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Mental Health Support

The challenges and circumstances we all have had to face over the past few years have been extraordinary. Here at University Centre South Devon, we have a dedicated team to support you though your personal challenges so that you can get the most of of your education and studying your degree.

UCSD Staff are here to help you

Our friendly Well-being team are on hand to support your mental health and well-being needs and to help you reach your potential here at UCSD. Support is offered both in-person and remotely. 

The team offers regular support to help you adjust to and manage student life, stay positive and motivated, encourage you to continue your studies, and manage the unexpected. 

In summary, the team are on hand to support you with:  

  • Emotional / Pastoral Support   
  • Well-being needs  
  • Signposting you to external agencies  
  • Helping you through a HE Study and Wellbeing Review. 
  • Counselling  
  • Well-being Coaching 

When studying at University Centre South Devon you can feel assured that you’ll have access to a range of support throughout your studies.  

Here in the Student Support Hub, we start at the beginning of the student journey, before students enrol all the way through to employment or progression to post graduate studies.  

We recognise that each student journey is different, our experienced team can support students with developing the skills they need to succeed within their university studies, within life and future employment.  

The student support hub is a students’ first port of call for support and guidance, whether that is in improving their grades, looking after their wellbeing, goal setting, planning for the future and getting the right support for identified or yet to be identified disabilities.

The student support hub is both physical and virtual. The physical hub is open during business hours, on the ground floor of the University Centre with an open door, students can drop in when they like, or to schedule an appointment. We provide 1:1 and group workshops, either face to face or online.  

The virtual support hub can be accessed any time day or night through the UCSD website. It has a host of self-help resources and signposting to support students whatever their need. 

The Hub helps students to gain support with anything that effects their ability to learn and study.

Examples of reasons why students may visit us:  

  • Goal setting 
  • Planning for the future 
  • Exploring options for employment or post graduate studies 
  • How to be noticed by future employers  
  • Getting to grips with what an assessment brief is asking you to do 
  • Language used in higher education and academia.  
  • Writing for academic purposes 
  • Reading techniques, Managing time, Sourcing information 
  • Referencing, Improving grades, Mental health, Anxiety 

Other student support 

Drop-in computers for students to use are in the Research Centre. The LRC have an extensive range of higher education books, academic journals both in print and electronic. Higher Education Faculty Office is available to assist students with Student Finance, bursary, room bookings, hard-copy assessment submission and general enquiries. 

The HE team are here to support you every step of the way.

HE Faculty Office

In addition to the Student Support Hub, our HE Faculty Office is available to assist students with Student Finance, bursary, room bookings, council tax discounts, hard-copy assessment submission and general enquiries. 

The Faculty Office is based in the Research Centre, on the first floor of the University Centre and can be contacted via email or by phone on 01803 540788.

  • Study skills – Explore our range of study guides and resources to help you develop your academic study skills.
  • Disability support – Find out about DSA, reasonable adjustments and study support for disabled students.
  • Employability and next steps – Information and advice on how to develop your employability, progression opportunities and life beyond graduation.
  • Wellbeing support and counselling – Information on counselling and wellbeing support, including details of self-help resources and external agencies.
  • Library – Access library and online resources to support your studies, including printing and binding services.
  • Student handbook – An A-Z of useful information including extenuating circumstances, council tax and more.

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