Student Welfare Adviser

The Student Welfare Adviser provides information, advice and guidance for prospective and current students on a wide range of practical and personal issues.

What can The Welfare Adviser help me with?

Most of our work is about helping you with your rights and entitlements, including:

  • Planning a budget, money management
  • Dealing with debt
  • Financial support for student parents (childcare costs etc.)
  • Welfare benefits and tax credits
  • Disability benefits
  • Housing rights

We can also help you to access support for personal issues including:

  • Alcohol and substance Misuse
  • Sexual Health
  • Domestic Violence
  • And any other issues which you may be concerned about - if you're not sure if we can help please get in touch and ask.

As well as helping you to find solutions to problems, we can also give you information and advice to help you to avoid problems before they happen. For example, we can help you to plan a budget, and check that you are getting all the funding that you are entitled to. This type of preventative advice can help you to make sure that practical and financial problems don't affect your academic progress.

Everything that is discussed with the welfare adviser is confidential; and they will not speak to family member’s friends or authorities, unless you specifically request that they do so; or the law requires them to.

For most students, university is a great place to be and should be some of the best times of your life, for those students in difficulty, the Welfare Adviser is there to provide support as part of a professional and experienced Student Support team.

The Welfare Adviser, Tammy Oyekanmi can be contacted on 0121 476 1181 ext. 2620, and is situated in room DW210.

How do I make an appointment?

Our Welfare Adviser, Tammy Oyekanmi is in the university 3 days a week, Tuesday 10am- 6pm, Wednesday 10am -4pm and Thursday 10am-4pm.

To make an appointment email: studentsupport@newman.ac.uk

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