Your Health, Wellbeing & Financial Support
College of Arts & Humanities Student Support Officers
The Student Support Officers are here to assist you throughout your time at the University. Our role is to help guide you to appropriate University Services depending on your needs. We help mostly with non-academic, personal issues such as:
- Emotional wellbeing
- Study support
- Money issues
- Accessing the counselling services
- Accessing support for disability
- Careers information
If we cannot answer your question, we will put you in touch with somebody who can. Please note, the Student Support Officers are not trained counsellors but can provide a listening ear and guide you to the correct forms of support. We can answer your questions by email, telephone or meet with you in person. We are available to meet with you in person however we will also offer appointments by Zoom.
Please reach out to us on email@example.com.
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 & Humanities has a wealth of support available to current students including Disability and Counselling Services, Financial Information, and other avenues of support.
Helpful Links and Other Wellbeing Resources
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.
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.