Along with a buddy to help you settle in, undergraduate students are offered a mentor in their first term, who can help you to adjust and deal with any issues or problems you might have in your first weeks at University. In addition, we also run a Mentoring Network to support the career development of our postgraduate students. Students are also encouraged to sign up as mentors, both to provide peer support for other students and also to work prospective students in local schools.
All our students can make use of the University’s Student Wellbeing Service, which offers a wide range of support and services to help you make the most of your time here and maximise your potential. They offer a counselling service, and have specific pages for international students, LGBTQA students, student carers and parents. They also have a dedicated Disability Support office offering advice, guidance and support for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties,
NUSU provide a welfare chart you may wish to use as a first point of reference for who to contact.
General information about wellbeing for postgraduate students can be found on their website.
The Faculty also offer weekly sessions on Mindfulness throughout the academic year.
As the first point of contact, the student wellbeing team should be able to help you with any specific queries about what support is available.
If you are or will become, a student parent, information is available on the wellbeing site. The following policies are also applicable:
Other relevant sources of policy information are:
All student regulations
Useful websites (PDF: 331KB) to support students through physical and mental health issues and any experiences of discrimination.