Your Health, Wellbeing & Financial Support
Many things have a positive impact on our own health and wellbeing. Social interaction with your peers as well as sports and society activities are very important in helping everyone engage student life in safe and healthy ways.
Details on student societies, sports clubs and other opportunities can all be found in the Student Communities and Opportunities block. The College of Arts have a wealth of support available to current students including Disability and Counselling Services, Financial Information, and other avenues of support.
Disability & Counselling Services
The Disability Service empowers students & staff with disabilities, learning difficulties and medical conditions, to experience in full what the University has to offer. A full range of provisions and specialist support can be provided with the full details available at the Disability Services web site.
Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides central support focused on assisting students with their health and wellbeing. CAPS also provides peer support networks and training for students who are interested in providing a listening ear to their peers, as well as providing both emotional and practical support. Full details can be found on the CAPS web pages but some specific resources that you may find useful are:
- Peer Support - how to access this support or become trained to provide support to others.
- CAPS advice on looking after your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic
- Self Help Resources - for times when you may wish to focus on your own health.
- Togetherall - an anonymous safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings and learn how to improve and self-manage your mental health and wellbeing. Access is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and gives you access to trained professionals available 24/7 to keep the community safe.
The Financial Aid Team administer funding intended to benefit as many eligible students as possible to help them to complete their studies here at the University of Glasgow.
They offer support including, but not limited to, administration of:
The Hardship Fund which provides one-off emergency payments that can be used to cover exceptional costs incurred in relation to accommodation, subsistence, technology and travel. You can complete a Hardship Fund Application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, from your University email account.
- SAAS HEI Discretionary and Childcare Funds. The 2020/21 funds will largely follow the 2019/20 guidelines below however the application process for 20/21 is currently under review and will be confirmed by September.
You can see the full list of support available here.
If you are applying for SAAS Funding for repeat study please visit the SAAS Funding and Repeat Study - Student Guide.
Discover additional funding opportunities for Post Graduate College of Arts students.
Other Resources and Sources of Support
- The Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council (SRC) works tirelessly to support the students of Glasgow University and ensure their time here is as enjoyable, safe and interesting as possible. Day-in, day-out they are here to help, or even just listen to, the concerns of students. Contact details as well links to the advice centre, volunteering opportunities etc can all be found at the SRC web pages.
- The SRC Look After Yourself Guide. Look After Yourself is a cross-campus, student-led effort aimed at supporting well-being by taking breaks through organised events, activities, highlighting the importance of mindfulness and other schemes throughout the year, especially around exam time. The Look After Yourself Guide can be download from the SRC web pages.
- Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity. Student Minds empowers students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change. Whether you are looking for support for your own mental health at university, support for a friend or loved one, or for services that might be available to you as a student full details can be found at the Student Minds website.
Key University Policies and Guides to be Aware of
The University has many student support policies designed to protect and safeguard every students work and studies. The full list of these policies can be found at the Senate Office Student Support web pages. Some specific ones to highlight here are:
- The Accessible and Inclusive Learning Policy
- The Student Mental Health Policy
- Dignity at Work and Study Policy
- Student Parents Policy If you are a parent, please read the policy, and then send Arts Advising a scan of your child's birth certificate. We will, on receipt of this, inform your subjects of your responsibilities.
- Student Carers' Policy If you have caring responsibilities, please read the policy, and then contact Arts Advising in order to arrange a meeting with an Adviser so we can discuss your Carer's Plan.
- The Parent and Carer's Guide - providing information for parents and carers of University of Glasgow students.