Visit our S.P.A.C.E Cafe: Socialise, Play, Aspire, Connect, Enjoy. This is a compassionate peer led community to provide emotional and social support to students looking to enhance their mental health and wellbeing.

The University of Plymouth Careers and Employability service provides information, advice and guidance for our students and graduates on building skills, experience and contacts to improve employability. Whether you’re looking for a part-time job, CV advice, or ways to boost your employability prospects, our award winning Careers service can help.

There is plenty of help and advice on offer to International Students - whether it’s through meeting people of all nationalities and practicing language skills at the Languages Cafe, or befriending an English native student with the HELLO Project, you won’t be on your own.

I manage a team of mental health specialists including counsellors, social workers and occupational therapists all of whom are passionate about helping students to overcome barriers to achieving a successful and happy life at University of Plymouth.

For me, it is important that all students are able to access support as soon as possible and, in addition to, our formal counselling and mental health services, we have a set of trained listeners, available each weekday in term time, to see any student without the need for an appointment. I am proud that we offer direct support to any student when they really need it.

All students coming to see us will receive a warm and friendly welcome. No problem is too small or too big and we will not judge anyone. What we will do, is work supportively with a student to figure out a way of resolving the thing that is getting in the way of them feeling fulfilled and secure. We want students to flourish at Plymouth and we will do our best to make this happen.

Come and see us as soon as you feel worried about anything, the earlier you come and seek support, the sooner you will feel better.

Counselling works! Research and experience shows that counselling helps students achieve both in their personal life and in their studies.

Help is here – please do not bottle things up. We will always be glad to see you and glad that you have sought support.
— Anne Bentley, Student Counselling Team Leader

The Writing Café is a unique and creative space where staff and students are welcome to come and have a conversation with a member of the Learning Development team, work with one of our trained student writing mentors, or take part in one of our many events and activities centred on writing.

As well as serving great coffee and locally sourced food, the Writing Café is a welcoming space where you can explore techniques and strategies to improve your writing.