Seek support.

Remember what services are on offer to you. Ask your friends for support, and offer them support too. You may need some other support depending on your circumstances. At University there is plenty of support available if you know where to look for it. The Students' Union also runs some help and support services to support students. Please remember that if you don't feel comfortable speaking to somebody from the University, then the Students' Union is independent and can offer fair and impartial support.

From the Students' Union

Student Advice Centre

Free, confidential and impartial advice service that operates from the Ground Floor of the Students' Union. If the Student Advice Centre cannot help resolve your issue, they can help you decide on the best service or next steps.

Nightline

The confidential student listening service. If you need somebody to listen to any issues that you're having, you can instant message or call up Nightline. Although Nightline cannot offer any opinions or advice, they are always happen to listen and hold a conversation with you.

Societies

Our many different societies have a lot to offer. Whether you're looking for a bit of down-time or to speak to like-minded people, we've got an amazing team of student volunteers leading amazing events throughout exam period.

Watch your head

Sessions related to mental health and wellbeing run by student volunteers, supported by our GoVolunteer department. They're running sessions before, during and after exams. Sessions range from boxing to art classes.

From the University

Personal Tutor

Your personal tutor is there to support you at University in your personal and academic development. They can offer course specific support or signposting.

Lecturers/Module Leaders

Your lecturers and module leaders may be able to provide extra support, or answer any questions you're unsure about before exams. Remember to be polite and professional in your correspondence.

Student Health & Wellbeing Services

Student Health and Wellbeing is made up from a range of services including: finance, chaplaincy, mental health and counselling, specific learning difficulties, disability and more. You can find support on their website, or drop into Student Services and book an appointment with an adviser.

ASK Academic Skills Kit

The University's Academic Skills Kit includes a lot of support and signposting information related to all things academic.

 

External services

Where can I get free stuff?

We have physical resources and freebies available at:

  • The Hub, Second Floor NUSU
  • The Cube, First Floor NUSU
  • Philip Robinson Library
  • Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms
  • Walton Library
  • Business School
  • Urban Sciences Building
 
Got any feedback? Contact me, Jack Green at welfare.union@newcastle.ac.uk.