Starting university is exciting but it can also bring with it some understandable concerns. Will I make friends? How will I eat well on a student budget? Will I find the work much more difficult than my previous studies?
We have a network of support in place to help you adjust to student life, and to make it as easy as possible to access advice on many different issues.
We don’t just offer support in times of crisis, although we do have services in place to help you in difficult times. Instead, we provide continuous support in a safe, welcoming environment, ensuring that you can make the most of your student experience. Here’s a quick guide to some of the people who can help you throughout your time at Warwick
Provides general pastoral and academic advice through regular meetings where you can discuss your progress and any area of concern. They will direct you to more specialised help if appropriate.
An academic member of staff who works closely with the Student Support Team to help you if you’re experiencing difficulties with their studies and to oversee the Personal Tutor system.
Provides advice and support, and signposts you towards specialist teams on both academic and non-academic matters.
Members of staff and postgraduate students who live alongside you in the University’s halls of residence on campus. This means they are close at hand if you need someone to chat to and they can help you adjust to living away from home among new people.
Provides students with mental health difficulties with advice, information and support to enable you to participate fully in university life.
Offers tailored support to students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties, and can put in place individual reasonable adjustments to ensure you can successfully complete your course and get the most out of your time at Warwick. The team also promotes disability awareness and inclusion across the University.
Provides access to therapeutic counselling to enable you to fulfil your personal, academic and professional potential. You can access confidential services including individual counselling, group sessions, workshops and email counselling.
Members of the Christian (Anglican, Free Church, Roman Catholic), Jewish and Muslim faiths who will listen in confidence to those of any or no faith.
Offers a range of NHS services, with male and female doctors.
Offers advice and guidance on all aspects of financial support, including government grants and loans, and scholarships and bursaries provided directly by the University. The team can also offer budgeting advice to help make your money go further.
Provides a range of support services. The Student Advice Centre is a one-stop shop where you can get free, confidential advice on all aspects of student life. The SU has an elected Welfare Officer who communicates with students about support services and runs awareness campaigns on a range of welfare-related issues. The SU also runs Nightline, a confidential and non-judgemental peer support service, which is open from 9pm until 9am.
From the moment your place at Warwick is made unconditional, the Induction Team will be in regular contact with you to ensure that you have all the information you need about starting at Warwick. They will also help ensure that you settle in when you arrive at Warwick.
Our Security Team provides a 24-hour service to ensure a safe and secure environment for staff and students. They can provide general assistance as well as an emergency response. We also have our own campus police officers.
In the first year I had an extremely serious personal issue, and my personal tutor was absolutely amazing. He arranged extra time for me during my exams and I was allowed to sit in a room by myself which really helped with my anxiety. Read more.
Shannon Holland-Houghton, Politics graudate and student blogger