The assessment period can be a particularly stressful time, but if you feel you are suffering from more than a bout of exam nerves, then extra support is available. You don’t need to struggle on your own, and the following services and resources are free and confidential for all students.
Student Support Services
Student Services offer comprehensive advice, support and information on a wide range of non-academic issues including:
- Counselling Service
- Mental Health Advisory Service
- Advice and Guidance
- Disability Advice and Guidance
- International Advice and Guidance
- Money Advice and Guidance
The Alsop Building on campus is accessible by appointment. The team are also using Microsoft Teams to run virtual appointments. To book please contact via phone or email between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday or use the Online Booking System.
Student Services provide a confidential service. You can find out more by downloading our Confidentiality Information leaflet.
The KnowHow team provide online academic support to help you to succeed in your studies. They have put together a series of resources that are full of useful advice on preparing for online assessments. These include tutorials on Canvas through the module ‘Canvas KnowHow: Study for Success’.
Make the most of the support available from help with preparing for online assessments, through to advice on answering essay questions, developing time management strategies, note taking, statistics, critical reading and academic integrity.
The Student Services team have created a menu of self-help resources for a number of different topics including anxiety, depression, stress, imposter syndrome and sleep. The range of resources are designed to give you some ideas on what you can do to stop problems from escalating. Have a look and you may find an answer to your concern. For more information please click here.
Togetherall is a free mental health and wellbeing service that provides online support. It is a safe place to connect with others who are experiencing similar feelings, and there are trained professionals on hand 24/7.
It is totally anonymous, so no one will know you’ve chosen to use it unless you tell them. And, if sharing isn’t your thing, we have tools and courses to help you look after yourself, along with plenty of resources to explore.
More than three quarters of members feel better as a result of using the service. You can get support at any time of the day or night, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Silvercloud self-help modules
The University has partnered with SilverCloud Health to offer a suite of free online self-help modules that are available to all students. The programme is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and will provide you with tools and techniques to help manage stress, anxiety and depression and bring balance into your life.
The University has renewed its partnership with mental fitness app Fika to continue to give all students access to an additional tool to stay motivated, productive, focused and connected during remote work and study, as well as develop skills to help you in the future.
On the app you can work through courses, learn from expert psychologists, other students, academics and professional athletes in short video, audio and text programmes, to understand and improve the 7 skills of Mental Fitness.
Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. The charity empowers students and members of the University community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change.
Wellbeing reading list
The Library have created a full wellbeing reading list that includes everything from Mindfulness and meditation to Personal growth and skills development. All accessible through the University library online.
Other support networks
The Student Services team have collated a number of different resources to support everyone to stay safe and well. Networks you might find useful include The Samaritans, who offer a 24-hour helpline (116 123), and the Students Against Depression website.