Student Wellbeing and Support

talking to a PsychologistFrom your first day on campus until your last, we’ll make sure the right support 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.

For more information about our wellbeing and support activities, please email our Student Wellbeing Officer: dubaiwellbeing@contacts.bham.ac.uk

2020-21 Student Wellbeing Ambassadors

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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!"