Student Support Resources
You will find sources of support below that may prove helpful, but it is by no means exhaustive. The Student Support Team are happy to chat about further support you feel you may need.
Where can I find support?
- You can get support from your Academic Personal Tutor (APT). We encourage you to make contact with your APT as and when required, not just during your scheduled meetings. Your Academic Personal Tutor can provide you with advice and guidance, as well as pastoral and academic support.
- The School’s Student Support Team. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that due to the coronavirus pandemic, staff are not working from the University campus and the phone lines are unavailable, so email is the best way to reach us..
- Your ICU or Module Lead \ Placement Tutor can provide you academic advice and guidance.
- The Student Information Point (Level 7, Worsley Building) can assist you with general enquiries and can signpost you accordingly. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm , excluding University holidays.
- Independent advice regarding a wide range of issues can also be accessed via the Leeds University Union www.leedsuniversityunion.org.uk
What other resources can I access?
- Flying Start (useful for Year 1 and 2 students)
- Disability Services webpage (for any specialist support you may need for your studies or assessments)
- Your Programme Team
Mental Health and Wellbeing:
- University Student Counselling & Wellbeing service
- LUU Help and Support
- BMA Peer Support
- NHS Practitioner Health
- University Student Support webpages
- Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service
- Student Space
- Online wellbeing resource for medics
- Self-care for Caring Professions Wellbeing Webinar (University login required)
- Tea & Empathy Public Facebook Group
Disabilities and Learning Differences:
- Able Medics podcast – General Medical Council podcast with disabled doctors reflecting on what they bring to medicine, how they are viewed by patients/colleagues and what support helps them.
- Disabled Doctors Network – A website created by disabled doctors designed to “Support the welfare, rights and inclusion of chronically ill and disabled doctors and medical students”. Includes guidance on education and training, employment and provides a network for disabled colleagues.
- Medical Schools Council Applicants with a Disability – A website run by the Medical Schools Council with information on gateways to the profession, fitness to practice, supporting students with mental health conditions and Disability Support Allowance (DSA).
- I Decide – A Careers Resource designed by the University of Leeds to explore the range of specialities available after graduation. Contains interviews with practicing clinicians about what it is like to work in their speciality. Also includes information on intercalation, electives and what to do if medicine is not the right choice for you.
- Welcomed & Valued – GMC Guidance released in 2019 for institutions to support disabled medical students and doctors in training.
- Nursing & Dyslexia page – A webpage by “Strategies for Creating Inclusive Practice for Programmes of Study” with descriptions of inclusive practice that can be helpful for learning disabilities. There are links to other disabilities from this page and many strategies can be applied to any teaching besides nursing.
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