Reaching Out to Students

Reach Out Student at Door


By Cora Doran, 'Reach Out' Student Ambassador

Going to university can be a rather daunting and overwhelming experience.

UofG offers an invaluable service called 'Reach Out', to ensure that all students feel supported while at university and to let them know that there is always someone there to help. 

As a 'Reach Out' Student Ambassador, I and my colleagues are there to ensure that any questions or queries students have get answered.

I think it is nice to have students supporting students, as it creates a very friendly and welcoming environment.  It is great to see so many students take advantage of the 'Reach Out' service and get the help they need. From needing advice checking books out, to wondering where to go for a quiet place to study, to asking how to get registered with a GP, 'Reach Out' is there to ensure that students can get any help they need. 

'Reach Out' Student Ambassadors can be found in the library and in the additional study spaces throughout campus, so you will never have to go far to seek out help.

The additional study spaces mean that students don’t have to worry about not getting a seat in the library, whilst the UofG Life app means they can easily book a study space or check the PC availability in the library at any time.

It is important to have services like these on offer, espcially with Covid-19 health and safety operating on campus, as it brings back a sense of normality and structure in what are unprecedented times.

As some students cannot study from home, it is great that the University has opened these additional study spaces to accommodate more students. I think the 'Reach Out' logo, ‘If in doubt, Reach Out!’ is especially important as it gives a clear message to students that no matter what they need help with, they should always reach out and ask. 


If you're visiting any study or teaching space, including the Library you must wear a face covering at all times, including when seated. This does not apply to anyone exempt from wearing a face mask. Please keep this in mind and continue to treat everyone with kindness.



First published: 22 October 2020

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