If you or someone you know has been physically assaulted there is a variety of support options available to both students and staff. 

                   For students and staff 


Centre for Wellbeing: the University’s team of professional counsellors, and mental health workers offers confidential support.

Chaplaincy: our chaplains are from many different faiths and beliefs. We also have non-faith or spiritual chaplains.

People, Culture and Inclusion team: the team provides advice, support and guidance on equality, diversity and inclusion related issues to students and staff. 

LGBTQI Equality Group: the group exists to further equality for LGBT staff, students and the wider LGBT community. It acts as a lead on the University’s initiatives within the framework of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme and helps to formulate and advise University initiatives to encourage greater representation of the LGBT community in all areas of University life.

Rainbow Allies: a group of staff and students who show their commitment to the LGBTQI Community here at Surrey by agreeing to a number of pledges and demonstrating their support via door/computer stickers, mugs and badges.

Faith and Belief Forum: the Faith and Belief Forum serves as a place of common ground for different faith and belief communities to contribute to the diversity of the University community and be valued for that. 

                           For students 


National Health Service: NHS surgeries in the area provide support with a range of physical health and wellbeing issues. You can also use the NHS service search or call 0300 311 22 33 for details of other local surgeries. 

University of Surrey Students Union (USSU) is a free confidential, impartial service where students can get advice and information on academic and personal issues, including advice on procedures and representation at meetings.  

Student Life Mentoring: Student Life Mentors are experienced students who are there to help you settle in, make friends, and to act as an approachable and accessible welfare presence throughout the year. They are there to answer any questions you may have about student life and to provide you with helpful information. 

Wardens are responsible for the general welfare and good conduct within the halls of residence.

Personal tutors are there to support your academic, personal and professional development throughout your time at Surrey. They will refer you to appropriate academic, welfare and support services when necessary. Tutors follow a Code of practice for personal tutoring to ensure they are delivering the best possible help to you. 

Disability and Neurodiversity Service: the University’s dedicated disability advisers can provide advice, guidance, and support to students about a range of practical adjustments to your studies. 

Extenuating circumstances: if you feel your studies have been affected by what has happened you can consider applying for extenuating circumstances (ECs). Your faculty’s ECs team will be able to provide more information:
 

                             For staff 

National Health Service: NHS surgeries in the area provide support with a range of physical health and wellbeing issues. You can also use the NHS service search or call 0300 311 22 33 for details of other local surgeries. 

Human Resources: if you are a member of staff or manager your HR contact will be able to identify the support that’s available for you. 

Trade unions: there are three trade unions that represent staff at the University: Unison, Unite and UCU. 
 

                   Other sources of support 


NHS 111: Call 111 (24 hours a day, 365 days per year). 

If your injuries are severe, go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department. Your local A&E department for Guildford is Royal Surrey County Hospital, Egerton Road GU2 7XX, 01483 571122 (next to Tesco). 

Victim Support help anyone who has been the victim of a crime. They can support you coping with the after-effects of crime and help with reporting to the police. 
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