Campus Life

Studying at Newbattle

Have you been out of education for a while? Have you few or no qualifications? Or perhaps working and want to get a qualification to help you move forward? Have you just left or due to leave school? Are you worried about making the jump to university? College may be the answer. Newbattle Abbey College is one of Scotland’s smallest colleges, offering residential and non-residential opportunities. We are a supportive community, providing a welcoming place to study.


The college has two fully equipped ICT Rooms open seven days a week. Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) allows students to access learning resources 24 hours a day within and outwith college. Our classrooms are fully equipped with state of the art ICT, including Smartboards.

The learner voice

Each year, students elect a Student Representative Council, which is an asset to the college and organises a range of social activities. Students are also represented on various college committees and help staff improve the quality of all aspects of college life.

Support for learning

The college has a strong ethos of support for all learners regardless of their status. You will receive support from a Personal Tutor, who will meet you regularly to help you progress and advance on future opportunities. Small Tutorial Groups will support your learning and prepare you for future study. Our Support for Learning staff are experienced in working with adults with a range of additional support needs, including dyslexia. Counselling services are also available. Please let us know about any need you may have when you apply.

Library and resource room

We have a beautiful library offering a quiet and comfortable place to study. Students can also access learning materials in the Resource room.