Academic Services


Promoting wellbeing for students (and staff).

Peer support

The ‘Wellcomm’ group is a peer support group aiming to improve mental health and wellbeing and ‘wellbeing Champions’ in Biological Sciences support wellbeing across the School.

The School of Biological Sciences hosts SolidariTEA where students can share their experiences over tea and cake. This regular student-led initiative provides informal support and advice for postgraduate research students.

Contact:  Dr Nicholas Savill, Director of Quality, School of Biological Sciences

Online support

Chemunity is an online student-staff collaborative project in the School of Chemistry. One of its key aims is to promote good mental health and well-being.

Contact:  Dr Simon Daff, Director of Quality, School of Chemistry


Chemistry provides mental health training for all PhD supervisors and a guide for staff and students.

Contact: School Director of Quality, School of Chemistry


The Centre for Open Learning has a staff wellbeing policy.

Contact: School Director of Quality, Centre for Open Learning 

Dealing with complex student cases

Residence Life has innovations in relation to dealing with complex, student welfare issues and a new mental health appointment within the team. (Commended by Student Support Services Annual Review)

Contact: Service Director

The Advice Place triages drop in users to manage volumes, increased demand and the impacts on students. (Commended by Student Support Services Annual Review)

Contact: Advice Place Manager

The Chaplaincy provides a range of opportunities, support offering different perspectives and positively engages in dealing with complex student welfare cases. (Commended by Student Support Services Annual Review)

Contact: Chaplaincy