Stress and support services

There are many expert people at the University who want to help you to be successful. Being an independent learner doesn’t mean you have to do everything yourself and on your own. A key part of being in charge of your learning is knowing what support is available and being proactive in making use of this support.

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A-Z list

This is a comprehensive list of all the support and services available for students. Search this list as a starting point to find what you are looking for:

Student Support Coordinators

SSCs provide dedicated support in your department. They offer a confidential and non-judgemental service with regular office hours. SSCs deal with a wide range of queries, such as how to use your Student Information pages and change modules, as well as personal and confidential issues.

Academic Adviser

Your Academic Adviser is usually an academic member of staff in your Department who you can talk to for academic guidance, career possibilities, and personal issues. It is worth keeping in regular contact as they may be a good person to ask for a reference.

Student Central Advice Team

The Advice team are equipped to resolve a large number of queries relating to the administration of your degree. For example, they can provide transcripts, attendance letters and Council Tax exemptions.

Academic Liaison Librarians

Your Academic Liaison Librarian is an expert in finding information in your subject and can help you with searching, locating, and referencing sources.


The Careers service can help you to develop your employability skills and can advise on all aspects of the job search process including developing and checking your CV, applying for internships, and finding part-time work.

Financial Aid

The finance team can advise you, should you experience financial difficulties whilst at University. 

Student Union Advice

Brookes Student Union can provide independent advice on issues of housing, finance, and University complaints and procedures

Student Support Services

Student support services includes Counselling, the Disability and Dyslexia Services, the Multifaith Chaplaincy, and Equality and Diversity. They also provide support for specific student groups such as mature students, care leavers, and LGBTQ+ students. They are here to help you get the most of your time at Brookes. Brookes has also partnered with Togetherall to give students 24 hr access to online mental health support. You can access Togetherall’s safe, anonymous, online space to chat about how you are feeling, or complete one of their many wellbeing courses.