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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Student Welfare

Student Welfare

Support within the University

At the Faculty Level

If you feel like your physical or mental health has the potential to affect your study, or if you are already registered with the Disability Resources Centre, and would like someone to sit down with and chat, you are always welcome to e-mail the Faculty's Disability Officer Sam Oliver. We can lend advice and assistance, and help make adjustments to your course to ensure you can thrive.

Sam is available to chat via e-mail, but also from 8:00 until 16:00 (15:00 on Fridays) and always happy to schedule a meeting with you.

The University Counselling Service

The University Counselling Service runs group workshops for all students.

Subjects include:

  • Understanding & managing your anxiety
  • Self-compassion
  • Surviving Cambridge - a workshop for Masters and PGCE students.
  • Perfectionism v. Healthy Striving
  • Understanding and managing panic attacks

Follow this link to book a place and to read more about each course:

If you feel you need one to one counselling support then you can self-refer to the Counselling Service. Information on making an appointment is available here:

We also advise that you familiarise yourself with what to do in a mental health emergency. The University Counselling Service has information on its website:

Elsewhere in the University

  • The College Porters' Lodge - you should have received the contact details when you started
  • Your College Welfare Team - this may include a counsellor if your College has one
  • College Nurse who may also be part of the College Welfare Team
  • College Tutorial Office - if you have a query about exam arrangements for example
  • Your College Tutor
  • Students' Unions' Advice Service:
  • The Disability Resource Centre: