Postgraduate study

Health and welfare

We take your health and wellbeing very seriously, which is why we offer a range of support services.

Health and welfare services for postgraduate students at Loughborough University.

We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all of our students.

Counselling Service

We have a well-established and experienced team of counsellors who are on-hand to provide you with an opportunity to talk and reflect with a professionally trained person who is outside your immediate situation.

You can talk to us about any personal, social or emotional concerns that you have, which may or may not be affecting your studies. Counselling can help you to find ways forward, make decisions, gain new perspectives, and discover solutions, as well as coming to terms with – and managing – challenging life events.

To contact the Counselling Service email: or call 01509 222148

Disability Office and Mental Health Support Team

The Disability Office arranges support for students with a wide range of disabilities, including physical disabilities, specific learning differences, sensory impairments and more.

Our Mental Health Support Team provide support to students who face barriers affecting their ability to study as a result of mental health issues.

The University has good access for students who are wheelchair users, or who have mobility difficulties. There is car parking on campus, and most of the buildings on campus are wheelchair accessible.

Adapted bedrooms are available in most halls of residence across the campus. You are invited to contact us to discuss any support or additional facilities you may require. Should you wish to visit to discuss your requirements in more detail, we recommend that you do this before applying.

To contact the Disability Office email: or call 01509 222770

To contact the Mental Health Support Team email: or call 01509 228338

Assessment Centre

We also help students to apply to their Funding Body or Social Services department for funding for the support they require.

The Centre is the focus of religious, spiritual and faith based activities on campus.

It includes a dedicated Christian chapel, a Muslim Prayer room, a Quiet Room, a small specialist library and a number of rooms and facilities that can be used by student faith groups, individual members of the world faiths and others.

The Centre is also home to the University Chaplains from the major world faiths. The Chaplains are available to all students of any religious persuasion or of none. Their purpose is to provide us with confidential pastoral support and advocacy as well as encouraging the exploration of contemporary faith issues through events, activities and campaigns throughout the year.

The Medical Centre is situated in the centre of the campus close to our main student accommodation village. It is open from 8.00am-5.30pm from Monday to Friday and provides a range of GP and nurse appointments.

Lifestyle checks and advice on all health-related issues are available to you on a completely confidential basis. We also have a pharmacy, dental practice and optician located next to our Students’ Union building.

Also on campus...

Campus Nursery

We have our very own nursery on campus which provides a safe place for development, learning and play.

Loughborough Campus Nursery provides a 102 place Nursery for children 0-5 years for students, University staff and the local community. The Nursery is owned and managed by Loughborough Students' Union who are committed to the Nursery as a valuable asset which drives the UK’s Best Student experience. The Nursery has been providing children a safe place for development, learning and play for over 35 years.

Contact information

For more information email us or telephone us on 01509 234126