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Your Wellbeing


While you’re at uni you might find that you need some extra support or someone to talk to about a problem – with your studies or personal life – our counsellors are here to be that listening ear if ever you need one.

Sometimes it’s easier to talk to someone you don’t know (like a counsellor) about things, because they are completely separate to the situation itself – they’re here solely for you and to listen to how you think and feel.

You can talk in confidence about anything that is concerning you or impacting on your life. It doesn’t matter how big or small a problem it might be, if it’s troubling you, then it’s important to talk about.

Get in touch with the counselling and wellbeing service by emailing or calling 01978 293266.


Our on campus Chaplaincy is here to support and promote your wellbeing – and don’t think that because you’re of no religion, you can’t benefit from it.

The chaplaincy is open to all faiths and none, so if you ever want somewhere to talk or have some quiet time alone to reflect or meditate, you can pop along to the chaplaincy’s quiet room (in the students’ union building.

There’s a team of chaplains available for you to talk to about anything that’s on your mind. They’re not here to judge or preach to you, they’re here to listen, talk and support you, whatever your situation.

You can keep up to date with the chaplaincy’s news and events on their blog -

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Care Leavers

If you’re leaving care to come to uni, we are here to help with all aspects of the move.

WGU was the first university in Wales to be awarded the Frank Buttle Trust Quality Mark in 2007 for its commitment to helping young people in and leaving care to achieve their academic and career goals – which we’re very proud of! We are now part of a supportive network of Universities in Wales and the UK to ensure our standards are kept as best practice which feeds down to the support and assistance we can help the young people who come to us from a Care background.

Our support team is here to provide guidance on everything from applying for your course to student finance and accommodation and ongoing pastoral support throughout your studies. In addition, we have an award-winning Careers department to help you get on the ladder of your chosen career once you graduate. Our Go Wales work experience package can also help give you the work experience that employers are looking for to help you stand out from the crowd.

You’ll have a named personal advisor who will be able to tell you about your support package and what you’re entitled to financially as these things depend on your own personal circumstances.

As a care leaver, you’re able to move into on-campus accommodation with a 365-day contract, so you don’t have to find somewhere else to live during the summer. And if your accommodation fees aren’t paid by your local authority, we have a number of bursaries offering a 50% reduction in accommodation costs in our halls of residence.

If you’d like to know more about the support available, contact Beryl Dixon on 01978 293547 or email

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