Postgraduate Advice | Welfare

Our trained Advisors can confidentially support and advise you on any wellbeing related issues and any impact they may have on your studies.

As a Postgraduate student, we understand that your course may be over a much greater period of time than Undergraduates, with very different stress factors on your wellbeing.


Click on each category for guidance and the support available to you.

As a PG student we recognise that you will be required to undertake large periods of independent study and may experience different stressors relating to your work, research, or personal life.

It is more important than you feel able to look after your own wellbeing and know how to access support when you need it. This might include making sure you are managing your time effectively and getting a good work-life balance, continuing to engage with the wider community in your department, School or SU, developing wellbeing strategies to manage everyday life, and ensuring you have a strong support network around you.

The Student Wellbeing Centre offer various workshops on getting organised, presentation skills and more found here.

Whilst it is important to implement self-coping strategies to manage your own wellbeing, it is also okay to seek support from professional on and off-campus services. We advise that you get in touch as soon as you feel your wellbeing is affected so that our trained advisors can go through all options available to you.

Drop-in 12-2pm Monday to Friday or

As a PG student you are entitled to access the same support services as undergraduate students. Please see contact details for academic, professional and campus services below:

  1. SU Advice Centre
    Academic, Welfare, Finance, Housing
    01522 837000
    [email protected]
    Drop in Mon-Fri 12-2pm
  2. Accommodation Services
    01522 886198/231
    [email protected]
  3. University Advice Service & International Advice Team
    01522 837495
    [email protected]
  4. Student Funding Team
    01522 886739/6265
    [email protected]
  5. English Language Centre
    01522 886102
    [email protected]
  6. Student Wellbeing Centre
    01522 886400
    [email protected]
  7. Multi-faith Chaplaincy
    01522 886400
    [email protected]
  8. ICT Services
  9. Library
    01522 886222
    [email protected]
  10. Secretariat
  11. Estates Department
    01522 886777
    [email protected]
  12. Health Centre
    01522 870010

    Drop-in 12-2pm Monday to Friday or

If you are aged 21 or over, you are considered to be a “mature student”.

If you are looking to find like-minded mature students to connect with and find social engagement opportunities, the Students’ Union has loads of amazing opportunities such as volunteering and societies/sports.


The above have been identified for PG students, please click here to see all welfare advice provided by the SU Advice Centre.

Drop-in 12-2pm Monday to Friday or