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Student Support & Wellbeing
Student Support and Wellbeing
As a Durham student, you'll find a wide support network available to you while studying at the University. Our aim is for you to feel well, comfortable, and able to get the best out of all aspects of your university experience.
We can offer, or can direct you to, a range of services and facilities. Whether through your College, the Students’ Union, or the central support teams, you will find that there is someone accessible if you need help. Here are the main areas covered.
Student Support Areas
Support Services
There is a dedicated student support team within each College that are able to offer support on a range of issues.
The Counselling Service is a team of trained and experienced practitioners to help you manage any difficulties that are impacting your successful engagement with your studies and with University life.
Disability Support offers advice and guidance to both prospective and current students within the University. We also arrange appropriate provision for disabled students, as well as offer support to those who think they may have a disability.
At Durham University we take the health and well being of our students very seriously. Before you arrive in Durham, we encourage students to pre-register with a local GP practice in advance and ensure that their vaccinations are up to date.
Keeping your finances under control is vital to enjoying your time at University. Find out how to manage your money as a student, and who to turn to if things go wrong.
We recognise that sexual misconduct and violence such as rape and harassment are matters of international concern. Through our Sexual Misconduct & Violence Operations Group, we are focused on making Durham a safer place to live, work and study.
The work of the Student Conduct Office covers student complaints, student discipline, allegations of student misconduct, and sexual misconduct and violence. Our Office works closely with Departments and Colleges across the University to offer advice on cases within our remit.
We provide advice for international students looking to enter or extend their leave to remain in the UK to study. We also work with Departments across the University to ensure compliance with UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) regulations.
County Durham drug and alcohol recovery service is a confidential service that is here to support and help.
Our wellbeing classes run every week and consist of a range of exercise classes, specialist counselling and talking services and meditation. The student wellbeing programme consists of; Yoga, Pilates, High-Intensity Interval Classes, Abs Classes, Zumba and more!
Discover what Durham and the surrounding area has to offer in the form of faith support and different faith communities.
The University has a Diversity and Equality mission to embrace diversity by promoting and maintaining an inclusive and supportive work and study environment that enables all members of our University community to achieve their full potential.
Our Durham SU exists for a purpose: We're the champion of every Durham student. We're interested in the things that matter to them. We stand up for their rights. We bring them together. We celebrate their success.
Read our statement on Durham University's Duty of Care to students and staff.
Student Safety
Durham University is committed to providing a safe environment in which our students can live and study, and we provide advice and information on things you can do to help keep yourself and your fellow students safe.
The University is a safe place to live, work and study. We are a partner on Durham's City Safety Group, working closely with Durham County Council, Durham Constabulary, Students Union and Durham Cathedral to ensure the city is a safe and welcoming environment.
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Care Leavers
Find out more about our support for those leaving care to come to Durham and our guidance on informing parents about a student's health and wellbeing.
Care Leavers
Nursery Facilities
Our University Nursery in Durham caters for children from 6 weeks to school age. It is open from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday throughout the year.
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Informing Parents or External Partners
The University is aware of the current debate within the sector and in the media about student consent for their university to alert parents or carers where there are concerns about their health and wellbeing.
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Contact Us
Find out more about student support and wellbeing at Durham.
Email our Director of Wellbeing
Email Wellbeing and Support Office
Email Disability Support

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