Student Welfare Service

Students from the EU and Comprehensive Sickness Insurance

We are aware that recent media reports, relating to new Home Office powers of enforcement, are causing deep concern amongst EU students.

The reports suggest that EU students who have not obtained comprehensive sickness insurance (CSI) could be liable for deportation.  

As these powers are quite new, we cannot yet comment on how stringently they will be enforced. It does appear however, from comments that the Home Office have made in the media, that their intention is not to remove EU students who are not yet covered by CSI. Despite this, the requirement for EU students to have CSI has existed for some time. If you have not yet acquired CSI we would urge you to do so as a matter of urgency.

For more information on CSI please see the information at the UKCISA website. 

Should you require any further information please e-mail


We now have a new mental health drop in facility which is available for all students; the drop in is called ‘HEAD SPACE’ and is open every Monday and Wednesday between 11am and 3pm during term time, in the Percy Gee (SU) Building (level 1).  It is available and free for all students, to help find solutions and support for mental wellbeing, in particular stress and anxiety. The clinic will be provided by the Richmond Fellowship who have been commissioned by our Clinical Commissioning Group to provide mental health services to the local community  for more information please visit the Counselling and Mental Wellbeing pages.

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The Student Welfare Service is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Appointments can be made outside of these hours in special circumstances.

In an emergency, contact University Security on 0116 252 2888.

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