University study can be highly rewarding, but it can be challenging at the best of times too. The Student Support Office coordinates access to a range of resources including health, welfare, disablity and dyslexia, equality and diversity, and wellbeing support to help you stay happy, healthy and get the most of your time here.
In this section we have information on:
Please visit the pages on
learning support and resources or health for more detailed information on the support we provide in these areas.
The Student Support Office works to promote general wellbeing of all members of the student community. This includes your physical and mental health, welfare issues such as student finance, and equality matters such as disability provision. Here are some of the people who lead our support team (click on their name to email):
|College Chaplain||Joan Conway||Chaplaincy|
|Accommodation||Applying for accommodation|
|Student Support Manager||Dominic McLoughlin||Student life|
|Study Support and Enrichment||Kim Burke||Learning support and resources|
|Careers Advisor||Andy Walsh||Careers|
|Head of Student Services||Susan Lewis|
We aim to make sure you have suitable finance arrangements for your period of study. The Student Support Office can contact Student Finance on your behalf if you are having any problems with your student loan. There is also a small Access to Learning Fund for students in hardship, used by Heythrop to try to make sure nobody is prevented from studying for financial reasons.
There is a college counsellor available on site one afternoon a week. You are welcome to make use of this free service for your general mental wellbeing or for advice on how to access other NHS psychological therapies.
Download the Heythrop Counselling guide to find out more.
We are committed to ensure that students with disabilities are fully included in campus life and reach their full academic potential.
If you have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD we can arrange for an assement and will inform academic staff with your permission. We work closely with the Dyslexia Teaching Centre on site which provides many Heythrop students with specalist tuition.
Whatever your needs please let us know about them as soon as possible – in advance, or with your application – so we can make arrangements that suit your support needs.
Heythrop Dyslexia & Disabilities guide to find out more.
Heythrop is a diverse place with students who bring different backgrounds, beliefs and nationalities to our campus, enriching the overall experience of studying here. Heythrop's Student Support Office aims to promote a culture of dignity, equality and respect among students and staff, and to respond to each individual student’s needs to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach their academic and personal potential while at university. We are positive about disability and our policies and practices are designed to make sure that all students are welcome and fully involved in the life of the College regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexuality, religious belief or other difference.
The College’s equality statement and objectives are found in the documents below: