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Student Support and Wellbeing

As a Durham student, you'll find a wide support network available to you while studying at the University. Our aim is for you to feel well, comfortable, and able to get the best out of all aspects of your university experience.

We can offer, or can direct you to, a range of services and facilities. Whether through your College, the Students’ Union, or the central support teams, you will find that there is someone accessible if you need help. Here are the main areas covered.
Student Support Areas
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Support Services

  • Colleges

    There is a dedicated student support team within each College that are able to offer support on a range of issues.

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  • Counselling Service

    The Counselling Service is a team of trained and experienced practitioners to help you manage any difficulties that are impacting your successful engagement with your studies and with University life.

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Colleges

There is a dedicated student support team within each College that are able to offer support on a range of issues.

Staff member working in reception

Counselling Service

The Counselling Service is a team of trained and experienced practitioners to help you manage any difficulties that are impacting your successful engagement with your studies and with University life.

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  • Disability Support

    Disability Support offers advice and guidance to both prospective and current students within the University. We also arrange appropriate provision for disabled students, as well as offer support to those who think they may have a disability.

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  • Healthcare and GP Services

    At Durham University we take the health and well being of our students very seriously. Before you arrive in Durham, we encourage students to pre-register with a local GP practice in advance and ensure that their vaccinations are up to date.

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Disability Support

Disability Support offers advice and guidance to both prospective and current students within the University. We also arrange appropriate provision for disabled students, as well as offer support to those who think they may have a disability.

Two people walking towards the Disability services

Healthcare and GP Services

At Durham University we take the health and well being of our students very seriously. Before you arrive in Durham, we encourage students to pre-register with a local GP practice in advance and ensure that their vaccinations are up to date.

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  • Finance

    Keeping your finances under control is vital to enjoying your time at University. Find out how to manage your money as a student, and who to turn to if things go wrong.

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  • Sexual Misconduct and Violence

    We recognise that sexual misconduct and violence such as rape and harassment are matters of international concern. Through our Sexual Misconduct & Violence Operations Group, we are focused on making Durham a safer place to live, work and study.

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Finance

Keeping your finances under control is vital to enjoying your time at University. Find out how to manage your money as a student, and who to turn to if things go wrong.

British coins

Sexual Misconduct and Violence

We recognise that sexual misconduct and violence such as rape and harassment are matters of international concern. Through our Sexual Misconduct & Violence Operations Group, we are focused on making Durham a safer place to live, work and study.

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  • Complaints and Conduct

    The work of the Student Conduct Office covers student complaints, student discipline, allegations of student misconduct, and sexual misconduct and violence. Our Office works closely with Departments and Colleges across the University to offer advice on cases within our remit.

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  • Immigration Support

    We provide advice for international students looking to enter or extend their leave to remain in the UK to study. We also work with Departments across the University to ensure compliance with UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) regulations.

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Complaints and Conduct

The work of the Student Conduct Office covers student complaints, student discipline, allegations of student misconduct, and sexual misconduct and violence. Our Office works closely with Departments and Colleges across the University to offer advice on cases within our remit.

Female hands busy typing on a laptop

Immigration Support

We provide advice for international students looking to enter or extend their leave to remain in the UK to study. We also work with Departments across the University to ensure compliance with UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) regulations.

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  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness

    County Durham drug and alcohol recovery service is a confidential service that is here to support and help.

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  • Student Wellbeing Programme

    Our wellbeing classes run every week and consist of a range of exercise classes, specialist counselling and talking services and meditation. The student wellbeing programme consists of; Yoga, Pilates, High-Intensity Interval Classes, Abs Classes, Zumba and more!

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Drug & Alcohol Awareness

County Durham drug and alcohol recovery service is a confidential service that is here to support and help.

A map of the world made out of coloured pills

Student Wellbeing Programme

Our wellbeing classes run every week and consist of a range of exercise classes, specialist counselling and talking services and meditation. The student wellbeing programme consists of; Yoga, Pilates, High-Intensity Interval Classes, Abs Classes, Zumba and more!

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  • Chaplaincy and Faith

    Discover what Durham and the surrounding area has to offer in the form of faith support and different faith communities.

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  • Equality & Diversity

    The University has a Diversity and Equality mission to embrace diversity by promoting and maintaining an inclusive and supportive work and study environment that enables all members of our University community to achieve their full potential.

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Chaplaincy and Faith

Discover what Durham and the surrounding area has to offer in the form of faith support and different faith communities.

A picture of burins candles

Equality & Diversity

The University has a Diversity and Equality mission to embrace diversity by promoting and maintaining an inclusive and supportive work and study environment that enables all members of our University community to achieve their full potential.

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  • Durham Students Union

    Our Durham SU exists for a purpose: We're the champion of every Durham student. We're interested in the things that matter to them. We stand up for their rights. We bring them together. We celebrate their success.

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  • Duty of Care

    Read our statement on Durham University's Duty of Care to students and staff.

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Durham Students Union

Our Durham SU exists for a purpose: We're the champion of every Durham student. We're interested in the things that matter to them. We stand up for their rights. We bring them together. We celebrate their success.

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Duty of Care

Read our statement on Durham University's Duty of Care to students and staff.

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Student Safety

Durham University is committed to providing a safe environment in which our students can live and study, and we provide advice and information on things you can do to help keep yourself and your fellow students safe.

The University is a safe place to live, work and study. We are a partner on Durham's City Safety Group, working closely with Durham County Council, Durham Constabulary, Students Union and Durham Cathedral to ensure the city is a safe and welcoming environment.
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Care Leavers

Find out more about our support for those leaving care to come to Durham and our guidance on informing parents about a student's health and wellbeing.

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Contact Us

Find out more about student support and wellbeing at Durham.

Student Support and Wellbeing

The Palatine Centre

Durham University

Stockton Road

Durham

DH1 3LE, UK

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 2000