We understand that deciding on your next step can be a daunting prospect, but with the right support you will be able to make the best decision for you. This is the exact reason why we have created this website to guide you in the right direction and point you towards a number of local organisations who can provide a helping hand.

If you are experiencing financial hardship there are many types of support available. On top of your student finance you may already be receiving you can apply for income support or extra help. You can find all the details on the gov.uk website.

If you are a student with a learning difficulty, health condition (including mental health) or disability, you can apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances that can help to cover some of the extra costs you may incur. The allowance does not have to be repaid and you can get this on top of any student finance you already receive. To discover whether you are eligible, visit the gov.uk website for more information.

If you or anyone you know needs any support relating to mental health, Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity who provide services and assistance for those who may need it. By training university staff and students across the UK their aim is to transform the state of student mental health so all those in higher education can thrive. Visit Student Minds to get support and learn more.

For any other support relating to specific aspects of your university experience such as accommodation, academic assistance or legal advice, visit your university website as they will be able to provide you with information tailored to your institution.