The University has a wide range of support available for its students. Student Services provide and support in specialist areas such as Counselling and Wellbeing, Disability, Mental Health and Learning Support.
The Student Wellbeing Officer (SWO) co-ordinates a proactive response for any student brought to the attention of Student Support Services who is in need of support but not currently engaging with any service. The SWO will work closely with the student, as well as support any staff member involved, to ensure the student is referred to the most appropriate service(s) from within Student Services and/or local statutory services. The SWO is the point of contact within Student Services for student carers, estranged students and care leavers. If requested the SWO can meet with a student to discuss support and facilitate access to appropriate services.
To support your transition to this new way of learning, you will have access to a comprehensive support system that includes the Academic Skills Centre based in the main library, if you feel you need additional support with general academic skills, academic writing and mathematics. In addition to your departmental personal tutor we provide a confidential service to help you manage practical, emotional and psychological issues that may impact on your academic success. Also available is a multi-faith chaplaincy. We can offer an initial guidance session, at the start of your time here, for those that request it.
All undergraduates have access to our award winning Careers Network to support you to plan for a successful career on graduation; access national-award-winning internships and placements in the UK and overseas.