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Supporting you to be your best
Students are at the heart of everything we do and ensuring that you have a positive experience during your time here is our number one priority. Our dedicated student advice and support network is committed to looking after your physical, mental and emotional health throughout your RAU journey.
One of the advantages of being a small university is that there is ample resource to go around, with committed staff such as personal tutors, who make themselves available on a one-to-one basis.
For the majority of questions you may have, the Student Support Services Manager should be your first point of contact:
We also have a dedicated Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Officer who is available during term time:
Our student community share our caring ethos in the form of their own peer support group, known as STARs (Support Team Advisor Representatives). These student mentors are all second or third year students offering peer support and live on campus. They are identified by their yellow T-shirts. They can be contacted via the Student Support Services Hub. Their availability is advertised in the Hub.
Our goal is to support every student to ensure they have a rewarding experience from start to finish. The University employs a Disability Officer, Dr John Conway, who manages all issues surrounding dyslexia and disability for the University and you can contact him by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disabled people are entitled to equal access to education and employment under the Equality Act. The Royal Agricultural University wishes to ensure that disabled students are treated equitably in their academic studies and are able to reach their full potential.
There are many types of disability; visible or hidden; physical (sight, speech, hearing or mobility impairment) or mental health impairments or long term medical conditions. The most frequently encountered is dyslexia and we employ a specialist dyslexia tutor to provide one-to-one support.
Find out more about the support and advice we offer for students with a disability, dyslexia or learning difference.
The University health centre is located on campus should you require medical attention for illness or accident while you are at University. The University nurse is available via a drop-in facility and the doctors run an appointment-based surgery over the lunchtime on these days. You will be able to collect prescriptions from the health centre.
The student lounge is an alternative space for students to relax in. It is open until 11pm each evening and you will find and TV with Netflix, soft seating and Wi-Fi access. It is an alcohol-free zone.