The University of Glasgow recognises that in order for our students to meet their full potential and to enjoy their experience of studying here, we must ensure that we are not only supporting them academically, but also helping students successfully navigate the challenges they face along the way.
Below are some useful links to internal and external sources of information about looking after your wellbeing or supporting your students to do so.
Emergency and Crisis Support
- Life-threatening emergencies - call 999 (Ambulance Service, Police, Fire Brigade, Coast Guard)
From a UofG desk phone, 999 will go through to Security first.
- Campus Security / Crisis Team - call x4444 (main Campus); x2222 (Garscube);
Off-campus +44 (0)141 330 4444
What Supervisors Can Do To Support Their Students
This short film was developed as a resource for supervisors when thinking about how to support Postgraduate Research Students.
Wellbeing Initiatives for PGRs
- MyGlasgow Students - Safety, Health and Wellbeing
- PGR Blog - for PGR students by PGR students
- PGR Community Events
- Wellbeing Courses
- First Aid and Safety Courses
Health & Wellbeing
- Safety, Health & Wellbeing
- Safety Advice and SafeZone app
- Togetherall (anonymous, 24/7, online support, free for students)
- University's Mental Health Action Plan
- Sexual Assault Support & Resources
- Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems
- Lone Study Policy
Fitness, Social Activities, SRC (Students' Representatives Council)
- University Clubs and Societies
- Fitness & Sport on Campus - Membership, classes, clubs, drop ins, GUSA
- Safety and Security
- Advice Centre - free advice for students on a range of academic and personal matters
Mental Health Support in the University
Please take a look at this video, produced for World Mental Health Day in 2019, featuring Susan Calman, Thomas McFerran (SRC) and Selina Woolcott (Health Safety & Wellbeing). Please note the Big White Wall is now called Togetherall.
The key messages are:
- It's OK if you are not OK - there is help
- No one should have to suffer from mental ill health alone or in silence
- The University offers lots of help and support for staff and students
- Watch the video
- Familiarise yourself with the names of Mental Health First Aiders in your area
- check out Togetherall for online support
- contact the Counselling and Psychological Services team for support, resources, or information.