Pastoral support

The welfare and pastoral care of students is of prime concern to the School. We have a dedicated team of staff available to students for support and advice in the Medical School, in addition to the wealth of resources available from the University.

The Medical School has a team of friendly and supportive Pastoral Tutors, who are approachable members of staff who give general help and advice about non-academic issues and are willing and able listeners.

There is a designated Student Welfare Officer (SWO) for the Medical School who can provide specific advice relating to disability and mental health issues in medical training and the profession, give guidance regarding the legislative framework around discrimination, and discuss concerns about the disclosure of impairments or personal circumstances.

The SWO works closely with other University services such as AccessAbility, Wellbeing, Accommodation and the Chaplaincy to ensure you have the most appropriate reasonable adjustments and support throughout your course. Prospective students can contact the SWO on for any student support enquiries.

The University also provides extensive wellbeing support through a range of services including counselling services, advice units, chaplaincy, childcare facilities and student health centres. Further information is available on the wellbeing website.