New Students

Access support services and ask for help

Your health and wellbeing are really important. Our support and advice services are available if you ever need help.

Here to Help Guide

Our Here to Help guide provide an overview of the wide range of support and development opportunities that we offer at the University.

Download our Here to Help Guide


Academic support

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How to access study skills resources and apply for extensions, learning adjustments and special circumstances.

Study skills support

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We offer a range of facilities and services to assist you with your academic progress and development.

Advice and peer support

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We provide a wide range of support services, from consulting assistance with your studies, to dealing with accommodation concerns.

Student wellbeing services

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We provide a range of services to support your wellbeing including the Student Disability Service, Chaplaincy and Residence Life Team.

Manage your wellbeing

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As you prepare to start your studies at university, you may be excited and also a bit apprehensive. Evidence suggests that the following five steps can improve your mental wellbeing. If you try them, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life.

Financial support

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If you are experiencing unexpected financial difficulty during your time at University, there are a number of resources at the University available to help and advise you on matters that concern you. 

Manage culture shock

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Culture shock can be caused by differences in language, weather, clothing, food, people and expectations on time. Watch our videos on culture shock to learn more about what you may experience and how to manage it.