Student Services

Careers, Placements, and Wellbeing

Careers Service

The UWS Careers Service supports your career development throughout your time at UWS and for 5 years post-graduation. Our team of careers professionals provide a range of activities and resources to help you develop your employability and achieve your career goals.

We are here to help whatever stage of your career you are at, whether you:

  • are unsure of your career options
  • have lots of ideas but are not sure what to choose
  • know what you want to do and need support in achieving it

We cover all aspects of your career development including:

  • Career planning and job search strategies
  • CVs and applications
  • Interviews and using LinkedIn.

Our support includes personalised 1-1 advice and guidance, career development workshops, employer networking, extensive digital resources, employer mentoring and employability awards.

Want to know more? Have a look at the ways the Careers Service can support you in developing your career.

Academic Skills Support

Academic skills are the skills required for succeeding in university and beyond. These skills include time management, effective studying, critical thinking, reading, and writing. The academic skills team at UWS is here to support you to develop these skills throughout your academic journey. We offer support in academic writing, critical thinking, reading and writing, exam advice, presentations, referencing, academic integrity, avoiding plagiarism, using software to aid your studies, time management, and much more. You can find our bespoke resources on our website.

We offer various types of support, including 1-1 appointments, dissertation appointments, and workshops which can all be booked on our website. In addition, we have a podcast titled ‘A Wee Blether About…’ available on Spotify where we provide informal guidance and advice on various academic skills topics.

Take a look at how we can support you to develop your academic skills at UWS.

Disability

If you have a disability, a long standing health or mental health condition or a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, the Disability Service can help you make the most of your time at UWS. Our advisers can work with you to develop the right support for lectures, individual study and assessments. Support is flexible and can be adapted to the changing demands of your course or individual circumstances. You can find out more about support available and how to speak to an adviser on the Disability Support webpage.

Counselling and Wellbeing

Sometimes life is difficult, and you may feel worried, stressed, or unhappy. This can affect your wellbeing and sometimes your studies too. The University Counselling and Wellbeing Team are here to help.

The University Counselling and Wellbeing Service offers a private place for you to get support and talk about anything that is troubling you. Our service is free, confidential, and available to all UWS students. You can talk to us about anything at all, no matter how big or small the issue. For example, you might want to talk about:

  • Adjusting to life in the UK
  • Family difficulties or concerns
  • Coping with stress
  • Your academic situation
  • Difficulties in relationships
  • Homesickness
  • Feeling depressed or anxious

Talking about problems or difficulties with someone you trust can be surprisingly helpful. You can get things off your chest, feel supported, and think about ways to handle your situation. This can help you to feel better and be more successful in the things that matter to you.

Confidentiality

In the University Counselling and Wellbeing Service, we follow strict confidentiality practices and do not share any of your information with anyone outside of the Counselling and Wellbeing Team (unless you, or someone else, is at risk of harm). You do not have to tell academic staff that you are attending the Counselling and Wellbeing Service, and it will not affect your academic record or grades in any way.

How to Contact Us

To speak with one of our counsellors, you need to make a Wellbeing Appointment. Wellbeing Appointments are arranged through the Hub and take place online (via TEAMS).

You can contact the Hub to make a Wellbeing Appointment via WhatsApp on 0141 848 3998, or via the Hub Portal at hub.uws.ac.uk.

You do not need to share any personal details with Hub staff – just let them know that you would like to make a Wellbeing Appointment. You will be offered a choice of dates and times for your appointment, usually within a few days of your enquiry.

Further Information

For further information about the wide range of support available to you at UWS, please visit the University’s ‘Supporting Your Health and Wellbeing’ webpage.

To find out more about the Counselling and Wellbeing Service, self-help, SilverCloud, mental health emergencies and the UWS Out-of-Hours Student Helpline, please visit the ‘Counselling’ section.

Funding and Advice

Funding and Advice are here to help students prepare financial for their time at UWS, and get the most out of their money throughout their studies.

You can browse through a wealth of online information at your leisure by using our web resources. Here you will find everything you need to know about funding and money while studying, including money management tools and resources to help you plan ahead for your studies at UWS.

Use the Money, Fees and Funding section of the UWS website as your starting point, and explore the full range of information.

International Student Support

Get the answers you need as an international student at UWS. The International Student Support Team offers information, help and advice.

Our International Student Advisers (ISAs) are authorised by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) to provide Level 1 immigration advice to our international students.

The team can help with:

  • Applying for a student visa
  • Protecting Student visa status
  • Bringing dependants to the UK
  • Working during and after your studies
  • Settling into your studies in the UK

As a UWS international student, once enrolled, you will have access to a wide range of international student support resources, 24/7 on the International Student Support team SharePoint site (note that you must sign in to your UWS Microsoft 365 account to access the SharePoint site).

See the Resources for UWS Students section of the SharePoint page where you will find the following guides:

  • Accommodation Advice: Private Rental Guide
  • Accommodation quick guide for UWS international students
  • BRP collection guide
  • International Student Welcome Guide

These comprehensive resources have lots of helpful information for new UWS international students. There’s also a handy video about collecting your BRP in the Video section.

Also on the SharePoint site, you will find information on how to get in touch with the International Student Support Team and links to the team’s social media accounts.

Additionally, the SharePoint events calendar has details of upcoming information sessions, on campus drop-in sessions and other international student events (note that you must sign in to your UWS Microsoft 365 account to access the SharePoint site and may need to amend the date range to view all upcoming events).

Prospective students seeking advice on CAS letters, visa and application process, may read Application guide – UWS London and Apply to Study at UWS or place an enquiry with the UWS London team here: International Student enquiry – UWS London.

For up to date news, follow International Student Support on Social Media:

Enquire with us

We are here to help and to make your journey to UWS London as smooth as possible. Please use the relevant button below to enquiry about a course you would like to apply, or to clarify any questions you may have about us and our admission’s process. After you submit your enquiry, one of our advisers will get back to you as soon as possible.

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