Wellbeing & Support Guidance

Wellbeing Officers provide professional support, advice and guidance to students across a range of issues.

The Wellbeing team will meet you to discuss extensions you may need, advise on disability and reasonable adjustments, and extenuating circumstances, or talk through either crisis or longer term problems you may be experiencing. They can also help you access the wider support network available either on or beyond campus. Their main areas of work include:

  • Co-ordinating the student support system within your school and college
  • Providing confidential, neutral and impartial advice and guidance on any personal and academic issues that may be preventing you from attending and engaging in your course
  • Practical help and emotional support linking into wider University Mental Health and Wellbeing services where necessary
  • Helping students access reasonable adjustments relative to disability and then acting as consultant to Personal Tutors, Module Tutors and Students regarding reasonable adjustment plans
  • Acting as a central point of contact for extenuating circumstances, deferral of assessments, alternative assessments, and leaves of absence

Wellbeing Officers hold daily drop-in sessions (the times for which are advertised on the Wellbeing CANVAS page) or are able to offer pre-booked appointments by telephone or in person.

Wellbeing Contacts

Birmingham Law School: Kate Hands-Harvey, Libby Proctor (email: law.welfare@contacts.bham.ac.uk)

School of History and Cultures: Adrian Powney, Kate Hands-Harvey, Di Brown (email: shacwelfare@contacts.bham.ac.uk)

School of Languages, Classics, Art History, & Music: Iain Cormack (email: lcahmwelfare@contacts.bham.ac.uk)

School of English, Drama, and Creative Studies: Sonia Suman, Andy Irwin (email: edacswelfare@contacts.bham.ac.uk)

School of Philosophy, Theology, & Religion: Anna Read (email: ptrwelfare@contacts.bham.ac.uk)

Graduate School (PGR Wellbeing Lead): Anna Read (email: calpgrwellbeing@contacts.bham.ac.uk)

What other support is Available?