Student and Staff Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

Advice for current students

The advice and information outlined on this page applies to Exams and Assessments in the 2019/20 academic year. The information on this page may change, in line with ongoing updates to the Government guidance as the situation around Covid-19 progresses. Please make sure you check back regularly for the most up to date information.

Advice for students

Support for students

SafeZone app

Due to the reduced number of students and staff on campus, if you are on the University campus, we would encourage you to download and ‘check in’ to the ‘SafeZone’ app. This is a free app that connects you directly to the University security team should you need help.

The app allows you to get urgent help if you or someone near you ever feels threatened, or you can call for First Aid. When you raise an alarm, the on-campus security team staff will be alerted to your situation and location so that they can co-ordinate the help you need quickly.

SafeZone only shares your location when you ask for help or check-in, it doesn’t track you at other times, so your privacy is respected. You can find out more about SafeZone’s features, and download the app at

More information

If you’re self-isolating, you may find some ideas on how to pass the time:

If you have any further questions that are not addressed by our FAQs, please get in touch at:

Grief and bereavement

Bereavement, or grief, is a term used to describe the sense of loss felt when someone close to us or who we care about dies. It can be difficult and stressful and nearly everybody goes through it at some point in their lives.

This sense of loss may contain a range of emotions, such as sadness, anger, guilt, frustration and anxiety. Everyone experiences grief differently and there is no 'normal' or 'right' way to grieve. How we react will be influenced by many different things, including our age and personality, our cultural background and religious beliefs, our previous experiences of bereavement, our circumstances and how we cope with loss.

Download the PDF: Grief and Bereavement (PDF: 100KB)

Prepared by Newcastle University, April 2020.
Based on an earlier resource from the University of Plymouth.