New Students

Health and Support Information

Information about accessing NHS healthcare as a student, arrange learning adjustments if you have a disability, and find out how the University can support your health and wellbeing.

Getting support from the Disability & Learning Support Service

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If you have a disability, chronic health condition, or learning difference, please get in touch with the Student Disability team as soon as possible. We can help support your learning. The sooner you get in touch with us, the better.

Essential vaccinations and immunisations

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The University encourages you to protect yourself by having the appropriate vaccinations.

Dentists and opticians

Information on how to access dental and optician services as a student

Private health insurance

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Private insurance is an option for short term or visiting students who feel like they would like more medical support.

Your student wellbeing services

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Useful information and services to help you maintain your wellbeing.

Report and Support 

Report and Support is a platform for reporting distressing situations related to sexual violence, harassment, domestic abuse, stalking and more.

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Emergency services: call 999

For emergency services, including police, fire brigade and ambulance, call 999.

Emergency services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Emergency Departments (Accident & Emergency)

NHS 24: Call 111

NHS 24 provides health information and self care advice.

If you need to speak to a doctor outside opening hours (non-emergency) you can contact NHS 24 by calling 111.

NHS 24 online advice

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