Created as a living memorial for all local people who made sacrifices during the First World War, and built on a legacy of kindness, we are committed to supporting our staff, students, and wider community impacted by ongoing conflicts or world events across the globe. Since 2018 we have been a University of Sanctuary, supporting refugees and asylum seekers to help them to fulfil their potential, through scholarships, research and supporting education projects such as Bright Path Futures and the RefugEAP Programme. You can also find out more details about our response to the conflict in Ukraine.
Our student support
- Mental health, welfare and wellbeing support and signposting for students through our Student Support Services and Students’ Union. Schools/Distance Learning Hub can provide academic support and advice, such as for mitigating circumstances, if a student has been unable to submit or attend an assessment on time due to significant events beyond their control.
- Students can access Togetherall using their email address: a confidential, online mental health support community, run by trained professionals, and available 24/7. They can also call Health Assured’s 24 hour confidential helpline on 0800 028 3766.
- Emergency hardship funds (log-in required) to support students who are financially impacted and struggling to meet immediate living costs.
- We have over 200 student societies which help students to build communities with others of similar interests and backgrounds.
Our staff support
- Staff support (log-in required), including our special leave policy (log-in required) and access to our 24/7 Validium helpline (log-in required).
- We recommend that you follow Government advice, as well as Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office guidance, for the latest information on travelling abroad, safety, security and travel warnings.
Explore our research
As Citizens of Change, our researchers are dedicated to researching some of today’s most critical issues. Our five areas of research strength: human health, sustaining the world, cultural and natural heritage, social justice and inclusion, and space power and AI, allow our researchers to significantly improve lives and societies through the power and impact of their research. Find out more about our research.
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