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, money advice and help and support with personal issues, and much more. Our experienced and helpful staff are available Monday to Friday in the Charles Wilson Building.
The Students' Union has a transitions toolkit, which helps you to settle into university life. It covers starting university, study skills, and managing your wellbeing and finances. The Students' Union Advice Service provides free, confidential support and signposting you need to adjust, advance and achieve during your studies. This includes academic, accommodation or personal problems. Should you need it, Nightline is a student-run helpline that operates between 8.00pm and 8.00am to provide confidential support if you need a chat.
We'll also match you up with a peer mentor: someone from the second or third year, who is studying a subject similar to you, to welcome you to the University and provide informal advice.
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.
If you have concerns about managing your money, trained advisers in the Student Services Centre can help go through the options that are available for you. If you are having financial difficulties you may be eligible for funding from the hardship fund. If you have told us you have a disability, are a young carer or care leaver, or are unexpectedly struggling with your finances, you may be able to get some extra money from us. There are also a number of bursaries and scholarships available.
If you're looking for a part time job, Unitemps - our on campus recruitment agency - offers jobs opportunities which can work around your studies.
Career Development Service
The Career Development Service offers appointments in career coaching, application coaching, mock interviews and more, to give you the skills and knowledge to explore and achieve whatever you might be applying for, whether this is a part-time job, placement, or graduate role. We also run a variety of workshops that range from learning how to write an effective CV and cover letter, to learning how to disclose a disability to an employer.
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.
Spiritual and religious wellbeing
You can find a welcome at the Gatehouse Chaplaincy Centre (opposite Entrance 2, Mayor’s Walk). The team of Chaplains offers support and encouragement to everyone, of all faiths and none, through advice, pastoral care and hospitality. We have information about places of worship and contacts with Leicester’s various faith communities. Find out more on the Chaplaincy website or contact us with any questions.
Register with a local doctor
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.