Support and Wellbeing
Seeking support from the university is crucial for international students, particularly in times of need or hardship.
The University of Chichester offers a range of services for students, international students are entitled to majority of the same support as British ‘home’ students.
This page aims to introduce you to all of the support available here at the university. Once you get to university, you’ll learn more about these services
To take ownership of your health, wellbeing and academic success. We recommend taking the below steps:
Declare any existing health conditions (including mental health) or disability to the university health and wellbeing teams. This information will be treated in confidence, and you do not need to worry about being met with judgement or prejudice. The university teams will find out if you can be supported by the university or an external provider in the UK or if you need to put things in place at home before coming to the UK.
If you wish to inform the university about an existing condition or disability, log into the Applicant Portal to find a disclosure form. If you have trouble with this, or if you are a current student – email email@example.com for support.
Our Support and Information Zones are located in the Learning Resource Centres of both campuses and are the first point of contact for all your questions and concerns. The SIZ team will do their best to assist you, or they can refer you to the correct service. They can help you with IT, using the library, directions, printing and much more.
This package of support will help to ease the transition into UK Higher Education and offer academic and language support. There is no additional cost for this support and, once enrolled, you will have access to a range of specialised advice from tutors in the International English department.
Visit our Language Support page for more information.
If you need any help with managing your money while studying in the UK, our Money advisers are here to guide you. They can help you with budget planning, money management and can explain what financial help might be available to you. Please note that as an international student, you may not be entitled to some benefits or financial aid, but this team (alongside the international and finance team) will be able to advise you on most matters.
You can contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wellbeing service is confidential, non-judgemental and free of charge. This team provides support for a range of mental health and wellbeing challenges that students face. They have an entire website of information and resources for you to browse, click here to learn more about how the wellbeing team support our students.
For those that have declared a disability, the university has a team dedicated to providing the required support, facilities and services. Examples of conditions the team support students with include; dyslexia, visual and hearing impairments, mobility impairments, mental health issues, autism and chronic medical conditions (such as diabetes, epilepsy and asthma). If you have a disability or any additional need for which you require support or special arrangements, let the team know in advance, so that they can help you plan your time here at the university.
Explore the disability and dyslexia service in more detail here