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:


Financial Support

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: 

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: