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Academic and mental health support

Starting university is a time of great change and might bring you challenges. Our student support and wellbeing services are there to help you, whatever your need.

Explore the many types of advice and support that we offer. If you can’t find what you’re looking for contact our support team ssc@soton.ac.uk 

Your mental health and wellbeing

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Our support teams will help you make the most of your time here.

24/7 support in halls of residence

Our Student Life teams are available day and night, every day, to support your wellbeing in our halls of residence.

Explore the 24/7 support we offer

Mental health support

From mindfulness classes, to professional counselling and drop-in sessions we’ll help you manage your mental health to get the most from university life.

Find out more about our mental health and wellbeing support

Academic support

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Every student is allocated a personal academic tutor.

Personal academic tutor

When you join us you’ll be given a personal academic tutor. They will give you one-to-one support throughout your time at university, to help you achieve your academic goals. 

Find out how the personal tutor system works

Academic Skills Hub

This resource hub and our dedicated subject librarians are there to help you improve your study and research skills. 

Visit the Academic Skills Hub

Dedicated PhD support

Our Doctoral College offers specialist support and development opportunities to all our PhD researchers. Through the college you’ll be able to connect with a wide range of fellow researchers across the University.

Explore our Doctoral College

English language classes

We offer free classes in English for academic purposes to all international students. These include academic writing, critical thinking, presentation and seminar skills.

Learn more about our free English language classes

Specialist support

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Whatever your circumstances we can offer you specialist support

Support for students in different circumstances

Whether you’re a parent, a carer, a mature student, a student without any family support, or a care leaver we offer specialist support, advice and networking opportunities.

Find out about the extra support we offer

Support for international students

We’ll meet you at the airport and help you settle into halls. Our Welcome Week will let you meet other students and we’ll help you with the practicalities like finding health services.

Learn more about our international support

Support for students with a disability

If you're a student with a disability and you need extra support our Enabling Services team can help you.

Find out about the disability support we offer

Financial support

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Our specially trained advisers can help you sort out money worries.

Money advice

Our student financial support team can help you with money issues throughout your time at university. The team can give you advice on getting funding, on budgeting and can help you sort out money worries.

Discover the money advice available

Support from your union

Contact us if you have questions

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