Whatever you're going through, you should know that you don’t have to face it alone. Help is out there and it’s easy to find at our university.
Don't ever feel like you’re unable to reach out because support is there – there are plenty of people willing (and wanting) to help you to have the best possible university experience.
Leeds Beckett Student Hub should be your first port of call for support on any student life issues. From there, they can point you in the direction of a specialist. The team is made up of experienced counsellors, mental health and faith advisers. They can help with exam stress, bereavement, relationships, anxiety, eating disorders, or any other issues you would like to get in touch about. If they can’t help you there and then, they can point you in the right direction.
There’s a Student Hub located on each campus and all you have to do is contact them (by phone, email or in person) to get started.
Email them – firstname.lastname@example.org or call them – 0113 812 3000
The student and graduate employability service will help you find part-time work while studying. They are also on hand when you start looking for full-time employment after you graduate.
Email them - email@example.com.
Disability advice can help support your needs if you have a disability. They advise you contact them before joining the university to ensure that your support is in place for the start at your course. Support is available to students with a range of disabilities and long term conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, a mental health condition (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.), a long term health condition (e.g. epilepsy, IBS, diabetes, etc.), autism, a physical or a sensory condition.
Email them – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Money and Advice team are there to provide confidential and specialist advice about student funding for both current and prospective students They can help you with general advice about budgeting, debt, welfare entitlement and even with things such as the financial implications of changing or withdrawing from your course.
Skills for Learning
Skills for Learning is there to help you develop essential academic skills. These are things such as academic communication, maths, problem solving, critical thinking, IT skills, working with others and research skills. Basically everything you need to do well in your course and in your future career too! They can even give advice on topics as varied as dissertations to time management. Take a look at their website for more info.
Accommodation and residential services can help you if you have any issues with your accommodation. This can be varied – from things such as not making friends, to not liking your room, to maintenance issues and more! Don’t hesitate to contact them if you have any issues while you’re in your accommodation.
Email them - email@example.com or call them - 0113 812 5972.
As you can see, there’s lots of support available at university so make sure you use it if you need it. The university wants you to have the best time you can, and perform as well as you can, so they have support there to help you do just that. Support can be confidential if you want it to be, so don’t be worried that people will find out that you’re struggling with something. Speaking from experience, it always helps to talk. A problem shared is often a problem halved.