The Wellbeing Service, run by Student Services, offers help and support with all welfare and wellbeing issues. If you have an academic problem such as an issue with your supervisor, or need advice on an emotional or practical issue, you can talk to a Wellbeing Adviser or come along to a daily drop-in session.
Student Services' Counselling and Mental Health team offers counselling sessions, groups, workshops and one to one sessions specifically for postgraduate students. If you are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, counsellors can give you space to explore challenges you are facing and help you to find solutions that work for you. They can also support and complement your access to NHS services if you have a long-term mental health condition.
Student Services can also provide you with practical information on specific issues that might be concerning you such as suspending your study, pregnancy, and sick pay if you are a funded student and fall ill during your studies.
The SU Advice & Support Centre also has professional advisors who can offer confidential, independent and non-judgemental information, advice and support.
Alongside these professional services, we have our Doctoral Peer Support scheme where you can have regular one-to-one meetings with a fellow doctoral student. With your peer supporter you can discuss issues arising from working remotely on your doctoral studies, or just have informal chats to support your wellbeing.