We understand that you may require some emotional support throughout your course and can provide some sources of support which are available to all students.
Personal tutor and tutorials
Throughout your studies, you will have a personal tutor who will meet with you regularly. As well as discussing your progress, your tutor can support you with any difficulties you may encounter. Tutorials are held at least termly. More details about the role of the personal tutor can be found in your course handbook.
Student advice and consultation service (only available in term time)
During your studies, personal and professional issues might arise that you do not wish to share with your personal tutor. If this happens you can seek help in complete confidence from our student advice and consultation service. Students are eligible for three sessions with a staff volunteer who is a member of the professional staff within the Trust. In the initial meeting an assessment will be made of the nature of the difficulty. The follow-up sessions will review whether any further help of a specialist or longer term nature is required and the student will be given assistance in finding such help. Confidentiality is assured and you will be seen by a staff member who is not connected to your studies. No notes will be kept of the consultation.
This service is only available in term time to current students and is co-ordinated by Kate McWilliams.
If you are on a clinical course where you will be seeing patients, you will need to have personal therapy throughout the length of your course. In some instances, you may need to be in therapy for a year prior to, as well as during, your clinical training.
If you have any concerns arising from this, you should discuss them with your personal tutor, course lead or course administrator, and we’ll endeavour to support you however we can.