WELCOME TO MK COLLEGE
If you’re a new student at MK College, you may have a few questions up your sleeve. But don’t worry, we’re here to answer them – take a look around this page and click on what’s relevant to you!
Watch videos from some of our heads of schools welcoming you to college, meet our friendly reception team who are on hand to help ,you during your time with us, check out the FAQs to get all of your questions answered, and explore each campus with a virtual tour.
Fees & Funding
How do I get to College?
We have two main campuses, Chaffron Way and Bletchley. Both campuses have excellent public transport links – see below for travel routes and how you can plan your journey.
Will I be in College every day?
No – you will have a mixture of face to face and online learning. The teaching time for your course adds up to around three days – the rest of the week will be for your own studies as well as English & Maths classes if you need to re-sit these. You will receive your full timetable during Welcome Week.
What should I bring with me on my first day?
This depends on what course you’re doing and if you’ve been instructed to bring in anything specific by your tutor. Make sure you double-check your offer packs and emails for any additional information that you may have been given – but be sure to bring in the usual items like a notepad, some stationery, and a water bottle.
You should also make sure that you’ve got some lunch or some money to buy some. We have ample places on site where you can purchase food from like our food vans, the refectory, The Brasserie, or vending machines. Check out our Bursaries page to check if you’re entitled to free meals.
Do I need to bring in my own laptop?
In short – no! We have lots of self-issue laptop cabinets for you to use whilst on campus if you decide to not bring your own device into College.
If you do want to bring your own device in however, we have recently upgraded our WiFi which means that it is even easier for you to use it at College. Our study spaces have clear desks so that you can use your own device in a quiet space, and our cafes and canteens have good WiFi coverage if you want to work whilst enjoying a coffee. As a student at Milton Keynes College you have free access to Office365 too which is accessed online in the “cloud”. In addition, you will also have free access to the full Office app product suite that you can download and install on on up to 5 devices at home.
Click here to find out more about digital learning at MK College.
What happens on my first week at college?
You will receive your timetable week commencing the 5th September and this will let you know when you’re coming in at the start of term from the 12th September. During this first week of term you’ll receive your student pass, digital induction, uniform and everything else you’ll need to start your classes that week.
What if I need help when I’m in college?
We really hope you settle in straight away, but if you hit a few speed bumps, there will always be someone to talk to. Make a note of the contacts below and you’ll always have someone to turn to. Here at Milton Keynes College, we also work with the Youth Counselling Service and have mental health first aiders and safeguarding officers on-site at all times, so you can be assured of your safety whilst at College.
Reception : 01908 68444 – meet the reception team by watching this video and hear all of the ways they’ll be able to help you if you have a problem.
Learning Support : 01908 684433
Careers & Course Guidance : 01908 684456
Student Counselling : 01908 684406
Admissions & Enrolments : 01908 684551
I am a Parent/Carer. Where can I access more information?
We have a dedicated area on our website for all parents and carers of MK College students which you can find here. This includes details on how to access our Parent Portal along with a contact form should you wish to ask us anything specific.
Where can I find more information about important dates?
Term dates 2021/22 & 2022/23 – You can find all of our term dates here.
A word from our heads of schools…
Take a virtual tour!
Want to take a virtual tour and explore our college campuses without leaving your house? You’re in luck! Take a look at our virtual tours of Bletchley and Chaffron Way, along with our range of facilities, including the Study Centre and Computer room. Let’s go!
What happens on your first day of college?
From how to get to college to what to bring with you, you’ll have loads of questions about what happens on your first day of college. Luckily, you’re in the right place! Take a look at what to expect when you start college and get prepared
We understand that coming to college can be daunting in many ways, which is why we have a dedicated team to support you during your time with us.
From caring for your wellbeing to offering learning support, the MK College Student Support team are on hand to give you guidance and help in a nurturing environment.
If you’re not sure what career path you want to explore, you’re not alone!
You may need some guidance on career ideas or advice on options once you finish your course – either way, we’re here to help.
Explore our careers hub for further tips and advice, or contact the careers team for more help if you’d like to have a chat.
Funding & Bursaries
If you’re in need of advice on student finance, there are a few different options you can explore to help with costs while you’re at college.
Depending on your eligibility and personal circumstances, financial help is available to students on most courses. You can always give us a call if you’re not sure on your eligibility and we’d be happy to help.
Need help while you’re at college?
First of all, if you have a problem or need any help at all, don’t panic – there are plenty of people who will be here to help you.
Whether you can’t find the room your next lesson is in or you need some help with student finance, we’ll get your problem sorted so you really don’t need to worry about a thing.
Our friendly reception team are always there as a first port of call if you run into a problem. Meet them now!
Do you have any more questions?
Let us know how we can help.