The University has a network of trained professionals offering a range of support and advice for the duration of your time with us, to help you to achieve your aspirations. 

Student Wellbeing Service

When starting uni there’s so much to take on board and so many new experiences that you’re bound to have a few highs and lows. So, whether you’re starting to feel anxious, getting homesick or are having financial worries our Student Wellbeing Service are here to help.

The Student Wellbeing Service includes several teams that are on hand to help with disability, mental wellbeing, financial and general support to ensure that you don't face barriers and are able to benefit from the wider student experience.

There’s also a number of external support services available to you, so you can find the support you need when you need it. This includes Togetherall, self-help guides, out of hours support and more.

Disability and Mental Health Support

It’s important to register with our Disability and Mental Wellbeing Teams before your studies start, so they can ensure any additional support you may need for your learning is put in place.

Here are some of the ways they can support you:

  • Provide advice regarding CCCUs service provision for different groups of students.
  • Arrange practical support (note-takers, special exam arrangements, accessible teaching rooms).
  • Advise students on internal and external funding opportunities for academic support.
  • 1:1 support.
  • Liaise with academic tutors and external providers to ensure you get the support you need.
  • Develop ‘Learning’ and ‘Placement Learning’ Support Plans (LSP/PLSPs).
  • Assist home students with Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) applications- this will require an external assessment.
  • Wellbeing workshops/plans.

You may also be eligible to apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). These are UK government support funds for eligible students with physical and mental disabilities, including dyslexia and dyspraxia. The funding provided by DSAs can help pay for extra essential costs you may incur as a direct result of your disability.

The Student Wellbeing Service can help you in your DSA application, as well as provide other specialist support to assist you throughout your time at university.

To register with the team, ask any questions or discuss any concerns or worries you have, contact:

Register with our Disability and Mental Health Teams through this online form.

Chaplaincy

No matter who you are, where you’re from or what you believe, our Chaplaincy is here for you.

The Chaplaincy are a team of Christians who share in ministering to the holistic welfare of the University, whether that is through supporting our ethos, engaging in pastoral care or enabling people to follow and engage with their own religious traditions.

You can contact the chaplaincy by emailing: chaplaincy@canterbury.ac.uk or using the contact details available via their website at www.chaplaincycccu.co.uk.

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