Student intern, Victoria, shares information about the support available to students during the summer.
Assessments and exams are finally over! Sighs of relief swept Cathays on the 9th June, alongside torrents of rain and the chaos of General Election results. Now, undergraduate students across campus are getting ready to pack up their things and head home, preparing for placements or settling down in Cardiff for the summer.
Whether you’re moving home or staying in Cardiff, Student Support are here for students throughout the summer to provide both face-to-face and virtual support. Whether you need some careers advice, a helping hand finding some work experience, guidance on your finances, screening or support with a learning difficulty or help understanding your visa, you can access support throughout the vacation.
If you’re graduating this summer, now is the time to take advantage of these services and make sure you’re set for graduate life.
Summer opening times
50 and 51a Park Place
The Student Support Centre in Cathays will remain open as usual, 9am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. Drop-in times for each service vary, so it’s best to contact the Centre before visiting.
Telephone: 029 2087 4844
The Student Support Centre in Heath Park will remain open, 9am-4:30pm, Monday Friday, apart from in the first three weeks of August (31 July – 18 August).
International Student Support
International Student Support is based in the Cardiff University Students’ Union, which will also be open during the summer. You should contact them to book an appointment or enquire about drop-in times.
Telephone: 029 2087 6009
Flexible support and virtual resources from our services
You can contact any of our services via email or telephone throughout the summer. You may also be able to arrange a Skype appointment. Lots of our services also offer virtual resources that can be accessed anywhere with internet connection.
Careers and Employability
Careers and Employability offer telephone and Skype appointments. You can book an appointment and access virtual resources via Career Central, such as the A-Z jobs list and the jobs board. For general advice and guidance, check out the Careers and Employability section of our blog!
Counselling, Health and Wellbeing
The Counselling, Health and Wellbeing service offer telephone and Skype appointments. You can find out more about these and about further support available wherever you are in the world, in the online support all year round blog.
There are a number of self-help resources available to our students via Wellbeing Central and the Counselling, Health and Wellbeing section of our blog also has lots of useful information. Please bear in mind that Counselling, Health and Wellbeing do not offer appointments to students once they have graduated.
Telephone: 029 2087 4966
Advice and Money
The Advice and Money service can offer students advice on funding, finance, housing and provide guidance on student finance issues or for students who have failed their exams. You can find more information on money on the intranet and guidance on some issues on the Advice and Money section of our blog.
Telephone: 02920 874844
Disability and Dyslexia
The Disability and Dyslexia service can offer advice and guidance to students with a range of disabilities including physical or sensory impairments, specific learning difficulties, long term medical conditions and mental health conditions. You can find out more on the intranet here, and guidance on some issues on the Disability and Dyslexia section of our blog.
Telephone: 029 2087 4844
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Victoria, student intern.
Your Student Life, Supported.
The Student Support Centre has a range of services dedicated to helping students make the most of their time at University, including: Advice & Money, Careers & Employability, Counselling, Health & Wellbeing, Disability & Dyslexia and International Student Support.
For further details of services, events, opening times and more find us on the University Intranet.