Workshops, groups, support sessions and events

Personal development and group-work sessions

  • Anxiety workshop
  • Women’s wellbeing group
  • LGBTQ + wellbeing group
  • Moodboost – managing low mood
  • Look After Your Mate
  • Calm and Soothe – strategies for a ‘calm kit’
  • Global Buddies – for International/EU/EEA students

For more information on all of the above, including dates and times and who to contact, visit our Personal development sessions and groups webpage

Group study skills (dyslexia-friendly)

These 90-minute weekly (dyslexia-friendly) study support sessions are open to any student who wants to improve their study skills within a relaxed and supportive environment. The sessions start with an introduction to the sessions. Further sessions explore skills for organisation and time management; learning technology; interactive reading and research; effective academic writing; preparing and giving presentations; and revising and taking exams. Sessions run over 10 weeks each semester and concentrate on how to maximise strengths and build up weaker areas.

  • Wednesdays 15:30–17:00
  • Starting: 3 February to 24 March 2021
  • Online via Zoom

Please contact Jo Rowland or Kassandra Clemens to join the sessions.

View the complete 2021 schedule

Sexual offences support and advice drop-in

  • 26 January 2021
  • 23 February 2021
  • 20 April 2021
  • 18 May 2021

All drop-in are between 18:00 and 20:00 via MS Teams

To register for a one-to-one discussion with Anni, please email her on 11875@dc.police.uk and she will then contact you to set up the meeting.

If you feel the need to talk to somebody as a matter of urgency, please contact the Student Hub and ask to speak to one of our Duty Mental Health Workers. Out of hours you can contact the Plymouth Mental Health Support Line on +44 (0)800 923 9323.

You can also contact Sexual Offences Liaison Officer Anni Parr on 11875@dc.police.uk or the local SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) Plymouth 0300 303 4626.

University of Plymouth ADHD Support Group

Do you have ADHD? Or think that you may have?

You are very welcome to join us at the University of Plymouth ADHD Support Group.

We are a small friendly group who support each other by sharing concerns, good tips, ideas, experiences, etc. Each session has a more formal time where we focus on one main topic, e.g. time management, dealing with stress, etc. Sometimes a visiting speaker comes in to lead this part. This is followed by a less structured time where the conversation can cover a range of ADHD-related issues.

When and where we meet:

  • The ADHD group will be running via Zoom on Wednesday lunchtimes 13:00–14:00 from 29 September.

If you have any questions please contact:

Jo Rowland, Disability Advisor.

University of Plymouth Autism Social Group (PAS) 

University of Plymouth Autism Social & Support Group (PAS) is a social and support group for students by students who have an autism diagnosis, led by Disability Advisors. Describing the group, students say that it is ‘a group for autistic students, where we can meet up weekly with like-minded people, giving us the opportunity to be ourselves and gain confidence with other people in a social environment'. The group aims to be a fun environment and give members a chance to explore topics related to University life and try new activities.

New members welcome at any time. For further information, please contact Sarah Anderson or Dan Collings (Disability Advisors).

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) 

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) are grants that help to pay for support that a student may need at Higher Education as a direct result of a disability, on-going health condition, sensory impairment, mental health condition or specific learning difficulties.

  • What evidence do I need?
  • Can I ask for help with completing the application?
  • How to I book a Study Needs Assessment?
  • What does the report mean?
  • How do I order my equipment?
  • How do I arrange support?
  • How do I claim money back for ink/paper?
If you have any questions or just want information about DSAs and how they could help you, come to the Student Hub in the Charles Seale-Hayne Library.

To protect it, register it!

Reduce property crime
Thousands of items of property are lost or stolen each year in the UK. The Immobilise National Property Register already holds the details of 28 million items of property. The Student Hub can help you add yours to protect your property and to help the police stop property crime.


Register

Register your property free by visiting the Student Hub or www.immobilise.com; it only takes a couple of minutes and once you have registered you will have a better chance of getting your property back if it’s lost or stolen.


Report

If any item of registered property is lost or stolen, report it to Immobilise via your online account. This information is then made available nationally to all of the major UK police forces through their online systems.

Reunite
If your registered property is recovered, either the police or Immobilise will contact you and let you know its location.