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 very 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, or for a place to study. Wifi is available for online study.
A dedicated Librarian oversees our Library. Its extensive stock comprises books, journals, past dissertations, many of which are also available as ebooks or PDFs. 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. Our library catalogue and past dissertations are available on Teams and books can be reserved online.
Located at the back of the College, the Student Administrator’s office is 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. In 2019 our clinic rooms were extensively refurbished and are now a haven of tranquility.
You can also find out more by booking a treatment in the Student Clinic which are available during term time. 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! You can call 01342 313106 to arrange an appointment.
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.