Additional Support outside of Psychology

Student Union Advice Centre

The Student Union can provide advice about a wide range of issues affecting students and their studies. Please see  

Enabling Services

If you have a recognised condition (for example, dyslexia or diabetes) that is likely to affect your study or during examinations, please promptly inform the Student Office (Email: at the beginning of the academic year. They will advise you what formal documentation you must provide and what support services are available. It may be the case that your needs need to assessed by an advisor from the University’s Enabling Services team, who can recommend additional support that needs to be put in place for your forthcoming examinations (for example, allowing you extra time in your examinations, etc.). Usually, such recommendations would extend for the full period of your study at the University, unless the recommendation related to a temporary condition (for example, a short-term injury).

If you think you may have a condition for which special arrangements might be made, but are unsure either way, then please discuss the matter with your Personal Academic Tutor or with the Student Office.


University-wide support

The University of Southampton offers advice and support to students in many forms. This includes, but is not limited to, individual counselling, and aid for students with disabilties, learning difficulties, or other medical conditions.

Complete details are available here:

Both staff and students can also access the ‘Referral Guide’ for students who are in need of support.


Other Key Contacts

The General Phone-Line for all Student Services queries: 0238059 9599

In times of crisis, students, friends, staff, or family are encouraged to contact the first support team:

  • Email:
  • Telephone Number : +44 (0) 23 8059 7488 (27488 internal)
  • Out of hours support (in extreme crisis), telephone: +44(0)2380 592811

In times of immediate crisis, contact the University of Southampton’s security service on +44 (0)23 8059 3311 (23311 internal).

Further contact details are available here if you are experiencing personal difficulties, crisis situations, financial difficulties, harassment, accommodation issues, or require study support and academic advice: sources-of-support

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