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Supported social groups

Student Support facilitates a number of social groups which you may find helpful.

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Join one of our groups

Our supported social groups offer students with a similar experience or common interest the chance to come together in a safe and supported environment that aims to help you meet other students, make friends, and support your overall wellbeing. They are particularly beneficial if you feel lonely, are finding it hard to make friends and/or experiencing anxiety, social anxiety or low mood.

Social Networking Group (SNG)

A weekly supported social group for students who are feeling lonely or isolated. It is a supported environment where students can meet each other and start to make friends. We always have an (optional) informal activity like arts and crafts, board games, baking or a walk. You can also just come along to hang out or read a book. It is a safe space where it's ok to feel shy, anxious or socially awkward and the group is always staffed to support everyone to settle in and feel safe. More details.

LGBTQ+ Support and Socialise

A monthly support group for students who want a safe space to meet and feel more confident and comfortable with their LGBTQ+ identity and for students who are questioning or exploring their identity. The group is facilitated Jet (he/him) and Grace (they/them). More details.

Garden Club

A weekly group for students who enjoy or want to spend more time in nature. Help maintain our garden, grow vegetables, learn about plants or take part in one of the many garden craft sessions. This is a supported group led by our gardener Emma, giving you the opportunity to meet others in a relaxed safe space. Book onto a session using our Wellbeing Activities page.

Bereavement Social Group

A monthly social group for students who have had a recent or historical bereavement that is affecting wellbeing, and possibly your studies. This is not a therapy group and doesn’t require anyone to talk about their experiences: it is a safe space where you can choose to be quiet, or to share how you have been doing. We have good conversation, and we also have fun. And there’s always free food! More details.

Autism Social Group (ASG)

A supported social group for students with autism/ASC or for those who identify as autistic. ASG is facilitated by a disability adviser in collaboration with a student ambassador, and a range of indoor and outdoor activities are offered which are decided by the group. More details.

MOMENTUM (Men’s Student Network)

A programme of weekly activities and events for students who want a non-judgemental space that is just for men (including anyone identifying as male / a man), where you can meet up, hang out, talk about how things are going or just simply be. Momentum is facilitated by Tom (he/him). More details.

Wellbeing events and activities

Student Support runs lots of other regular wellbeing activities, events and courses throughout the year, including cooking, gardening, dog walking, anxiety workshops and more.

Find out what’s available on our Wellbeing activities page.

Follow Student Support on Instagram where we advertise everything all year round @bathstusupport.

Social Prescribing at Bath

Our social prescribing programme connects students to activities that help improve wellbeing, reduce social isolation, learn a new skill and have fun. Students can choose from art, nature, yoga, and exercise courses. Students report that our courses:

  • reduce feelings of stress and anxiety
  • reduce feelings of loneliness
  • improve overall mood and wellbeing
  • increase their sense of belonging at Bath
  • gives them something to look forward to every week

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