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Our Student Support team offers a team of specialist advisors who can provide information and guidance in a variety of areas, including finance and funding, disability support, counselling, health and wellbeing.

<p dir="ltr">We are fully committed to providing equal opportunities to all, and the Student Support Team work alongside lecturers to support students.<br /></p> <p dir="ltr">Arts University Plymouth is an inclusive environment where the individual is celebrated. Please discuss your needs with us as early as possible to ensure that we can put appropriate and timely support in place. You can be reassured that any details you disclose will only be shared with relevant staff in order to enhance your learning experience at the university.<br /></p>

Find out more about the Student Support services we offer at Arts University Plymouth.

<p dir="ltr">The university offers a variety of free in-house services during your studies through the Student Support team including counselling, mindfulness, ear acupuncture &amp; other forms of stress and anxiety management, signposting to external services and wellbeing workshops.</p> <p dir="ltr">Appointments with the Student Support Counsellors and Wellbeing/Welfare Advisors are professional and confidential and you can get support for a range of issues such as:</p><ul><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Anxiety and depression</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Abuse</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Self-harm</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Issues that affect your academic work</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Bereavement</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Issues at home such as those relating to relationships</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Experiencing bullying or harassment</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Safeguarding advice</p></li></ul><p dir="ltr">If you are a current student, you can access a range of services online through the <a href="https://sites.google.com/aup.ac.uk/student-support/home?authuser=0" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Student Support</a> site. This web page will help you to book a session with a counsellor, and Wellbeing/Welfare Advisors find information and tips on improving mental health and wellbeing, as well as where to go for specialised support and help on a wide range of subjects, from fitness and mental health to bereavement and LGBTQ+ support groups.</p> <p>For more information please contact <a href="mailto:studentsupport@aup.ac.uk">studentsupport@aup.ac.uk</a>.</p>
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<p dir="ltr">Our Library, Academic Skills and Learning Technologies teams support all academic and research pursuits for students across the university. In partnership with the university's other facilities, we offer 1:1 support and group sessions across a broad range of topics:</p> <p dir="ltr">Accessibility tools<br />Time management<br />Critical reading and note-taking<br />Reading and research into writing<br />Writing skills (reflective, critical and academic writing)<br />Hidden talents of dyslexia<br />Dissertation support (referencing and researching)<br />Confidence in your presentation skills</p> <p dir="ltr">Everything from essay research and referencing to dyslexia tools and help using online submission tools. Guidance is available throughout your studies either via booking on Smarthub, dropping-in to scheduled sessions or for individual support, booking face-to-face and through telephone or email is also available. The vast majority of topics covered are also available online in video format, together with further supporting information, so you can access support 24/7.<br /></p>