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Health services

Student Support works in partnership with the local health & Social Care Trusts to ensure that our students have access to information and support regarding any medical or health concerns.

It is important that you look after your health and we have outlined some key considerations to help you.

  • Register with a local GP as soon as you arrive at university

Ulster University does not operate an on-campus health centre, so in case of emergency it is important that you register with a medical practice that is close to your accommodation, either on or off campus. We have links to finding your nearest GP in our resources .

  • Get your Men-ACWY vaccination

The Public Health Agency (PHA) recommends that all students (up to the age of 25) who are starting university for the first time should be vaccinated against meningitis. This should happen at least two weeks before you start university, but you can still get the vaccine after you register. for more information, visit www.nidirect.gov.uk/men-ACWY-vaccination

  • Prepare for your travel health

Ulster University encourages students to consider study abroad opportunities and international placement as part of their degree, but many students also decide to travel during the summer break. If you are considering a trip abroad to work or study, you need to ensure that you have the right health insurance or health cover. For further information, please see the links in our resources.

If you are an international student, we can provide information on how to register locally with a GP and check your own health insurance cover to make sure you can access health care at Northern Ireland. Further information on accessing local medical care will be given at orientation talks when you arrive at the University.