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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. Every College students’ union has its own welfare officer or team that can provide support and advice to students. Many Colleges also assign ‘College parents’ (students in other years) to new students to help them settle in.

The Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU) runs campaigns and initiatives about issues that matter to the student community. As every student is a member of the Students’ Union, CUSU seeks to represent them all effectively. In addition to this, most clubs, societies and College students’ unions have officers representing various groups within the University. They are able to provide support and advice to ensure all of our students enjoy their time at Cambridge.

Students’ Union Advice Service

The Students’ Union Advice Service (SUAS) provides independent, professional and confidential advice to students by phone, email or in person. Currently run by CUSU and the Graduate Union, the four SUAS advisers deal with many different
issues, both personal and academic, and help students access the support they need while at the University.

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* Higher Education Statistics Agency; all UK domiciled full-time first degree entrants (March 2019).