If you are progressing to an HN or degree course, keep an eye on the SAAS (Student Awards Agency for Scotland) web site, as applications for financial support in the coming academic year will soon be open.  Apply for your fees and/or student loan as soon as possible but certainly no later than June 30th. 

For more information and help with money matters, complete the module PHE17: SAAS and Student Finances. 

- Spring Holiday 
Time for a break!

Most colleges will close for two weeks during the Spring term. Exact dates vary but the break usually falls somewhere around Easter time or shortly beforehand. Check with your college to find out when you're off. 

- Consider Becoming a Mentor 
You still have several weeks left of your college programme but it won't be long before you will be in a position to help and encourage others who are just a step behind you on the path to Higher Education.

SWAP student mentors are former SWAP students now studying on HNC/D or degree programmes (or are graduates) who are interested in helping others. Mentors aren't required to have all the answers; sometimes just a listening ear and a bit of gentle guidance towards sources of support is enough to get someone through a rough patch. As a mentor, you will receive training and support from the SWAPWest staff. 
If you would like to enquire about becoming a SWAP student mentor, please get in touch with the SWAPWest office on 0141 564 7206 or email us for more information. 

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