We know that there may be times when you feel you need support, advice and a listening ear when studying at University. That’s where we are here to help. Whatever is getting you down, making you feel anxious or just downright confused, the University and Union are here to offer you support every step of the way.
The University’s Student Support teams offer free, confidential advice to all Leeds Arts University students. The Student Welfare team can help you with your general welfare and wellbeing, counselling, finance, disability support, accommodation and sexual health whilst studying with us. You’ll find all the information you need in the relevant sections to get in touch with the teams.
Here at the Union, we can also provide a helping hand. There’s nothing that you can’t come to the Union to chat about. Whether you need advice about a dispute with your landlord, or you're feeling pressure from peers. Maybe you’re having difficulties with mental health or you would like support with appealing a grade result. We will always do our best to support and guide you – whatever the problem.
Have a look through these support pages and hopefully some questions will be answered, and you’ll be able to identify what you need help with. However, if you’re still not sure, email us on and we’ll take it from there.
Many people think that mental health conditions are very rare, but 1 in 4 people will experience mental illness during their lifetime.
We all have mental health, just like we have physical health. Our minds can become unwell just like our bodies can. That’s why we’re firm believers in doing our best to look after our mental health and trying new things to improve it, whether that is through meditation and mindfulness or seeking support through counselling or therapy.
A healthy relationship with your partner may include physical affection and intimacy.
If you have sex, it’s incredibly important to make sure that you are being safe. Consent, what it is and how to get it are all important aspects of sexual intimacy.
Whilst you are studying with us, your wellbeing is our priority. We want to help make sure that you are feeling happy, content and fulfilled so that you are successful in your course.
There are so many things you can do to give yourself a well-deserved boost but how about trying our steps to a happier, more positive life.
FINANCE & MONEY
We recognise that money can be a big worry for a lot of students. Living away from home alongside managing your finances can be daunting, so we're here to give you some budgeting tips and get you clued up on how to spend-savvy.
While we are unable to offer specific financial advice, we will always try to point you in the right direction.
Got some questions but not sure where to start?
Take a look at our frequently asked questions to get that
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