For many students, being at university is the first experience of living independently. This can be exciting but it can also be unsettling, especially if things don’t quite go to plan. Your Tutor is usually your first port of call should a problem arise but there are also many other sources of support available – both in College and across the University.
The Porters’ Lodge is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be contacted at any time of the day or night in an emergency.
The College Nurse is available to discuss, in confidence, any issues related to physical and mental health.
The College Counsellor is available for all Murray Edwards students.
Alternatively, you can may wish to refer yourself to the University Counselling Service, which is staffed by a team of trained and accredited counsellors and therapists. They are all experienced in helping people from many different backgrounds and cultures, and with a wide range of personal and work issues. We have BAME counsellors and Sexual Harassment and Violence Advisers.
The College offers a host of wellbeing events and activities during Term, including craft sessions, wellbeing walks and yoga classes.
In addition, the Library provides in-person, wellbeing events for all college members during Term time. Mindfulness colouring books and yoga mats are available throughout the year to borrow. During Easter term there are lots more wellbeing activities to allow you to take a break, such as the student versus library staff “scrabble challenge” and jigsaw puzzles to complete.
Accessibility & Disability Resources
Much of the College is accessible to people who use wheelchairs and we have undergraduate and postgraduate accommodation suitable for wheelchair users.
The University of Cambridge is an inclusive university with more than 5000 disabled students currently studying across all 31 Colleges and every School. The Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre (ADRC) offers a confidential and accessible service for all disabled students supporting access to your teaching and learning during your time at Cambridge. They are a student-centred service, committed to supporting disabled students to achieve to their academic potential.
The Students’ Advice Service
The Students’ Advice Service offers free, confidential, and impartial advice and support to all Cambridge University students - undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate - from any College or course. You can go to the Student Advice Service with any issues or problems you might experience as a student, from making friends to working relationships, from exams to intermission, and from welfare concerns to finance. The Student Advice Service is a part of the Welfare and Advice Team at Cambridge SU.