Support from the University

University Counselling Service

Students can access individual counselling support from the University Counselling Service, who provide useful online guidance, resources and support. Group counselling is also available. The UCS is a confidential service that has helped thousands of students over recent years and has experience dealing with a wide range of problems.

Student Wellbeing

The student wellbeing pages of the University's website gives information on how to ensure your wellbeing flourishes as well as your academic ability while at Cambridge.

Student Advice Service

The Student Advice service provides free confidential and independent advice, support and representation to all Cambridge University Students. Students can book an appointment, ask a question or find out more about the support available via their website.

The Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre

If you are a student with a disability (including mental health conditions and learning disabilities such as dyslexia) you may wish to contact the University Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre. Students can register with the ADRC to arrange special exam arrangements, and access support such as English and academic writing support as well as adjustments for teaching and learning.

Sexual Assault and Harassment Advisor (SAHA)

The university has a dedicated SAHA who is trained as a specialist support worker. They can provide emotional and practical support to anyone who has experienced rape, sexual assault or harassment, recently or in the past. You can email them directly to arrange an appointment or complete a (secure) online ‘Pre-SAHA’form.

Cambridge Nightline

Cambridge Nightline is a student-run active listening service, for all students in the Cambridge area. Support is available by telephone, instant message or email. You can contact Nightline anytime between 7pm and 7am during term time.

Cambridge SU

The Cambridge Student Union represents students to the university and provides support and social opportunities for students. The SU run several liberation campaigns which serve to support, build community and represent minority groups to the wider university. Current liberation campaigns include: BME, LGBT+, Disability, Women’s, International students and Class Act (for students from underrepresented socio-economic backgrounds such as working class, and/or care-leavers).


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