We believe the health and well-being of all our students is very important. We provide an extensive range of services to support you while you are studying.

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Medical and dental

The University Medical and Dental Practice are located together on the main campus. You will need to register with both to use their services.

The Medical Centre provides a range of NHS services and the majority of patients are part of the University community.

The University Dental Practice is only open to staff and students of the University.


The Counselling and Mental Health Service can help you get the most out of your university experience through individual counselling and group-based workshops.

You may also wish to contact Nightline, which is a confidential listening and support service, run by students for students.

Disability advice

We provide confidential advice, guidance and information to students with disabilities/impairments, long term health conditions and specific learning differences.

The Students' Union supports a student-run group called ACCESS for all students with any sort of disability, medical condition or learning difference - or with an interest in learning more about them.

Peer-to-peer support

The Students' Union supports several student-run groups.

  • The Global Group promotes integration between international and British students.
  • The LGBT group represents Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans students.
  • The International Office has an ‘Amity’ group which matches people with a British student to help with the first few weeks and months when everything seems unfamiliar. 
  • There's also a group for partners and families of international students.
  • The Mature Students Group organises events, offers support and advice to older-than-average students.

Students' Union (SU) Advice and Support

The SU Advice and Support Centre provides free, independent confidential advice for students on academic, housing and personal issues. Feel free to drop in for an appointment during office hours Monday-Friday for support, help and advice from our friendly team of advisers at the Student Centre, Level 2, Norwood House.


The University Chaplaincy Centre, in the heart of campus, offers support to people of all faith and none.

We also provide prayer rooms with washing facilities for Muslim prayers.

You will find a number of active Christian, Muslim and Jewish student societies on campus.


Westwood Nursery provides high quality day care on campus for 48 children from the age of six months to school-entry age. They are open for 48 weeks of the year but student parents have the choice of term-time only. Places are subject to availability. Student parents are represented on the Supporting On Campus Childcare Group (SOC) and the Students' Union runs a Student Parents Group for students who are parents or who have caring responsibilities.