We offer information, advice and guidance on a range of wellbeing related topics. Below you will find a brief description of what support is offered and any associated definitions. We are your first point of contact for wellbeing related concerns and will ensure that you are supported throughout your time at the University of Sunderland in London.
The Health and Wellbeing team run events and campaigns every semester to raise awareness of public health and wellness related topics to empower our student body.
In order to register with Health and Wellbeing and to obtain reasonable adjustments, we request some personal details about you and your health needs. All personal information will be handled and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR 2018.
Examples of personal information we may request from you, include*:
Letters should also state the nature of your diagnosis or condition(s), (long or short term), the impact of your diagnosis or condition(s) on your day-to-day life and recommendations for how we may be able to support you while you study at UoSiL. We will then discuss with you the reasonable adjustments that we may be able to put in place.
*Please note: this is not an exhaustive list and evidence required may vary depending on your medical circumstances.
Disability Support Allowance (DSA) is a grant issued by Student Finance England (SFE) where you can get additional funding that may support you with your academic progress, depending on need and evidence. You can apply for DSA to cover some of the extra costs you have because of a mental health problem, long-term illness or any other disability. This funding allows you to invest in your support required to manage course work and assignments better. We support you with information on Disability Student Allowance (DSA) and guide you to fill out the form.
The current Coronavirus pandemic may create particularly difficult situations for people at risk from domestic abuse. In particular, if you feel unsafe in your home, you may feel isolated or trapped.
If you, or someone you know, is in danger please call 999 immediately, or 111 if it's not an emergency. You can find more help, advice and guidance at:
Advice and support is available for everyone regardless of financial situation, nationality or immigration status.