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Support for Students


Newcastle University runs a Peer Mentoring scheme for undergraduate students in all courses. In their first term, peer mentors help students to transition into university life by giving advice and guidance. We also run a Mentoring Network to support the career development of our postgraduate students.

Students are also encouraged to sign up as Student Ambassadors. They provide peer support for other students and work with prospective students in local schools and colleges. Some schools offer a buddy system to help students settle in.


Various sources of funding are available for undergraduates. This includes those who have dependents or disabilities.

Find out more information about postgraduate funding opportunitiesInternship opportunities across many disciplines can also help students explore their career options.


All our students can make use of the University’s Student Wellbeing Service. It 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 dedicated pages for:

They also have a dedicated Disability Support office. They offer students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties:

  • advice
  • guidance 
  • support

NUSU provide a welfare chart you may wish to use as a first point of reference for who to contact.

We also have dedicated resources aimed at postgraduate students.

There are a range of sessions throughout the year which focus on wellbeing. We offer these through formal training series or more informal drop-in sessions. They cover a range of topics such as:

  • mindfulness
  • getting better sleep, health and exercise
  • resilience
  • stress management