Jo Sumner – Musical Theatre Performer
  • “Italia Conti’s BA Top up course was the one for me! Creating a business in under 9 months has been a massive accomplishment! The course really helps shape your future, enables you to meet professional contacts to support your research, and gives you lots of time to understand the area of the industry you want to specialise in.”

    - Rachel Ward – Performing Arts Tutor Graduate, BA Top up Class of Sept 2022
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    - @ginamusaelyan2307 – Italia Conti Virtual
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    - @debbied3464 – Italia Conti Virtual
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    - @yellowbeachgirl – Italia Conti Virtual
  • I’m a dancer in LA and can’t keep up with my peers on how often they take dance classes. This channel has been so helpful for me to keep up my training. Thank you for sharing this with the world. I feel like we are all dancing together even though we are all doing this at different times and in different spaces. 🖤

    - @SarahPaceSings – Italia Conti Virtual
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    - @annajones6805 – Italia Conti Virtual