Student Benefit Package

Study with us and you'll get VIP access to a bonanza package of benefits and goodies you won't get anywhere else.


Our onsite hair and beauty salon is the perfect place for a quick haircut, manicure or a pamper session. Based at Baltic Campus the salon is run by our hair, beauty and barbering students, supported by our professional salon team. All treatments are significantly discounted compared to the high street. It’s open to students and the public, so feel free to bring your family and friends.

  • EAT - relaxed eating court with wallet-friendly options.
  • Greenhouse Brasserie - modern, glass fronted restaurant for special occasions, end of term parties or if you just fancy treating yourself.
  • Enfields Restaurant - student-run restaurant with a budget buffet.

If you're aged 16-19 you could qualify for a Gateshead College Bursary. These bursaries provide financial support to help you with meals, transport, equipment or other course related costs.

We’ve set up our own foundation to help our students with some of the costs associated with finding their dream career. When you study with us you can apply to the Gateshead College Foundation for cash to help you stand out. This might be entry fees for a competition, travel expenses to an interview or a new suit to impress a university.

Help, advice and support on a range of important topics;

  • Alcohol awareness
  • Drug awareness
  • Road Safety
  • Sexual Health
  • Mental Health
  • Dyslexia Support
  • Dyspraxia Support
  • Learning Achievement Support
  • 1-2-1 Tutor
  • Study Skills

Careers advice from our TES Award-winning team including:

  • CV Help
  • Careers Progression - help understanding your options after college
  • Interview Support - how to be a stand out candidate
  • University application support - how to complete an application form, write a personal statement

Join our Students’ Union to have your say on the services and support the college provides to students.

Plus you’ll get discounts in lots of high street shops and restaurants with your NUS card.