Student wellbeing and support

From your first day on campus until your last, we’ll make sure the right support and guidance is there for you whenever you need it.

We understand that adjusting to university life can be a challenge. Your health, wellbeing and personal development are as important to us as your academic achievement. To help with this, we have a dedicated Student Wellbeing Officer in Dubai, who can assist you with any academic or wellbeing concerns that you may have during your time with us. We also provide specialist support through our Edgbaston campus where you will have access to additional services like counselling and mental health support.

If you have study support needs related to a long-term condition - including dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties, long-term illness, sensory disabilities, mental health difficulties, autism conditions, or other health conditions – then our Learning Support, Disability and Mental Health Services can support you throughout your studies.

You can also take advantage of a wide range of opportunities beyond the curriculum including sports, community volunteering, arts and culture. From joining the gym or a sports club to meeting like-minded people in a society, you will have plenty of opportunities to socialise, network and enjoy your time at the University of Birmingham Dubai.

Dubai campus has a dedicated Student Experience & Wellbeing team to provide support and guidance for all students enrolled in Dubai. 

For more information about our wellbeing and support activities:

Visit our wellbeing section on the Intranet Email our Student Wellbeing Team

Appointments and drop-ins

The Wellbeing Team are available throughout the year and offer booked appointments and a drop-in service.

Monday 3pm - 6pm
Wednesday 12pm - 3pm
Saturday 1pm - 4pm (only postgraduate drop-ins)

For drop-ins, you don't need to make an appointment you can just come and see us at The Student Hub during our drop-in times.

Appointment slots can be booked by emailing or by calling us on 04 42 80503.

Location: Student Hub (located at the top of the Spanish Steps on the first floor).

What does wellbeing mean to our students?

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Zoha, BSc Psychology

"Getting educated about wellbeing is a life skill that will help everyone. I hope to set an example as an Ambassador and look forward to hosting initiative which encourage body positivity, stress and anxiety reducing activities and better sleep education."

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Isra, BSc Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science

"We often find ourselves so absorbed in our workload that we neglect many important things - especially our mental health. It is crucial that we speak about what's on our mind and as an Ambassador, I will encourage you to do the same."

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Rhea, BSc Economics

"My drive for becoming a Wellbeing Ambassador stems from my passion for helping those around me. It's important that all students are aware of the mental health and wellbeing support that is available. I am determined to help all of our students perform to their full potential!"