Our Student Welfare Team are always on hand to support you with any queries or personal matters that you may come across during your studies. Our friendly team are here to help, so do not be afraid to ask for their support and advice, no matter how big or small you think your issue is.
Phone: +44 (0)207 656 8420
In addition to the services below, we have put together a selection of helpful guides and resources, available to download to support you throughout your studies.
To view our guides, click on the buttons:Studying and Self-Care During Lockdown Preparing for the New Norm Reverse Culture Shock Help Yourself to Self-Esteem Control Your Anxiety The Stages of Grief Mindfulness Staying Safe Online
If you require health advice, due to current concerns or if not sure about an urgent medical problem your first decision may be to head to the hospital when you may not need to.
Contact your local GP (doctor) service, or contact the NHS Helpline on 111 available 24 hours every day. You can also call 18001 111 on a textphone.
For non-emergency situations, where it is not immediate danger call 101.
Call 999 to get some immediate help, if there is immediate danger, of injury or loss of life.
If you require housing advice contact an expert housing advisor on 0808 800 4444. They are open 8am-8pm weekdays, 9am-5pm on weekends.
If your situation is urgent and you have nowhere to sleep, might be homeless soon, are at risk of harm or feeling very overwhelmed about your housing situation, then you can call the emergency helpline on 0808 1644 660.
You may also be able to contact your local Council for advice and assistance.
If you are having financial difficulties or to apply for access to hardship funds available for students, please contact our Welfare Team using the below contact details:
Phone: +44 (0)207 656 8420
For more useful advice, guidance and tools to help financial management, you can also download our Student Money Guide.Student Money Guide
If you are feeling overwhelmed, suicidal or just need someone to talk to you can contact the Samaritans, who are open 24 hours a day, on 166 123 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, if you are already in contact with your local mental health services, then you could call them for support and assistance.
Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. Their Student Space will be available 24/7 throughout the holidays.
If you need to, or have already done so, call 999 to get some immediate help.
We are here for you. We have put together a handful of helpful guides to offer support to you whilst you are studying with us.How to Manage Stress Reducing Anxiety and Panic Talking and Counselling Therapy Keeping Calm
You can speak to a member of the National Domestic Violence Helpline team. The team will provide a listening ear if you want to talk about your experiences and support you to work through your options in the short and long term. The Helpline can also help you to access refuge accommodation, or other specialist domestic violence services, if you need them.
The below helplines are available 24/7:
Women’s and Children’s Advice line: 0808 200 0247
Men’s Advice line: 0808 801 0327
If you or a member of your family are in immediate danger call 999 to get some immediate help.
We have put together an information pack to offer support to any students that may be experiencing signs of domestic violence.Domestic Violence and Abuse Guide
The national Rape Crisis helpline is open 12 noon – 2.30pm and 7 – 9.30pm every day of the year.
You can call them on:
Women’s advice line: 0808 802 9999
National Male Survivors Helpline: 0808 800 5005
You may also wish to make a report to the Police on 101 (non-emergency) or if you are in immediate danger contact 999.