Who else is here to help?

Moving away from home, potentially in a new country, can be hard. Find out where to get support if you feel you need it!

The most important thing to realise is that everyone at Imperial wants you to succeed, and that no-one will seek to discriminate you in any way. You should talk to whoever you feel most comfortable to, but there are a lot of options and a lot of people to help you. Nothing is too big, or too small. Please do not suffer in silence: tell someone if there is an issue. Even if you tell the “wrong” person, they will still be able to help you and redirect you to the correct place.

Who is here to help?

The College has a wide range of support services. Starting in Halls, you have the Duty Warden. The Warden and Assistant Warden can also be contacted at all times. In your department, you will be assigned at least one Tutor, and the department will have a Senior Tutor and a Directory of Student Support and Head of Department. The NHS College Healthcentre works closely with the support services within the College, namely the Disability Advisory Service, the College Tutors and the Counselling Service. The Union (ICU, not its constituent unions – CGCU/ICSMSU/RCSU/RSMU) provides a trained advisor in its Advice Centre.There are also a number of logistical support services, such as the Student Hub and Registry.

Where should I go?

The answer to this question depends very much on your exact situation, and who you feel most comfortable talking to. No-one will force you to go to a specific service; it is completely up to you. The Wardening Team will be available any time you need to discuss any issue you may be having, and to advise you on a possible route of action, and to try help (if you wish) remedy any situation. You can, of course, go straight to any internal College or external Charity support service without going through the Wardening team too. It is completely up to you. Google “support services Imperial College” to find out lots and lots of information from across the College: this page is only the beginning. Below is a list of other key services.

Student Counselling Service
Email or phone to arrange an appointment, you will be offered the next available time that suits you. This service is confidential. Can go to counselling for a range of issues including but not restricted to mental health, relationship difficulties, bereavement, sexuality etc. Counselling also offer occasional workshops on subjects such as stress management and self-esteem
Email – counselling@imperial.ac.uk
Telephone – 020 7594 9637
Imperial College Health Centre
Phone or in person to book an appointment with a GP. This service is confidential. GP can give medical diagnosis and offer treatment as they see fit. One treatment that can be provided is counselling (needs referral from GP)
Email – imperialcollege.hc@nhs.net
Telephone – 020 7584 6301
Faith related issues. Free mindfulness sessions (non-religious) every Tuesday, 13:05-13:50. Religious meditation also available. Check website for more information
Email – chaplaincy@imperial.ac.uk
Telephone – 020 7594 9600
Advice Centre
Independent of college. This service is confidential. Can correspond face to face, via email or phone. Covers lots of areas; academic, money, accommodation, employment, international, legal etc.
Email – advice@imperial.ac.uk
Telephone – 020 7594 8067
Disability Advisory Service
Encouraged to contact initially through email. Also have online booking form. Can guide you to additional help. There are also departmental disability officers who can help
Email – disabilities@imperial.ac.uk
Telephone – 020 7594 9755
Personal Tutors
Personal and senior tutor within each department are first point of call. You can also contact one of the college tutors to discuss any academic or welfare issues
College Tutors
Dr Lynda White:
Email – l.white@imperial.ac.uk
Telephone – 020 7594 8527
Dr Simon Archer:
Email – s.archer@imperial.ac.uk
Telephone – 020 7594 5368
Dr Mick Jones:
Email – m.d.jones@imperial.ac.uk
Telephone – 020 8383 1643
Mr Colin Kerr:
Email – c.j.kerr@imperial.ac.uk
Telephone – 020 7594 6004
Student Hub
Can help with enquiries about many aspects of university life. Provides information about services available to students
Email – student.hub@imperial.ac.uk
Telephone – 020 7594 9444
Student Support Fund
Can provide emergency financial help if you have a sudden change in circumstances. Please visit the website for full details and application form