MCM College has a strong commitment to the welfare, development and support of its students: individually and collectively. Pastoral care is of paramount importance with students joining from across various continents as part of our commitment to core values of inclusivity and diversity. Hence, we endeavour to support them as they face the challenges including relocation from their home contexts, language acquisition, a rigorous academic program, and much more.
The college has an on-site team of resident fellows who support the students’ well-being and provide academic support, as well as providing access to healthcare, on campus and locally. Resident tutors and assistants provide additional peer support networks, and a social worker who specialises in psychological and social counselling.
Students are also advised to reflect on their roles within UM or across the collegiate community. They should consider how they interact with others, and take responsibility to build a respectful community.
Pastoral care is a on-going service that requires constant development and training to ensure that they are all working towards creating a healthy community for living, learning and working together. Students are also given training during their first week of orientation, with special emphasis placed on the role of relating to diversity and cultural sensitivity. Throughout the school year, students have regular meetings discussions on campus and beyond to promote the community element of MCM College.
The college also provides staff involved in pastoral care with seminars internally, as well as with external organizations, as professional development opportunities, collaboration and support with Student Affairs Office (SAO), for the benefit of the students.