Student Services delivers Student Wellness initiatives to support the personal, academic, and social development of students at the BISC. Services are delivered in conjunction with local partners, as well as through our Peer Health Educator program, and educational programming in the residence building and the castle.
Students have access to the weekly on-site doctor's office (Fall/Winter only), and are also registered at the local doctor's office – Herstmonceux Integrative Health Centre (Fall/Winter only). The Health Centre provides comprehensive medical care, travel medicine, immunization, and referrals for specialized treatment. Upper Year students in the Fall/Winter/Summer semesters have access to the local doctor’s office on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Our counselling service provides short-term counselling geared to resolving personal difficulties, dealing with crises, and distressing situations. Our counselling service can also assist in facilitating specialized mental health services or longer-term counselling support. All students can access the bi-weekly on-site counsellor. We have a man and a woman-identified counsellor available for support. Counselling Services is staffed by psychologists and certified counsellors.
Student Services staff live in residence and help students form a strong community within residence while offering guidance and support, and refer students to appropriate services.
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
The BISC is committed to maintaining a positive learning and living environment in which any form of sexual violence will not be tolerated. The BISC follows the Queen's University policy that aims to address sexual violence, although some slight modifications to the procedures have been necessary to reflect the geographical location of the BISC and the resources and supports associated with it.
Student Services can help students access sexual health resources in the local community. Free male and female condoms are available from Student Services and in the residence building.
Accessibility Services are coordinated principally though the Student Success Coordinator, and assists students in the following ways:
- Implementation of exam accommodations
- Facilitation of access to material in alternate formats
- Provision of assistive technologies
- Coordination of learning strategies and library research workshops