Workshops, groups, support sessions and events

Personal development and group-work sessions

Our personal development and group work programme includes:

  • managing stress and anxiety
  • women's and men's 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.

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: 14 October to 9 December 2020
  • Online via Zoom

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

View the complete 2020 schedule

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 informally discuss anything regarding sexual assault, consider coming to one of our advice drop-ins. These take place in confidence unless you request otherwise.

  • Tuesday 8 October
  • Tuesday 5 November
  • Tuesday 3 December
All taking place at 3 Portland Mews, 18:00–20:00.

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 Hub in the Charles Seale-Hayne Library.

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:

  • 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) 

Plymouth University 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 your property free by visiting the Student Hub or; 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.


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.

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