Whilst Welcome is a fun and exciting time, it is natural that almost everyone will feel at least some nervousness or anxiety. The Wellbeing Marquee (Green Heart - Edgbaston Campus) will be open all week and provides a relaxed space to get creative, connect with friend, or just take some time out. Talk to Wellbeing staff or access information about looking after yourself during your time at University.
Our student staff at accommodation and on campus will be happy to chat to you and answer any questions you may have, and our campus tours are a good way of finding your feet on campus. If you would like to speak to someone over Arrivals Weekend, staff from our wellbeing teams will be available over the weekend to speak to students who would like a little extra support. Speak to one of our Welcome Assistants (blue t-shirts) and let them know you would like to speak to someone.
We have a wide range of information about our Student Support available on our Student Help pages, including information for students with learning support, disability or mental health needs.
The Student Mentors are a team of 12 current students who have been trained to provide advice and guidance to students living in University accommodation, including settling into life at the University, homesickness, personal difficulties, getting on with flatmates, and general wellbeing. They run events, 1-to-1 mentoring support and drop-ins throughout the year. You can contact them at any time, including before you have arrived, via email, telephone or by dropping in to their office at the Vale Hub.
The Multi Faith Chaplaincy is open every day throughout Welcome from 8am until 10pm and provides a welcoming place, which provides a quiet and relaxed space for students and staff of any or no faith. You can chat to a Chaplain, have a drink, and find space to relax, pray and take a break. The Chaplaincy is based in St Francis Hall (O2 - Edbaston Campus, between the Guild of Students and the Sport & Fitness Centre).