University of St Andrews

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1. Advice and Support Centre (ASC)

The Advice and Support Centre (ASC) is the main Student Services hub and a place where students can drop in, call or email for information or advice. Students can contact the ASC for a range of matters, from questions about finances to academic advice and wellbeing support.

Find out more about the Advice and Support Centre.

2. Life and Wellbeing Advice

Our Wellbeing Advisers can help you if you need advice about your wellbeing, academic and university experience. We use positive psychology tools to help students overcome and manage their difficulties. You don’t have to have a mental health concern to meet with us, we are here to help.

Find out more about the Life and Wellbeing Advice.

3. Counselling and Mental Health Support

The counselling team supports student wellbeing and mental health using a range of therapeutic approaches and interventions to help students overcome challenges and reach their academic and personal goals. Our Mental Health Coordinators are responsible for supporting you if you are experiencing significant mental health difficulties.

Find out more about Counselling and Mental Health Support.

4. Disability Support and Advice

We work with students one-to-one to develop tailored support plans to help them thrive at university. This can include adjustments to teaching and learning. We can liaise with schools and accommodation to ensure you have physical access to teaching, learning and living spaces.

Find out more about Disability Support and Advice.

5. Financial Support and Advice

The Money Advice team offer advice to students facing financial difficulty and those seeking advice on topics from budgeting and benefits to tax and scholarships. We administer several funds, which are available to support you financially and can offer University loans to help with temporary cash flow problems.

Find out more about Financial Support and Advice.

6. Advice on academic issues

The Student Services team can provide advice and support on academic matters, from absence reporting to taking time out.

Find out more about advice on academic issues

7. Residential Support

Each halls of residence has a Halls Life Team to provide support to residents. They hold drop-in office hours and provide overnight and weekend on-call services for emergencies. They also organise community-building social events and work to ensure halls of residence are safe, respectful and inclusive environments.

Find out more about Residential Support.

8. Student Health Hub

Our Student Health Hub team can help you to access the most appropriate health advice, information or NHS service.

Find out more about Student Health Hub.

Last reviewed: 5 October 2023