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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Student welfare and wellbeing at MMLL

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Support within the Faculty

Disability Officers

The Faculty Disability Liaison Officer is partly responsible for making sure adjustments are made within the faculty, particularly for lectures, seminars, oral exams and postgraduate assessments. 

Mel is happy to talk with you and discuss what the faculty can do to help you with any issues regarding your physical or mental health, whether or not you have an SSD, whether you are an undergraduate student in any year, an undergraduate student on your year abroad, an MPhil student, or a PhD student.

How can we help you?

The list of things we can help with includes (but is by no means limited to):

  • Anxiety, depression, panic attacks, sleep disorders, and other mental health concerns
  • Recurring or permanent health conditions
  • Back problems
  • Mobility issues (temporary or otherwise)
  • Dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and other specific learning difficulties (including helping you find formal diagnosis via the Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre)
  • ASD, ADHD, and other neurodiversities
  • Severe allergies
  • Speech impediments
  • Visual or hearing impairments.

We are also here to help with:

  • Accessibility of online resources (font changes, file formats etc)
  • Access to lectures, classes, and supervisions (hearing loops, lift access, recording permission)
  • Helping you navigate exams and adjustments
  • Concerns about ableism and access, for staff and for students
  • and anything else linked to your health’s relationship with your work and studies.

How to contact us

Please feel free to get in touch even if you would just like to know what the faculty can do to help you with your physical and mental health, or if you have any suggestions or feedback about what the faculty does currently.

You can email Mel in her capacity as Disability Officer by writing to the address below. Telephone or video calls can also be arranged and Mel is always happy to schedule a meeting with you. Any conversation will be confidential and action will only be taken if you feel comfortable with it. If in-person or telephone appointments would be preferable to you, please feel free to indicate this in your initial email.

Mon-Thu: 8.45am to 4.30pm. Fri: 8.45am to 3.30pm
Raised Faculty Building Room 138

Support within the University

The University Counselling Service

The 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

Find out how 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.

We also advise that you familiarise yourself with what to do in a mental health emergency. Learn more from the University Counselling Service

Other sources of support within the University

See also

Accessing the Raised Faculty Building

Plan your visit using AccessAble.

Paper maps are available throughout the building, and you can also access these as PDFs:
RFB Floor 1 map
RFB Floor 2 map
RFB Floor 3 map