The college is fortunate to have comprehensive facilities all under one roof whilst enjoying beautiful surroundings and a peaceful garden to relax in during the summer months. The college has been at its present location since 1976 and is well-established in the town.
The College has a number of rooms which are used by students, allowing for a maximum of 25 students per class. There are also rooms dedicated to practical use such as point location and practical clinic learning.
Student Common Room
There is an annex to the main building for the exclusive use of the students, which comprises a common room, a kitchen and cloakroom facilities. In the summer students can relax in the extensive grounds. The main building also benefits from a lounge exclusively for the use of students looking to relax on the comfortable sofas during their free periods and break times.
A dedicated Librarian oversees our Library. Its extensive stock comprises books, journals, past dissertations theses, videos and audio-cassettes. Items not available in the Library may be requested from the British Library Document Supply Centre. Reading lists are issued at the beginning of each academic year and our Librarian is able to source new texts at a discount for students. Books can be reserved online.
The IT Room, adjacent to the Library on the first floor, allows students to research, study and prepare projects and homework. We have installed new higher spec computers, with flat screens as well as new furniture. Consequently students are making great use of the room.
Located at the back of the College, this room is a hive of activity dealing with all general external enquiries as well as acting as a focal point for students requiring assistance.
This is a very important benefit to students, enriching their clinical practice and experience right from the beginning of the course, and is highly valued. It is located on the ground floor giving easy access for disabled patients. It comprises a main reception and waiting room and five treatment rooms, one of which still retains the original oak beams and panelling. This very busy teaching clinic is visited by patients, not only from the local vicinity, but also from further afield as well as from abroad; the clinic being located near Gatwick Airport is a positive advantage.
You can also find out more by booking a treatment in the Student Clinic. Student appointments are available most of year. Student appointments cost just £10 and are always supervised by a registered practitioner – it’s a great opportunity to chat with a student and find out what it’s really like studying here!
The College has international recognition, and we have educated students from all over the world. Many ICOM graduates have gone on to provide much-needed healthcare to many sick and injured people globally. Some have gone on also to become prominent leaders in the field of Oriental medicine in their own right.