Student Wellbeing and Support

As a parent or career of a student thinking about university, we understand that you want reassurance that your son/daughter will be supported in all aspects of their university life. At the University of Birmingham we aim to provide a safe setting for students to live and learn.

Student Support

By telling us about any disabilities as early as possible, we can identify the support that your son or daughter might need, including any financial support they may be entitled to.

Undergraduate applicants can choose to disclose a disability via their UCAS application form. Any disclosed disabilities will not factor into the University’s decision as part of the selection process. Upon receiving an offer, students will be contacted and invited to register with Disability, Mental Health and Learning Support services. We can then start to discuss what support or adjustments students will need. We offer a wide range of specialist advice and support to students with physical and mental disabilities, specific learning difficulties and other conditions.

Equally, if students experience any emotional or psychological difficulties during their time here – whether personal, academic or social – our team of professional counsellors are on hand to provide support. Our free, confidential counselling service is available in the form of one-to-one counselling and assessments. Exam anxiety, stress, bereavement and eating disorders are just a few of the topics for which we provide support. To read full details of the services we offer, please visit our Student Services page.

Student Safety

We place great emphasis on the safety of our students on campus, with a security team working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in partnership with West Midlands Police. The team covers our Edgbaston and Selly Oak campuses and all our halls of residence. All university accommodation is equipped with CCTV and we have our own Community Police Officer, based in the University Centre on campus.

Career Support

Our Careers Network offers services that can help students to identify and achieve their career aspirations from the moment they arrive. Services include:

  • Sourcing work experience, internships and jobs
  • Enabling students to be enterprising through bespoke curricular and extracurricular projects
  • Providing one-to-one support with CVs and job applications
  • One-to-one careers advice, mentoring and online resources to give students confidence in deciding their career or next step

By making the most of these services, students will stand out as an impressive applicant as they enter the graduate job market or continue with their academic career. We are committed to providing students with the best opportunities for their future, and are the second most targeted university by top employers in 2017–18. (www.highfliers.co.uk)