Support for Students

As a student at Northumbria University we want you to be able to access and get the most out of everything that university life has to offer.

caption: Download  BrochureWe realise that alongside your academic life, you will be managing your day-to-day life, including money and budgets, living in a new city or country, and your relationships, friendships and family responsibilities. From time to time when juggling such demands, specialist advice and support is invaluable for all of us.

The services that we provide complement those provided within your academic faculty. Your faculty is a very important source of advice and information about your course and studies. However, for many types of support – around disability issues, faith issues, counselling and mental health support, finance, welfare issues and international student support – the University has also set up a range of central Student Support and Wellbeing services, to ensure that you have access to Ssw _accredtrained professionals with the right expertise.

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Welfare and health support

To help you enjoy your University experience to the full, we offer information, guidance and support on a wide range of welfare and health issues.

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Financial support

Coming to university can present its own financial challenges. We can help by giving you guidance and support on many financial issues, including scholarships, bursaries, loans and grants.

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International student support

To help you settle into the UK, we offer information and guidance on many issues that might arise, including visa and immigration queries.

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Disability and dyslexia support

We work to ensure that the educational opportunities we provide are inclusive for all students, including the many disabled students who make the great choice to come and study here.

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Counselling and mental health support

Our multi-disciplinary practitioners offer a range of support services for students with personal, emotional and mental health issues. The variety of services we offer means that we can help you in a way which is most suitable for you.

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Chaplaincy and faith advice

We provide spiritual and pastoral support across all faiths and beliefs. We also arrange trips and activities to help you to make friends.

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Change of circumstances

Should your circumstances change while at university, we are here to help you to access support and to make an informed choice on next steps.

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