Who we are

Wellbeing is a measure of how well we function day to day, how we feel about ourselves and our lives. During your time at the University, we are here to help you flourish and enjoy feelings of happiness, contentment and curiosity so that you are able to engage fully in your personal and academic journey.

Our aim is to support you during your studies to function well in the world; experience positive relationships and have a sense of purpose. We understand that student life can be stressful and commitments outside of University can sometimes be just as demanding as your studies. Through a range of advice, guidance and support services we can help you in looking after your physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing; they are all connected and equally important.

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How we can help

Wellbeing advice

Navigating all of the support available to you can be overwhelming and you may be unsure of what's available or what you need. Your personal tutors should be your first port of call if you have a concern, are worried, unwell or in need of specialist support. They can refer you to a wellbeing adviser. 

We provide confidential information and advice on a range of topics:

  • General wellbeing 
  • Homelessness
  • Healthier lifestyles
  • Accessing University and external support services including mental health, counselling and sexual health services

Five ways to wellbeing

We hope that all students take on board the principles of the Five Ways to Wellbeing: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give, in order to help maintain a good level of wellbeing. 

Self-help resources

Wellbeing resources

There are a variety of self-help resources available on a range of topics that may support you with your health and wellbeing, which are updated regularly. Find out more on our Wellbeing resources page.

Feeling Good app

We are providing free access to a positive mental wellbeing app that will accompany you through your student journey. The app is designed to enhance mental clarity and focus to reach optimal performance.  Find out more about the Feeling Good app.

Student Space

Need a little help to cope with all the Covid-19 changes? Student Space helps you to find the support that you need during the Coronavirus pandemic with information, tools and helpful hints. Find out more on the Student Space website. Please let us know if you find it helpful by emailing [email protected] - we would love to hear your feedback. 

Infectious diseases

Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable infections do occur in universities and college settings. Infections can spread quickly due to close living arrangements and being part of new larger social circles.

Find out how to protect yourself from infections during your studies, including what symptoms to look out for and where to get help and advice.

Disability Learning Support

If you have a disability or condition that affects your studies, our Disability Learning Support (DLS) Team offer confidential support to help you make the most of your studies.

Find out more on the Disability Learning Support pages.

Contact us

Student wellbeing

[email protected]