Health and Welfare
Health and Wellbeing
The Student Counselling service is a free and confidential service, provided by qualified professionals for all current students. The service has also produced a series of self-help guides giving advice and information resources about common student mental health issues.
The Student Support (mental wellbeing) service can offer support for a range of students with mental health issues.
The Healthy Living service supports students to enjoy a healthy and balanced life and is able to direct and refer students to appropriate health care services at times of ill health.
The Student Welfare Service, situated in the Percy Gee Building, provides a practical service designed to meet the needs of all students, including mature, postgraduate and international students.
Student Welfare Officers offer specialist advice on issues including finance (hardship loans and grants), immigration, visa renewal, accommodation, health promotion, childcare and benefits.
Your Personal Tutor is your first point of contact should you need to discuss matters of a general academic nature or should you require personal support, for example if you are experiencing difficulties as a result of illness which may affect your ability to study. Normally you will have the same personal tutor throughout the period of your degree. Your personal tutor will also be available to advise on issues related to equal opportunities and will help you complete your Personal Development Planning forms.
See your course handbook for information about contacting your Personal Tutor.
The Education Unit is provided by the Students’ Union. The aim of the Unit is to provide an impartial and confidential academic advice service to students across the University on such topics as changing course, how to report mitigating circumstances and academic appeals.
The Unit is open weekdays from 10.00am to 4.00pm. This service as available to all students. You can either pop in or book an appointment in advance using the above contact details.
Percy Gee Building
Tel: 0116 223 1132
English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU)
The ELTU offers a range of language support courses and programmes to current students.
Student Development offers support for your academic, professional and personal development.
The AccessAbility Centre offers a range of services to all students who have a disability or a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia.
The University Chaplaincy acts as an information resource for world faiths.
For students living in University owned and managed accommodation, Residential Advisors live on site and are trained to provide support, advice and information.