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Support for our Community

We strive to do all we can to provide a safe and supportive experience for all our students. For those students and colleagues affected by world events, this page provides information on the University’s response and signposts to advice and support.

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University response to events in the Middle East

It has been horrifying to see the outbreak of conflict in the Middle East. Our thoughts are with all those who are impacted by the events taking place.

There are students, colleagues and alumni in our community with links to the region and support is available for those who may need it.


A safe campus for everyone

Our priority is to ensure that our campus remains safe for everyone.  There is no place for racism, abuse, incitement or harassment of any kind For anyone who needs advice or support, we have colleagues in the University and NUSU who can help.

University support 

 For colleagues, support can be accessed via our the Employee Assistance Programme. To report a hate crime, colleagues should use the Colleague Anonymous Disclosure Form ( .  More information is also available via NUConnect 

Students' Union support 

  • The Welfare and Support Centre is located adjacent to the NUSU reception. Please pop in, call on 0191 2393909 or email for an informal chat and for information on support services. 
  • You may find comfort in speaking to other students during distressing times. Student Societies are one way to find support within communities of students who may also be feeling affected by events nationally and internationally. Here is a full A-Z of societies or alternatively contact the Activities Officer at 
  • The Student Advice Centre can help with practical guidance on a range of issues such as finance and academic. Please contact 0191 2393979 or email if you would like to book an appointment.