Student Services consists of a range of teams that support our students to settle and stay at the University, and deal with problems that may affect their learning through professional advice and help.
For all student enquiries visit www.studenthelp.bham.ac.uk, the student help website is for student enquiries in areas including student support (e.g. wellbeing, learning support, disability & mental health), fees and financial support, visas and immigration, examinations, careers, graduation, contact details for the relevant teams within Student Services and opening hours for the Student Hub.
Our services include:
Student Disability Service
Experienced staff offer a wide range of specialist advice and support to students with physical and mental health disabilities, specific learning difficulties and other conditions. We work with students to develop their skills for independent and effective learning.
Mental Health & Wellbeing Service
We use of a range of interventions including one-to-one support, workshops, and online resources, and offer a practical approach to coping with common issues faced by students, for example: stress and anxiety management, confidence building, and time/task management. We also provide short-term professional, confidential counselling – face-to-face and online – for students who are experiencing emotional or psychological problems whilst at university and run group workshops on topics such as Eating Issues, Bereavement, LGBT Support, and others.
Student Services Support Team
Delivering a professional, knowledgeable and responsive service to students, staff and stakeholders throughout the academic year giving information about the support services available at the University and how to access them.
We act as the first point of contact for students disclosing to the University with specific needs, e.g. disability, specific learning difficulties (e.g. Dyslexia) or mental health conditions. We help students to access emotional support when faced with unexpected circumstances and signposting to relevant services.
Student Information Team
Throughout the academic year, the team proficiently handles over 60,000 enquiries (online and face-to-face) on all aspects of a student’s administrative record. We also manage the Student Hub in Aston Webb.
Funding, Graduation & Awards
We provide students with information and advice about financial support, provided by the government and the University, such as scholarships, bursaries and award schemes. We also arrange the University's degree congregations, which take place in December and July.
International Student Team (IST)
We provide specialist support and advice for prospective and current international students at the University on immigration issues, registration and welfare legislation, as well as advise on and develop initiatives to improve the international student experience.
University Graduate School
We support Birmingham’s postgraduate researchers (PGRs). We encourage an interdisciplinary postgraduate researcher community through a variety of social and academic activities. We also act as a gateway to support and advice, working closely with other University services.
Student Experience Projects Team
We support the continuous development of the student experience by delivering a range of projects. The team also co-ordinates major annual events, including activity to welcome new students. We work with colleagues across Colleges, Professional Services and the Guild of Students.
Communications and Engagement Team
We work with colleagues across the University to improve student communications and make information timely, relevant and accessible. The team also co-ordinates Academic Services staff communications, including sharing University news and opportunities to take part in a variety of projects.
For all student enquiries visit www.studenthelp.bham.ac.uk.
Director of Student Affairs
Deputy Director, Student Affairs
Assistant Director (Service Development)
The Student Services Directorate can be contacted via:
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone - +44(0)121 414 8942
Head of International Student Team (IST)
Email - email@example.com
Telephone - +44 (0)121 414 6939
Head of Student Disability Services
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone - +44 (0)121 414 8821
Interim Head of Wellbeing & Partnerships
Email - A.H.T.Linforth@bham.ac.uk
Telephone - +44 (0)121 4148024
Head of Funding, Graduation and Awards
Dr Emily Rozier
Email - email@example.com
Head of Student Experience
Email - S.L.Noble@bham.ac.uk
Telephone - +44(0)121 414 8837
Head of Student Communications
Email - L.J.Smith@bham.ac.uk
Head of University Graduate School
Email - A.C.Patel@bham.ac.uk