Peer supporters- Peer Supporters have been specifically selected and trained in listening, questioning and responding skills so they can help other students to reach their own solutions. Find out more and who you can reach out to here.
MHFA- The Department's professional services staff are Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA)- a point of contact if you, or someone you are concerned about, are experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress. They can give you initial support and signpost you to appropriate help if required.
Programme Support Drop-Ins- the Programme support teams offer weekly sessions where you can speak to us about anything about which you need help or advice. You can book sessions via the Student Hub.
Wellbeing Weeks are held in MT and LTs to encourage you to take some time out and take care of your wellbeing during the busy teaching terms and ahead of Exams.
Exam and Dissertation Breakfasts during the January Exam period, in the Summer Exam period, and when Dissertations are handed in.
Hardship Funds- If you find yourself in unexpected financial need, you should apply to the School Hardship fund in the first instance. Contact the Student Services Centre for information on how to apply.
Once you have applied to the School fund, you can also apply to the Department Hardship fund. This may be able to help you in the short term, while the School processes your School hardship application, or in addition to the School hardship fund in particular cases. Speak to your Academic Mentor and/or the Programme support team for further information on where the Department Hardship fund may be able to help you.
To apply, you will need to show that you have already applied to the School Hardship fund; provide a paragraph explaining why you need assistance and how much you would require; and a supporting letter from your AM (sent separately). You can apply to email@example.com (Undergraduate) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Postgraduate).