Student Wellbeing

Take Care Taxi Scheme

The Take Care Taxi Scheme aims to make sure everyone gets home safe when they’ve been on a night out! If you’ve lost your card, don’t have any cash, or feel unsafe walking or getting the bus home, you can use get one of our take care taxis to take you home, and then pay your fare at the students’ union the next day. All you need is your student card!

Free Periods

Periods are bloody expensive. The government taxes sanitary products as ‘luxury items’ at a rate of 5%, and overall sanitary products cost the average person around £6 per 28-day cycle, which adds up to around £72 annually.
Collect your FREE sanitary products each Wednesday between 12pm and 2pm in Falmer House reception.
NB: You must bring valid student ID with you.

Drug Testing Kits

The Students’ Union is distributing drug testing kits on a ‘pay as you need’ basis. They will be available soon from reception upon request for a recommended donation of £2 each. If you choose to use drugs it is important to think about where your drugs have come from, and how you can minimise harm from drugs, whilst still having a good time. You can use these kits to test the purity of your drugs in case they contain substances other than that they were advertised as.

Welfare Drop Ins at the Student Life Centre

Sessions run at core times every day at the Student Life Centre who offer 10 –15 minute meetings to address urgent welfare concerns. Sometimes it may be necessary to get help or seek advice on the day. If you are concerned about your welfare or wellbeing, you can attend the drop-in sessions and have a brief meeting with an Advisor to help you manage your issue.

The Student Life Centre has lots of information to help with your wellbeing including what to do if you are worried about someone and help in a crisis