University can and should overall be an amazing experience: studying a subject you enjoy, meeting interesting people that share your same interests, and beginning to find your way in the adult world.
There will be highs. You will do some incredible things, meet some wonderful people and never want to leave. And there will be lows. When one week seems to be particularly packed with essay deadlines, or you miss home. We all get overwhelmed from time to time.
Hopefully these lows will pass, perhaps after you get your essay in, have a cup of tea with a friend, or call your mum. The welfare team also put on lots of welfare events, such as tea and cake and yoga; most of these events are often focused around weeks 4-6 when stress seems to peak, and Easter term, when exams happen, but some are more regular. Students have even said week 5 and exam term are their favourite times of term because so many wonderful welfare events are on!
However, if the lows don’t pass and you need further advice or help beyond that of your immediate friends or college welfare events, it’s ok: there is plenty out there for you, at college, university and national levels, whether they’re for you, or for a friend you may be concerned about, and whatever the issue may be.
In this section are links to various services at college, university and national levels. Find links to the services available by selecting the relevant topic from the drop-down menu of this welfare section.
In addition, we encourage you to download and read the ‘Bumper Welfare Document’, which contains this information all in one place, in a less daunting format.
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Points of Contact
ECSU Welfare Team
- Welfare Officer (Female)
- Alex Power
- Welfare Officer (Male)
- Will Raby-Smith
- Women's Officer
- Emily Robb
- LGBT Rep:
- Katie Nelson
- Ann Hughes
- 01223 330491
- Drop-In Hours
- Mondays 4.00pm - 5.00pm, Fridays 12.00 - 1.00pm
- To make an appointment you can sign up by email or on the sheet outside Room 11, 55 St. Andrew's Street (above the computer room).
College Nurse: Diana Lloyd
- Diana Lloyd
- Sick Bay, between Front Court and New Court
- Mondays: 1 - 2 pm, 5.30 - 6.30 pm
- Tuesdays: 1 - 2 pm, 5 - 6 pm
- Wednesdays: 1 - 2 pm, 4 - 5 pm
- Thursdays: 5 - 7 pm
- Fridays: 1 - 2 pm, 5.45 - 7.15 pm
- Saturdays: by appointment
- Sundays: on call 9.30 - 10 am, 8 - 8.30pm
Dean: Jeremy Caddick
- Jeremy Caddick
- 01223 334264
Sources of information
- ECSU Shop - has leaflets about various topics of interest and a supply of free condoms.
- Welfare Officer and College counsellor - both have information about support groups and are here to listen and provide support.
- College Tutors - can provide support and advice regarding financial, academic and other problems that students may face.