Personal development groups

Groups are facilitated by Student Wellbeing Services staff members. Each group runs differently, so please do read each description. 

Some are ongoing and offer social and support so you can come once, every week, or whenever you feel like dropping in.

Global Buddies – International/EU/EEA Students in Plymouth

Starting university can be a difficult time especially if you are new to living in the UK. Global Buddies is a group for international students that provides a chance to meet other international students and make social connections.

The group discusses things like life in the UK, stories of people's home countries, university life and how to address any difficulties international students may be facing. The group is facilitated by three of our doctoral students who are excited to meet you all.

More details and meeting dates

LGBTQ+ wellbeing group

Every Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00

A chance for all LGBT+ students, or those with initial questions about sexuality or gender identity to gather online via Zoom and address some of the specific issues that are impacting on their wellbeing and to feel heard. The group will run every week at the same time and will be facilitated by LGBT+ identifying members of staff and facilitators.

The group aims to provide a safe space for students to discuss some of their problems and share ways of coping during ever-changing uncertain times.

This will be a supportive and non-judgemental atmosphere and topics raised by the group will be sensitively held by the group. We ask for confidentiality in the group, you don’t have to be ‘out’ or claim an identity to attend. The group will last 60 minutes and run at the same time every week.

Upon registering students will receive a Zoom link via email so they are able to attend the group.