Health and Wellbeing support

During your studies you may become ill or require additional support for your health and wellbeing, the University offers a range of support for all students. 

Mental health and wellbeing services

Our mental health and wellbeing services include counselling, personalised support, drop in sesisons and worksops, offering a range of support to suit your needs. We also have dedicated Wellbeing Officers in each school that will hold regular drop-in sessions for you to come in for a chat and to discuss any issues you may be having. The University also have a service called UB Heard a free confidential service for all student offering 24/7 support. You can also access a range of self-care and self-help materials alongside information about crisis services and other resources that are available on the mental health & wellbeing pages on the intranet.

Your health: Register with a Doctor

It is important that you are able to access local health services by registering with a local Doctor (General Practitioner (GP) Surgery) close to your term time address. A GP can provide support for your mental and physical health, and they are usually the first health service you should contact when you are experiencing a problem. It is simple and free - and for International Students, the immigration health surcharge will entitle Tier 4 students to access NHS care in the UK at no additional cost in the same way as a permanent UK resident. 


COVID-19 vaccination

As with students currently in the UK, all international students arriving from September will be eligible for a vaccination. Anybody aged 18 or over (or under 18 in some circumstances) in the UK is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination for free, regardless of their nationality or immigration status. More information is available from the NHS website, including information on which vaccine you may receive.

We strongly encourage you to register with a GP, and follow the guidance provided by the NHS to get vaccinated if you are eligible.

Student Disabilty Service

For students with a declared disability, long term mental health condition or a specific learning need, the Student Disability Team will be available to provide support throughout your studies.

Mental health and wellbeing support at the University




Professional Services