Hey everyone! My name is Asha and I am your Welfare and Diversity Officer at the SU for 21-22. Starting university is a really excititng time, but we know that with all these changes, there can be a lot of nerves, anxiety or loneliness. This is why in November of 2021, I ran a 'Don't Drop Out, Drop In' campaign, to encourage everyone to discuss how they were feeling and give them the tools and resources to help ease anxiety. 

There were drop in sessions throughout the week, from different student services such as the Money Advice Team and the Disability and Dyslexia Team, where you could have a session with them to ask any questions or get some advice, as well as Leaf Sessions where students came together to connect and leave their thoughts and feelings about how they were finding unviersity hanging from a tree on a leaf.

For links to the online meetings, please head over to the SU What's On page - https://uogsu.native.fm/

Please see below some useful contact details for support teams across the university:

Helpzones

You’ll find a Helpzone on every campus. They’re the first place to visit or contact if you need support with any aspect of student life. Please call book an appointment before you visit to help us maintain social distancing during Covid19 restrictions.

https://www.glos.ac.uk/student-support/

helpzones@glos.ac.uk

FCH - 01242 714444 ext 1

Oxstalls - 01242 714444 ext 2

Park - 01242 714444 ext 3

Disability and Dyslexia Team

The disability, dyslexia and learning support service offers confidential, one-to-one support to students with disabilities, learning difficulties and medical conditions.

https://www.glos.ac.uk/student-support/disability-and-dyslexia/

disability@glos.ac.uk

01242 714541

Chaplaincy Team

The university warmly welcomes those of all faiths and world views, offering spaces for exploring values, beliefs and spirituality.

https://www.glos.ac.uk/student-support/faith-and-spirituality/

chaplaincy@glos.ac.uk

01242 714592

Libraries and IT

Each campus has its own library with a dedicated customer service team and subject specialists.

https://www.glos.ac.uk/libraries/

ithelpdesk@glos.ac.uk

01242 714600

Housing/Accomidation

Get help with any questions or problems while living in university accommodation, plus guidance on your options next year.

https://www.glos.ac.uk/accommodation/

https://connectglosac.sharepoint.com/sites/myhelp/SitePages/Accommodation.aspx

accomodation@glos.ac.uk

01252 714544

housingsupport@glos.ac.uk

01242 715322

NightLine

Nightline is an out-of-hours, student-led, listening and information helpline. It's for anyone having a hard time and in need of support. No problem is too big or too small. We're here to listen - 01242 714777, Wednesdays & Fridays, 8pm-8am Call us if you need someone to talk to.

Interested in getting involved? Become a Nightline volunteer? Email Gloucestershire Nightline on info@glos.nightline.ac.uk 

follow @glosnightline

01242 714777

Money Advice/Finance 

The Money Advice Team is here to discuss your options, whatever your situation. Right from the application process, we can offer confidential advice to prospective and current students.

https://www.glos.ac.uk/finance/

moneyadvice@glos.ac.uk

01242 714535

Student Achievement 

The student achievement team offers a wide range of services to help you improve academic work and enhance your study skills. For students requiring support with English language, the team offers specific language support tailored to your needs.

Through workshops, confidential one-to-one appointments and online resources, we offer support and development in:

  • Academic writing

  • Study skills

  • Understanding feedback

  • Language

studentachievement@glos.ac.uk

Mental Health and Wellbeing/Counselling/Welfare

The counselling service helps with any emotional, psychological or mental health difficulties you may experience during your time at university.

The service is free, confidential and run by qualified, professional counsellors who understand the pressures of university life. You can get in touch with us for:

  • One-to-one counselling

  • Drop-in sessions

  • A programme of workshops and courses

  • Couples’ counselling

  • Specialist sexual health counselling

  • Support for house and study groups in conflict

mhw@glos.ac.uk

01242 714542

welfare@glos.ac.uk

01242 714976

counselling@glos.ac.uk

01242 714542

Future Plan Team

Whether you know what you want to do after university or have no idea, Your Future Plan can help you develop the skills, experience and confidence to make your career dreams a reality.

https://www.glos.ac.uk/your-future-plan/

futureplan@glos.ac.uk

01242 714424

Dignity Advisors

Our Dignity Advisers work to promote respectful attitudes and behaviour at university. If you feel you are experiencing inappropriate or unacceptable behaviour, they can offer confidential advice and support.

https://connectglosac.sharepoint.com/sites/health-and-wellbeing/SitePages/Speak-to-our-Dignity-Advisers.aspx

hbarker@glos.ac.uk

01242 714509