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Inspired to Learn

Learning a new skill can be great for our mental health, it can make us feel great and helps expand our minds.
Make it meaningful, practice regular and it will contribute to your wellbeing.

Exam Stress and Study Skills

Dr Alex debunks exam stress.
How to manage your workload.
Learning planners are available for you to download and plan your revision time. There are a range available here.
Top tips to manage workload.
Exam stress video.

We also have our very own wellbeing journals which have sections where you can log mood and sleep, complete wellbeing activities and colour the mindful colouring page. These can be collected from the Health and Wellbeing Centre.

Cultural Capital

British Museum
Classic FM
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Experience Barnsley Museum
London Museum
National History Museum
Sheffield Theatres
The Royal Ballet and Royal Opera House
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
National Coal Mining Museum
Eden Camp

Recommended Learning

Free courses from Coursera Courses and FutureLearn.
Coursera are offering a free course focusing on The Science of Wellbeing. Click here to look at the course.
Learn a language for free with Duolingo.
Stir your curiosity with Ted Talks.
Visit the Health and Wellbeing Moodle page and take part in one of our e-learning packages.



We are committed to supporting your personal, social and professional development. We deliver a range of enrichment opportunities which have previously included guest speakers, mindfulness sessions, music workshops and even live cookery classes.
Sessions fit around tutorials and are offered throughout the academic year, playing a vital role in your time here at College.


The Enterprise team is on hand to support you with gaining employability skills via a whole host of regular workshops, core tutorials and events, many of which can connect you with local industry experts and employers.
Barnsley College Enterprising Futures (BCEF)
iTrust – support in setting up a business


Job Shop
National Careers Service

Learning Curve

Barnsley College Book Club
Learning Curve Basics
Library Workshops


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