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Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Student support

Your first port of call

The Student Support team are available over the phone, on MS Teams, and in person. The Student Support Office is in Room 2.46, the Garrod Building on the second floor.

Our email address is smd-student-support@qmul.ac.uk and we are always happy to answer any questions you might have.

Students can book and manage their appointments with an adviser using the appointment booking platform.

We understand that pursuing a full-time academic course can be stressful, and it’s important to know that you can access appropriate help and support.

The Student Support team at Barts and the London School of Medicine at QMUL offers a highly skilled team of pastoral and academic support advisers,  committed to supporting our medical students throughout their studies.  It doesn’t matter how big or small your problem, our advisers are here to help at any stage along your student journey.

If you have a mental health condition, concern, or any other condition which you consider to be a disability, you are strongly encouraged to contact the QMUL Disability and Dyslexia Service. They are there to advise students on the ways QMUL can help manage their disability, funding availability, additional support, etc. The Student Support team in Medicine provide help and guidance to minimise any negative impact on your studies and/or academic progress. Students can also go to the QMUL Advice and Counselling Service if they do not consider themselves to have a disability, but still want advice, support, and counselling. Students can also access support via, counselling through the British Medical Association

Financial Assistance

If you have serious financial difficulties, the Student Support team offer confidential and sympathetic advice and may be able to provide financial assistance.

The Student Support team work closely with colleagues in finance to help consider providing financial aid to students in need. Grants to support the Benevolence Fund are donated by The Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital Trust and The Enid Linder Foundation.

Queen Mary Advice and Counselling Service

This QMUL service provides expert confidential student support and guidance on a whole range of matters including: student finance, access bursaries, housing rights, council tax and immigration law, as well as counselling. The staff are particularly skilled in the fields of counselling, international student advice, and financial matters. More information can be found here: www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk

Queen Mary Disability and Dyslexia Service

A wide range of students make use of disability and dyslexia support atQMUL.. Students with long-term medical conditions, specific learning differences, short-term disabilities , which may have an impact on studies can all seek advice from the service..  Sometimes, a condition which might not be considered a disability in daily life can become a substantial difficulty when studying in higher education. If strategies exist to overcome the effects of a particular disability or learning difficulty on studying, staff in the Disability and Dyslexia Service will help you to find them. The team are also able to support students in their applications for Disabled Student Allowance (DSA). More information can be found here: www.dds.qmul.ac.uk

Career Support

The Careers Service caters for the particular needs of medical students as they progress through their degree programme and begin professional practice. The Careers Service provides numerous resources for students at Barts and The London from the date of registration until graduation. Access to such specialised careers assistance enables students to develop the ability to reflect upon their strengths and interests in the early stages of their degree, which is invaluable in ensuring that they are able to evaluate their future possibilities and tailor their degree to suit their individual skills.

For further information regarding the specialised careers programme for students of the MBBS, please visit www.careers.qmul.ac.uk and www.cxdx.qmul.ac.uk

FAQS:

A number of frequently asked questions and myth busters around mental health and studying medicine can be found here:https://www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk/emotional-wellbeing/common-problems/mental-health-and-medical-students/