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.
How to smash your exams! Optimise your revision productivity during lockdown.
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.

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

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.
UniHeads is a free training package for students on how to look after your mental health and how to support a friend.
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 Basics
Library Workshops

Virtual Festival

The Virtual Festival is available for you to access at any time you need support. The festival has a range of resources and support organisations. There are crafting activities and exercises, along with lots of helpful advice and guidance. Open the festival and click ‘present’ for the best experience.

The Haven of Happiness is also available with a range of  lockdown support and planning resources for online learning. There are lots of activities and wellbeing support to help you stay positive.