Student Support

Student Support

Learning support

Heythrop supports your academic studies by providing an innovative study support scheme in addition to your lectures and seminars. Heythrop facilitates one-to-one tutorials with your lecturer for each of your essays. You will also be assigned a personal tutor throughout your time here. In addition, in order to fully equip yourself with the skills and experience needed to succeed academically, you can participate in our Small Group Study Scheme to learn a range of study skills such as academic referencing and giving presentations.

The Student Support Office

The Student Support Office works to promote general wellbeing of all members of the student community. This includes your physical and mental health, welfare issues such as student finance, and equality matters such as disability provision.


We work closely with the local medical centre and the University of London health practice in Gower Street to facilitate access to basic healthcare and to promote physical and mental wellbeing.

There is an on-site College counsellor who provides a free, confidential service for emotional and psychological difficulties related to your time as a student.


We aim to make sure you have suitable finance arrangements for your period of study. We can help by liaising with Student Finance England, and by offering advice on applying for bursaries and grants. There is a small Access to Learning Fund for students in hardship, used by the College to try to make sure that nobody is prevented from studying for financial reasons.


The Student Support Office aims to promote a culture of dignity and respect, and to respond to each individual student’s needs to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach their academic and personal potential while at university.

We are positive about disability and our policies and practices are designed to make sure that all students are welcome and fully involved in the life of the College regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexuality, religious belief or other difference.

We work closely with the Dyslexia Teaching Centre on site. If you have a Specific Learning Difficulty we can arrange for an assessment, and for support to be provided through the Disabled Students’ Allowances where appropriate. Adjustments for students with disabilities might include specialist software, mental health mentoring, or individual study tuition.

The Chaplaincy

Our active and dynamic Chaplaincy offers support for the spiritual and human development of all our students and staff, irrespective of their religious belonging. The Chaplaincy Team, composed of two chaplains, students and staff members, coordinates different areas of activity and works closely with the Heythrop Students’ Union, the Student Development Team and the University of London Chaplaincy. Examples of our activities include the Heythrop Taizé Summer Experience which offers the chance to join young people from all over Europe at a modern monastery in southern France, to experience silence, prayer and friendship, in contact with nature and in a peaceful and joyful atmosphere. In addition, the Heythrop Schola, our chapel choir, offers students the opportunity to develop their musical passion
and abilities, with a particular attention to liturgical celebration and people in need. Besides supporting the singing at most College masses and Advent and Lent services, the Heythrop Schola undertakes concerts both at Heythrop and outside, as well as charity performances.

Page Updated: Friday, August 16 2013