Your health and wellbeing are of paramount importance to us. As a result, we have lots of different kinds of support available to ensure your time with us is overwhelmingly positive.
Just scroll down to see what our various support departments and their staff do to help you remain on track.
Our Student Services team is experienced in providing help, support and advice for all situations.
The team can assist with a range of topics including finance, learning difficulties, personal issues and health & wellbeing.
Importantly, they will always treat your questions or concerns with respect and confidentiality.
If things get on top of you, we have experienced and qualified counselling staff with whom you can speak confidentially to gain the support you need to move forward.
Problems you may wish to discuss could include bereavement, sexuality, relationships, eating disorders and depression.
Skills Development & Learning Assistants
If you require additional help with your studies, particularly if you struggle with literacy and numeracy, then we are always on-hand to give you support and advice.
Assistance may include help with study skills like time management, organisation and revision, or could be extra support with coursework.
Assistive technology will be provided to support specific needs where necessary, and the team will assess whether special exam arrangements are also appropriate.
Our specialist tutors help across the full range of curriculum areas, and all support will be individualised and confidential.
Disabilities & Learning Differences
If you have a history of benefitting from extra assistance, your needs will be assessed before you enrol and any necessary arrangements will be made. Our Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Manager will be happy to discuss any support needs with you.
The Reflections Room
The Reflections Room is a quiet space for students and staff of all faith groups, as well and for those for whom religion has no particular significance. It has been designed to be the ideal setting for prayer, quiet contemplation, or simply taking time out to reflect.
The Inspiration Room
We have a specially designed Inspiration Room, which is staffed by Learning Assistants. This facility is available for students on the autistic spectrum and other vulnerable students who might benefit from a quiet space.
You can find the service you need and book appointments online.
If you need help now, but it is not an emergency, please go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111
Mental Health Support
You can call the Samaritans about any issue affecting your wellbeing. Text Shout to 85258
Click here for other helpful organisations.
Sexual Health Advice
Hampshire: let’s talk about it
Wiltshire: Sexual Health
Dorset: Sexual Health Dorset
The Staying Alive free app is a suicide prevention resource.
Calm is an app to help you sleep better, boost your confidence and reduce any stress and anxiety you may feel.
Head Space provides guided meditations to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Balance provides mindful meditation opportunities for dealing with stress, anxiety and sleep problems.
WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan – is a free app designed to assist with mental health issues.