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Looking after yourself, building friendships and support within our UH Community

Even though our face to face interactions with others are limited there are lots of ways that you can still make friendships and build / join a community at university. 

Events you can attend in person will be limited and under strict government rules to keep our UH community safe, but we have a range of support networks, activities, events and activities that you can join.

We have a host of valuable information available about staying safe, having fun and building relationships. We also want to hear from you, so if you are feeling lonely or isolated and want to reach out, contact us, but if you have any ideas about how you can work with us to build relationships – like you know a great resource, website, group or society – let us know by emailing studentsupport@herts.ac.uk

Student Support and Welfare dedicated team of Student Support Officers who are responsible for the welfare, pastoral care and discipline of all students living on campus. Meetings will be virtual to provide a safe confidential space for you to talk. 

International Student Support Officer works in partnership with different teams and departments to help build a sense of community at the University. They are responsible for organising a variety of different events and activities for students throughout the year, including virtual events.

All our University Support services are operational but due to the current restrictions on social distancing and strict measures to ensure we are keeping our UH Community safe, many meetings and activities are virtual.  Below is a list of internal and external support services.

Resident Assistants part of the Student Support and Welfare team there is an out of hours service provided by our Resident Assistants (also known as RAs). If you need to speak to an RA call security on 01707281010 and you will be asked to provide your contact number in order for them to call you.

Community Liaison & Support Officer offers advice or guidance whilst living off-campus.

Student Wellbeing to support you with any emotional, mental health, disability and health related issues which you may experience throughout your time at university.

Chaplaincy offer quiet spaces and places to pray, meditate or reflect.

Active Students so much more than traditional sport. It’s a great way for you to meet new people and experience something for the first time. Activities are free!

Your Student Union to support you with numerous activities, societies to meet new friends They also have an Advice and Support Centre

Student Space

A valuable resource funded by the UK Government and hosted by Student Minds

Phone support

Get free, confidential support by phone from a trained volunteer, from 4pm to 11pm every day.

 

Webchat support

Get free, confidential support over webchat from a trained volunteer, from 4pm to 11pm every day.

 

Text message support

Get 24 hour text support from a trained volunteer.

Email support

Get free, confidential support by email from a trained volunteer. You can write to us at any time.

Friendships

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53909243

COVID-19 and Sex

For advice and support around sexual relationships during a pandemic:

Sexual health: https://patient.info/news-and-features/covid-19-how-to-look-after-your-sexual-health-during-coronavirus-lockdown

 

Contact Us

Student Wellbeing

Today 8.30 - 16:00
Student Wellbeing is closed at weekends and during holiday periods.
Hutton Hub, College Lane

The Office of the Dean of Students

Student Wellbeing

Today 09:00 - 17:00
Office of the Dean of Students, College Lane