Leeds Arts University

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1. Student Advice and Wellbeing

We understand that students are all individuals and have curated our services so that we avoid a one-size-fits-all approach. We have a ‘menu’ of support to meet different needs to make getting support accessible. We offer:

  • Support meetings with a Student Advice and Wellbeing Advisor
  • Mental Health Advisor support
  • Counselling
  • Art Therapy
  • Workshops which are devised specifically to support creative students studying in a creative environment.
  • Chaplaincy support for students of all faith and none

Find out more about Student Advice and Wellbeing

2. Academic Support

The Academic Support team can give specialist advice and support if you have, or think you might have, dyslexia or another SpLD/disability/condition.

We offer:

  • Information, advice and guidance on applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA), funded 1:1 study skills and/or specialist mentoring support
  • Interim 1:1 study skills and/or specialist mentoring support for students who have received a diagnosis but are waiting for DSA-funded support to be put in place.
  • 1:1 study skills and/or specialist mentoring support for disabled students who are not eligible to apply for DSA-funded support for a number of specific reasons (e.g. international students)
  • Online academic support materials, available on eStudio
  • Bookable group workshops on academic writing
  • Shorter general study skills sessions, which are available for all undergraduate students on a limited number per academic year basis.

Find out more about Academic Support

3. Financial Support

We know that financial pressures can be a concern for many students, we can support you with a range of issues relating to awards, grants, and health – in fact, anything which may affect your wellbeing or prevent you from making the most of your time at the University. Speaking with someone in Student Advice and Wellbeing may make your difficulties easier to resolve.

After many years of working with students, we are able to help with a wide range of concerns. If we can’t help directly, we will find out who can.

Find out more about Financial Support

4. Hello Café (Peer Support)

To help you settle into university life, we host the Hello Café every Wednesday afternoon in the first term. You can enjoy free refreshments, meet other students and ask any questions.

Find out more about Hello Café

5. Leeds Arts Union

We know that there may be times when you feel you need support or advice when studying at university. That’s where Leeds Arts Union is here to help. Whatever is getting you down, making you feel anxious or just downright confused, the Union is here every step of the way. Whether you need advice about accommodation, or you're feeling pressure from peers. Maybe you’re struggling with your mental health or would like help appealing a grade. We always do our best to inform and guide you – whatever the problem. We also maintain a specialist support page on our website, with lots of information on external organisations you can contact, if you don’t feel like talking to us directly.

Find out more about Leeds Arts Union

6. Leeds Universities Chaplaincy

When To Contact A Chaplain?

Chaplains at the Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds can support you or accompany you on occasions such as:

  • you’re finding university life difficult and need someone to talk to
  • you need time to think
  • you need help in times of crisis
  • you need to make a decision and need support in doing so
  • you regret what has happened and need to move on
  • someone has died and you need support
  • you want to deepen your spiritual experience
  • you have personal struggles or relationship problem

Chaplains have links with specialist sources of help within the universities in Leeds and can help you to access appropriate support.

Find out more about Leeds Universities Chaplaincy