Semester One information

Health and Wellbeing

It's important to prioritise your health and wellbeing at this time. The University and the Students' Association have a number of resources and services available for you to use.

Managing your wellbeing remotely

Feeling overwhelmed and anxious is understandable, especially as we adapt to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. 

Read Young Minds’ blog on managing anxiety during the Coronavirus outbreak: What to do if you’re anxious about Coronavirus.

Read the Government's guidance on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Social networks

Maintaining social networks, even online, can help maintain a sense of normality, and provide valuable outlets for sharing feelings and relieving stress.

The Virtual Neighbourhood has been created by the Students' Association to help you stay connected, supported and share a space to have a little bit of fun during tough times like these. Join the Facebook group to share what’s helping you through this time and connect with other students.

Five Ways to Wellbeing

The University promotes the New Economic Foundation’s ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ as a great resource to help you maintain positive wellbeing:

  • Connect: Talk and listen, be there, feel connected.
  • Be active: Do what you can, enjoy what you do, move your mood.
  • Take notice: Remember the simple things that give you joy.
  • Keep learning: Embrace new experiences, see opportunities, surprise yourself.
  • Give: Your time, your words, your presence.

Let’s Talk podcast

The Let’s Talk podcast has launched a special ‘Life in Lockdown’ series to look into the diverse changes and challenges our University community is experiencing as a result of Covid-19.

Our Chaplain, Harriet Harris leads this series and is joined by students and staff to talk about how they are learning to acclimatise to the new way of living, working and studying away from the University.

Listen to the podcast

Student Accommodation

If you are staying in University accommodation, the Residence Life team are available to provide you with 24/7 advice and support. Find them on their website.

School support

You can speak to the Student Support Team in your School. 

Health and wellbeing services

Our wellbeing services are currently working remotely but we are still online and ready to support you. From Monday 21 September, our new Health and Wellbeing Centre at 7 Bristo Square will open for appointments.  

The Centre houses the Student Counselling and Disability Services, the University Medical Centre and the University Pharmacy.

We are currently preparing the building to ensure that it is safe for students and staff in line with University and Scottish Government guidance on hygiene and physical distancing.

 Access to free sanitary products

Students are still able to access free sanitary products on campus. Due to Covid-19 measures, collections points have been reduced. You can currently collect them from:

  • The University Pharmacy (Health and Wellbeing Centre, Bristo Square)
  • ACE Recepetion (Pollock Halls)

Find out more about the free access to sanitary products scheme on the Health and Wellbeing webpages.

Additional information

Information (in Chinese) on the services available to students can be found on these leaflets:

Student Services Guide Simplified Chinese

Student Services Guide Traditional Chinese


Contact us

If you have further questions about our Wellbeing services, please get in touch.

Contact us about wellbeing