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Student Support

Student support

Richard Booth, Assistant Director of Student Governance and Wellbeing, talks through mental health, student governance, visa advice and what support we can offer you during your time at BCU.

Types of support

Looking for more information on the financial, mental health and disability support we offer, or what other support is available at BCU? Take a look at our Student Support pages.

More on Student Support

Adam's story

Adam always envisaged himself going to university, but he never anticipated that he’d need a wheelchair to do so. "When I joined BCU, I was extremely anxious and nervous. But I didn’t need to worry; everyone, staff and students alike, were absolutely amazing from the moment I arrived at the University."

Read Adam's story

Kirie-Lea's story

Kirie-Lea's personal circumstances deteriorated rapidly whilst studying at uni, but BCU student support were there to assist her financially. "BCU financial services have helped with both my short term and long term finances. I was awarded with the hardship fund which allowed me to buy necessary materials for my course."

Read Kirie-Lea's story

Laura's story

Laura was diagnosed with bipolar disorder whilst suffering an episode of post-natal depression. She has tackled her mental health struggles and achieved more than she thought possible at BCU. "Being a student here means inclusion for everyone, that I can achieve anything."

Read Laura's story

Talk to us on Facebook

If you have questions about the student support available at BCU that we haven't answered for you, we'll be on Facebook Messenger until 2pm today. Get in touch and we'll be happy to help.

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Know Before You Go

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More information

  • Help Desk

  • Finance next steps

  • Accommodation next steps

  • Preparing for the hotline

  • Return to Clearing Open Day

Help Desk

We're always more than happy to help out when you get in touch. Contact us via Facebook Messenger to get your queries answered.

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Finance next steps

Got your Clearing space but wondering what you need to do next? Read more about how to get your student finance sorted.

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Accommodation next steps

Got your Clearing space but wondering what you need to do next? Read more about how to get your accommodation sorted.

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Preparing to call the hotline

Nervous about calling the Clearing hotline? Our guide will help get you prepared, so you have all the important info ready for you to secure your place.

Read our guide

Return to Clearing Open Day

Head back to the main Open Day pages, so you can continue to explore BCU, Birmingham, and all we have to offer!

Return to Clearing Open Day