Workshops, groups, support sessions and events

Personal development and group-work sessions

Our personal development and group work programme include:

  • managing stress and anxiety
  • women's and male discussion groups
  • mindfulness training
  • mood boost
  • look after your mate
  • quieten the mind and relax the body
  • make new friends at the global buddies group.
There is no need to book for the personal development sessions, please just turn up. Booking however, is essential for group work sessions.

Find out further details about specific session topics, including dates and times and who to contact.

Sexual offences support and advice drop-in

Confidential support and advice for staff and students staffed by Sexual Offences Liaison Officer Anni Parr.

If you would like to discuss informally anything regarding sexual assault we have an advice drop in, this is done in confidence unless you request otherwise.

Tuesday 8 October
Tuesday 5 November
Tuesday 3 December
All taking place at 3 Portland mews between 6pm – 8pm.

Dates for 2020 TBC

If you feel you need to talk to somebody as a matter of urgency please contact the Anytime Advice and Mental Health Support line on +44 (0)800 042 0134 or visit the Student Services Hub on the ground floor of Nancy Astor.

You can also contact Sexual Offences Liason Officer Anni Parr on

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:

  • Day: Tuesdays (term time only – dates for 19/20 are to be confirmed)
  • Time: 17:15–18:30
  • Location: TBC

If you have any questions please contact:

Jo Rowland, Disability Advisor

University of Plymouth Autism Social Group (PAS) 

PAS is a social and support group for students by students who have an autism spectrum diagnosis, led by Disability Advisors. Describing the group, students say that it is ‘a group for those with autism spectrum disorders, 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.

  • When: every Wednesday between 16:00–18:00 (during term time)
  • Where: First Floor, 3 Portland Mews
  • Free refreshments

New members welcome at any time. If you are thinking about joining we are very happy to meet you individually beforehand. For further information about the group contact Sarah Anderson or Dan Collings (Disability Advisors).

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA's) 

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA's) 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?
  • 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 DSA's and how it could help you, come to the Student Services Hub on the Ground Floor of Nancy Astor.

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 Services Hub can help you add yours to protect your property and to help the Police stop property crime.


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


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 the major UK police forces through their online systems.

If your registered property is recovered either the Police or Immobilise will contact you and let you know it’s location.