Wellbeing, Skills and Diversity

What we do

The Wellbeing, Skills and Diversity department offers person-centred wellbeing support to students who are experiencing difficulties with university life. For example, a student may have health concerns or be experiencing emotional difficulties. They may need to develop their academic skills or they could be facing disability-related barriers to learning.

We want to make a positive difference to students’ health and wellbeing and endeavour to make their time here successful. The Wellbeing, Skills & Diversity team works closely with students, Faculties and other departments around the university to ensure all students have the best chance to complete their studies successfully.

In order for us to help students maximise their potential while they are at university, we encourage them to tell us about anything that adversely affects their studies. The Wellbeing, Skills & Diversity department promotes students’ health and wellbeing as much as possible. We run various awareness campaigns and initiatives designed to encourage students to adopt healthy lifestyle choices in line with NHS guidelines.

Learn more about how we deliver our support services and meet the team.

Crewe students

Students based in Crewe should note that we are a separate service from Apollo Buckingham Health Science Campus (ABHSC) which manages some facilities on the Crewe campus.

Our Support Services

Your Physical Wellbeing

  • Accessing healthcare in the UK
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Personal safety
  • Domestic abuse and intimate partner violence
  • Rape and sexual assault
  • First aid
  • Covid-19

Find out more about Physical Wellbeing.

Your Social and Cultural Wellbeing

  • Tips on how to make friends
  • Therapy dogs
  • Students’ Union facilities
  • Family difficulties
  • Diversity and inclusivity

Find out more about Social and Cultural Wellbeing.

Your Intellectual and Academic Wellbeing

  • Academic Skills Know-how (ASK), including dyslexia support
  • The mentoring service

Find out more about Intellectual and Academic Wellbeing.

Your Environmental Wellbeing

  • Student accommodation
  • Where to direct queries about buildings/estates
  • Access issues (disability)
  • Health and safety
  • University security

Find out more about Environmental Wellbeing.

Your Financial Wellbeing

  • Where to direct fee queries
  • Hardship fund
  • Bursaries and scholarships

Financial Wellbeing support and guidance.

Your Occupational Wellbeing

  • Students’ Union, services, clubs and societies
  • Personal tutors
  • Careers and job hunting
  • Dog walking

Occupational Wellbeing support and guidance.

Your Psychological, Emotional and Mental Wellbeing

  • Mental health services
  • Tips for staying mentally well
  • Crisis information

Find out more about Psychological, Emotional and Mental Wellbeing support and guidance.

Information for Parents, Carers, and Sponsors

Applying for university is an exciting time, marking an important new phase in a young person’s life. We’ve brought together some key information to help you support them through the process.

More information for Parents, Carers and Sponsors