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Coronavirus - Student & Library Services help and advice: Student support

Student supiort

The University Campus is currently closed, support is still available online.  

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Confirmed appointments with Student & Library Services advisers can still go ahead either over the telephone or via Microsoft Teams.

Faith, Reflection and Wellbeing - Virtual activities

This offer of virtual and remote activities has been developed by SLS initially to support students staying in University accommodation but it can be widened out to others. 


Faith & Reflection 

From the 31st March the following will be available: joining information to follow


2pm  “Chatter” An opportunity for students to chat with one of the advisers (Zoom)


12pm – “Student prayer” on Zoom. This is a student led Christian Prayer group which anyone can join in using Zoom

3pm – “Pasta Social” on Zoom. This session moves our ever popular pasta social online.  Initially this will be a chance to socialise but Ste will develop the session into a discussion group for films and interesting YouTube videos

7pm – Bible Study group (Zoom).  This is a student led Bible study group which anyone can join


2pm – Brengle live: live streaming of what Brengle and Naomi are doing during the coronavirus lockdown.  This will be light hearted and fun.

2.30pm - Staff Prayer group (Teams).

4pm – Christian Union meeting (Zoom). 

Many of our faith advisers are available virtually to talk with students who need someone to have a chat with.


Health, Sport and Wellbeing


Social Activities

Group Activities

Using Zoom and Teams we will be delivering a range of group activities to which students can join.  These will include:

Group meditation – a session to help students find calm and relaxation during the current difficult situation.  This will be delivered by Jackie and Hazel

Voice mediation – a similar session delivered by Hazel but which will be voice only so students can join in without being connected via video

Exercise classes – a range of classes which can be done at home will be led by Vik and Hazel

Cooking with limited supplies – cookery sessions designed to help students make healthy meals with the limited ingredients available to them.  These will be led by Hazel and Kelly a nutrition PhD student

Dates and times for initial sessions will be publicised to students by the end of this week



Resource Bank – an online resource bank of exercise programmes, you tube videos, recipes and healthy tips and website links will be available for all students to access at any time.

Learning Development - Virtual activities


We will run an open access Blog which LSD staff will post to, which will include sign posting students to online supporting resources

  • Monday Masterclass (linked to the student journey)
  • Tuesday Top Tips
  • Wednesday Wellbeing
  • Thursday Tutorials
  • Fun Friday Finish


Learning Hub Live

The academic librarians are planning a one hour per day session when students could submit their questions and then answers will be given.


Synchronous workshops

We are planning a series of workshops to support student learning and assessment. Details to be published.


Reading Group Online

This will replace the current Tuesday evening reading group – all are welcome. Further details coming soon.


Mental Health

We are planning a series of staff online workshops to support student wellbeing when working remotely.

Mental health

If you need urgent support or help contact the emergency services on 999

Disability and Mental Health Services are still available however staff are currently working from home. If you have a general query, please email 

If you already have a named adviser, please contact them directly using email, staff do not currently have access to telephone.

If you need access to mental health services urgently or outside of office hours, please use the link below for self-help information and emergency contact information.

You can also use the following link to locate your local mental health services


If you are experiencing extreme hardship we may be able to help. 

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