Support and wellbeing
Student Services Centre
Visit the Student Services Centre to access careers advice, health and wellbeing services, counselling, information about part-time work, fee and accommodation payments, new or replacement ID cards, visa and immigration support and much more. Our experienced and helpful staff are available Monday to Friday in the Charles Wilson Building.
If you’re an undergraduate starting in September, we’ll pair you with a peer mentor to welcome you into the University, to share experiences and to provide informal advice. There’s no such thing as a silly question, so you can ask away – whether it’s about the University, student life, or the city around you. Medical students will be appointed a mentor through an internal scheme coordinated by the Medical School.
The AccessAbility Centre offers a range of services to all students who have specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, disabilities or long-term conditions, including mental health, which have a substantial day to day impact on their studies. If you are a UK student, the AccessAbility Centre can help you with applications for the Disabled Students’ Allowance.
The Students' Union isn't just the home of the bars, shops and societies. Your Union is there to support you throughout your time at University. The Education Unit is one of the key services the Union provides. They offer free and impartial advice on all academic issues. Nightline is a student-run helpline that operates between 8.00pm and 8.00am to provide confidential support if you need a chat. You can also access the #LeicsTalk service to help you find the support service you need. The Union has also organised discounted taxi rates for students to make sure you get home safely.
This confidential service offers one-to-one and group support to students managing mental health issues. The aim of the service is to support students to manage their mental wellbeing and to assist students to lessen the impact these issues might have on their studies.
The Chaplaincy is a place to help you express your spiritual side while you're here at university. There are friendly Christian chaplains from a wide range of churches, or we can put you in touch with representatives of most of the world faiths found in Leicester.
It’s important to register with a local doctor when you arrive, particularly if you have a pre-existing condition. The nearest doctor to campus is Victoria Park Health Centre. Other doctors can be found on NHS Choices. (If you're an international student, it's worth checking if you need any vaccinations before you travel to the UK).
The University has a Nursery on campus providing weekday care for children aged six months to five years.
Useful contacts - phone and email details for departments and staff that can help you with support and wellbeing.