Who should I talk to if I’m struggling?
Every student has a Director of Studies (DoS) and Pastoral Tutor who work at/for their college. Your DoS largely looks after your academics and your Tutor supports your pastoral care, including your general wellbeing, finances and accommodation. Often if you have a problem you can talk to one of these, but really any staff member you trust will be able to help you!
I have a disability, is there somewhere I can go for support?
Yes! The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is the main source of support for students who require reasonable adjustments as a result of a disability, physical or mental health condition or injury.
I think I want to change course, is there someone I can talk to about that?
Yes, the SU Advice Service offers free, confidential, and impartial advice and support to all Cambridge University students. You can come to the Student Advice Service with any issues or problems you might experience as a student, from making friends to working relationships, from exams to intermission, and from welfare concerns to finance.
Is there support available in my college if I am homesick?
Many people experience homesickness during their time at University. If you’re struggling with the transition to University or with moving away from home, there is help available. The University Counselling Service offer a selection of helpful resources for you to access, including some useful self help tips for homesickness. At your College, you should speak to your Tutor about problems you are having, who will be able to help you or signpost you to other people who can. Finally, if homesickness is contributing to more serious mental health problems, you can access professional support from the University Counselling Service or in some cases from your College.