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Mental Health Resources for Postgraduate Students

In the Department

Wellbeing Officer: Jenny Glynn  (

The wellbeing officer is here to provide support and guidance on any difficulties you may be experiencing, and offers 1:1 appointments in person, walk & talks, via Zoom, or over the phone. 

Disability Coordinator: Dr Julia Sarju (

The departmental disability coordinator can advise students with student support plans, and discuss options for study adjustments.

Find out more about disability support in the department

Academic Supervisor

A supervisor is usually the first port of call for a student to go to when these go wrong during their academic years. A supervisor actively listens, gives advice or signposts to relevant services on a range of topics such as; wellbeing, studies, finances and more.

Graduate (PG) Office: ( 

The PG Office is a key service to Postgraduate students in the Department to provide support and advice on their studies including taking a break from studies, transferring courses, exceptional circumstances and marks.

Independent Panel Member (IPM) for PhD students

They are involved in the 6 monthly TAP (Thesis Advisory Panel) meetings when they  meet with the student and discuss supervision. They provide an alternative point of contact if needed.

Support in University

Open Door

Team of mental health practitioners and student wellbeing officers providing support for students experiencing psychological or mental health difficulties.


Confidential listening service run by students. Phone lines (01904 323735) are open 8pm - 8am or you can email


Webpage includes advice on a number of issues, or you can get in touch with a GSA adviser


Support for postgraduate research students, including advice for distance students, mentorship, and PGR buddy scheme.


Chaplains are independent of the University and can be contacted by students of any faith or none


TalkCampus is instant, free support for student mental health.

Other resources

Student Hub: Team of advisers who can provide support on a range of practical issues

Dignity Contacts: Members of staff who have volunteered to listen to the experiences of reporting students or staff who have concerns about harassment, bullying, or hate incidents.

Report and Support: Report misconduct by other students either anonymously or with contact details for further discussions with a member of staff.  Also offers definitions and guidance for a wide range of issues including bullying, harassment, and discrimination.