Workshops, groups, support sessions and events

Personal development and group-work sessions

Our personal development and group work programme include:

  • managing stress and anxiety
  • women's and male discussion groups
  • mindfulness training
  • mood boost
  • look after your mate
  • quieten the mind and relax the body
  • make new friends at the global buddies group
There is no need to book for the personal development sessions, please just turn up. Booking however, is essential for group work sessions.

Find out further details about specific session topics, including dates and times and who to contact.

Sexual offences support and advice drop-in

Confidential support and advice for staff and students staffed by Sexual Offences Liaison Officer Anni Parr.

If you would like to discuss informally anything regarding sexual assault we have an advice drop in, this is done in confidence unless you request otherwise.

Please feel free to drop-in, no appointment is needed.

The Learning Gateway, ground floor of the Wellbeing Centre


  • Monday 8 October 2018
  • Monday 12 November 2018
  • Monday 7 January 2019
  • Monday 4 February 2019
  • Monday 25 March 2019
  • Thursday 9 May 2019

If you feel you need to talk to somebody as a matter of urgency please contact the Anytime Advice and Mental Health Support line on +44 (0)800 042 0134 or visit the Learning Gateway.

You can also contact Sexual Offences Liason Officer Anni Parr on

Improve your academic skills within a dyslexia-friendly environment

These 90-minute weekly (dyslexia-friendly) study support sessions are open to any student who wants to improve their study skills within a relaxed and supportive environment. The sessions start with an introduction to the other sessions. Further sessions explore skills for organisation and time management; learning technology; interactive reading and research; effective academic writing; preparing and giving presentations; revising and taking exams. Sessions run over ten weeks every semester and concentrate on how to maximise strengths and build up weaker areas.

Wednesdays 16:00 – 17:30, 13 February 2019 to 03 April 2019 Babbage 007.

Semester 2 schedule of events

Do I need to book in advance?

Ideally, we would like you to book the classes you want to attend. However, you are also welcome to join us on the day.

Email: or book in person in the Learning Gateway, Wellbeing Centre.

University of Plymouth ADHD Support Group

Do you have ADHD? Or think that you may have?

You are very welcome to join us at the University of Plymouth ADHD Support Group

We are a small friendly group who support each other by sharing concerns, good tips, ideas, experiences, etc. Each session has a more formal time where we focus on one main topic, e.g. time management, dealing with stress, etc. Sometimes a visiting speaker comes in to lead this part. This is followed by a less structured time where the conversation can cover a range of ADHD-related issues.

When and where we meet:

  • Day: Tuesdays (term time only – from Tuesday 12 February)
  • Time: 17:15–18:30
  • Location: 3 Portland Mews

If you have any questions please contact:

Jo Rowland, Disability Advisor

University of Plymouth Autism Social Group (PAS) 

PAS is a social and support group for students by students who have an autism spectrum diagnosis, led by Disability Advisors. Describing the group, students say that it is ‘a group for those with autism spectrum disorders, where we can meet up weekly with like-minded people, giving us the opportunity to be ourselves and gain confidence with other people in a social environment'. The group aims to be a fun environment and give members a chance to explore topics related to University life and try new activities.

  • When: 16:00–18:00, term time
  • Where: First floor, 3 Portland Mews 
  • Free refreshments

New members welcome at any time. If you are thinking about joining we are very happy to meet you individually beforehand. For further information about the group contact Sarah Anderson or Dan Collings (Disability Advisors).

Featured event

Bath Employment Spring School for Autism 2019 – visit the Bath University website for further information.

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA’s) 

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA's) are grants that help to pay for support that a student may need at Higher Education as a direct result of a disability, on-going health condition, sensory impairment, mental health condition or specific learning difficulties.

  • What evidence do I need?
  • Help with completing the application?
  • How to I book a Study Needs Assessment?
  • What does the report mean?
  • How do I order my equipment?
  • How do I arrange support?
  • How do I claim money back for ink/paper?
If you have any questions or just want information about DSA's and how it could help you, come to our drop-in between 14:30 and 16:00 every weekday in the Learning Gateway, no appointment needed just ask for Gillian.