Q. What is Pastoral Services?

A. It is a support service available to all students to access at any time during their studies where referral is not required. Students will be educated on sensitive topics via a number of communication avenues to maximise the overall benefit to students where singular avenues may limit engagement. 

Our approaches include:

  • Social Media Campaigns
  • Topic Specific Web Link
  • Events
  • Educational Presentations
  • Canvas Modules and Assessments
  • Posters
  • Educational Videos
  • Wellbeing and Awareness Weeks
  • Visiting Speakers

Topics covered through this service are designed to underpin Personal, Social, Health and Economic education that will benefit our students whilst studying at ACM but also thereafter. 

It is a service designed to align with the Academy of Contemporary Music’s Vision, Mission & Values.


Pastoral Services is a structure that seeks to promote widening participation, understanding of personal and emotional wellbeing and to equip students of ACM with the necessary life skills that will support them in the future. This is achieved within the current structures and frameworks of ACM and it is made up of four sections; 

Education, Events, Resources & External Support

Education & Resources

We deliver the ACM Pastoral Educational Program throughout the academic year. This program is focused on equipping students with a knowledge base that will benefit them throughout life through the development of personal, social, health and economic education. As part of the program we provide resources on specific topics via various media formats to maximise student engagement and we develop self help guides that students can access throughout their academic journey.


Events & External Support

We encourage student participation by signposting internal and external events, providing space for a visible presence of local and national charities / organisations and hosting campus wellbeing awareness days / weeks. This enables the students to benefit from a range of support throughout their studies which will aim to support their journey of self discovery, feelings of belonging and enriching their student experience whilst studying at ACM.