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Our Network of Support and Welfare Services 

We have a full range of both central support services as well as support staff in each College. Of course, the dedicated Exchanges and Study Abroad Team in the International Office are there to assist too.

Enjoy a supportive environment, and help with everything from your wellbeing to your career. 

Supporting your studies  

We don’t just provide academic support. We care about your personal wellbeing too. At Durham, you’ll have access to an extensive, helpful support network. Your first point of contact will be your College Student Support Officer, who can direct you to a range of professional services and experts to ensure you get the help, support, or advice you need. 

Counselling  

Throughout your time with us, you’ll have access to our Counselling Service. Whatever you might be going through, our team of trained and experienced counsellors will be on hand to offer you support and their expertise.  

Disability support  

Whether you’ve got a disability, a medical or mental health condition, or a specific learning difficulty, our specialist Disability Support Service will be on hand to offer advice and guidance. You’ll receive a Disability Support Notification, outlining the support you’ll need to ensure that you can fully engage with your studies and live at the University.  

It’s important to let us know your requirements when you apply so we can make sure we’ve got the appropriate support in place before you start your course. To find out more, contact +44 (0)191 334 8115 (voice and minicom), email disability.support@durham.ac.uk.

Chaplaincy and faith provision 

We’re proud to be a multi-cultural, multi-faith community. We celebrate our differences and firmly believe they make us stronger. Our Network of University Chaplains is committed to welcoming and supporting students of all faiths, and those of none. We provide dedicated facilities for our main religious communities, including prayer rooms, events and societies, single-sex accommodation, and kosher and halal dining. If you have any special requirements related to your faith, please let us know.  

Childcare 

Balancing childcare and study can be challenging. Our day nursery provides high-quality childcare for children aged between 0 and 5. So you can rest assured that your little ones are being cared for in a safe, secure, and stimulating environment, while you focus on your studies. 

Expert careers advice  

It could be that you know exactly where you want to be when you finish University, or maybe you don’t even know where to start. Either way, our careers advisors can help. From career planning to applying for internships, placements, and graduate jobs, we’ll support you from day one. Wherever you’ve come from and wherever you want to go, we’ll help you develop the necessary skills and experience to succeed.