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Student support

If you need a bit of extra support while at the University, we have an extensive welfare system in place, and consistently high retention rates.*

If you have a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD), long-term health condition, mental health condition or disability, please see the information on our disabled students' page.

Students supporting students

Throughout the University and Colleges, there’s an extensive student-run welfare network. The University Students’ Union (CUSU) provides an independent, professional and confidential Advice Service, offering information, support and impartial advice by phone, by email or in person at the CUSU Office.

CUSU also runs campaigns and initiatives about issues surrounding mental health, sexual health and disabilities. As every student is a member of the Students’ Union, CUSU seeks to represent them all effectively.

In addition, every College students’ union has its own welfare officer or team, and many Colleges assign ‘College parents’ (students in other years) to new students to help them settle in and find their feet.


* Higher Education Statistics Agency; all UK domiciled full-time first degree entrants (March 2018).