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Student Support

Student support

Student Support provide a range of services to help you cope with any problems you might have as a student. 

Our staff offer professional advice and guidance on many issues including your academic progress, managing your time and finances, settling in generally or adapting to living away from home.

Each campus has a Student Support office where you can speak to trained staff who will help you access the service you need.

Academic support

As an Ulster student you will be assigned a studies adviser who provides guidance on choice of modules, assessment and progress.

Counselling

Through our confidential free helpline, you will have access to a trained counsellor, at any time of day, 365 days a year.

Disability

Our AccessAbility advisers are committed to developing an inclusive environment for all students. We welcome enquiries from students with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, sensory impairments, mobility difficulties, medical conditions or mental health concerns. We encourage you to disclose any disability or medical condition to ensure that reasonable adjustments can be arranged for you.

Financial advice

You can contact a student finance coordinator for information on any aspect of student finance. We offer general advice on budgeting as well as assistance with grant or loan issues. We can liaise with grant awarding authorities on your behalf and provide information on trust funds outside the University.

Healthcare

All students living away from home are required to register with a local doctor. Non-UK and Republic of Ireland citizens are entitled to a medical card.

Peer mentors

Support is sometimes offered to students by peer mentors who are currently studying at Ulster. Peer mentors help students with a range of mental health difficulties, offering one-to-one support and study skills throughout the academic year.

Staff-Student Consultative Committees (SSCC)

Student feedback is important to us. You will have the opportunity to directly input into how courses are run and how they might develop. The SSCC includes elected student representatives from each course who represent the views of students and contribute to discussions with members of academic staff.