Our Student Advice Team offer advice and guidance to BGU students in areas such as accessibility and disability support.

How to find us:

Student Advice is located in the Cornerstone Building. Our reception desk is immediately on the left-hand side as you walk in the main entrance to the building.

From the main carpark, follow the white canopy as if walking to Newport. The Cornerstone Building is the last building on the left.

If entering campus from the Newport entrance, the Cornerstone Building will be on the right.

Contact Us or book an Appointment!

    BGU Students said:

    “They have time to get to understand you.”

    “Very responsive to our needs -speed at getting support in place and funding sorted.”

    “The team make you feel welcome, regardless of your hidden disability.”

    “Made my process from benefits to being a student so smooth and seamless.”

    “It gets you off the ground and helps you to feel part of something.”

    “They are really open and put you with the right advice.

    About Student Advice

    BGU Student Advice's services operate on a professional, non-judgemental and confidential basis. Our team will handle any information you disclose in an appropriate and sensitive way, in accordance with data protection legislation.

    We have a wealth of experience of assisting students in higher education and we are committed to the continual development of our skills and resources.

    BGU's Student Advice Team provides the following range of services, offering advice and guidance to prospective and current students:

    Accessibility: for students with disabilities, specific learning differences, mental health conditions and other access needs
    Advice: providing generalist welfare advice and specialising in money advice
    Counselling: available via an independent private practice to ensure confidentiality and discretion
    Funding: including the BGU Learning Fund and BGU Bursary - as well as expert advice and guidance regarding student loans and grants
    Mental Health: advice, self-help information and links to NHS partners to support students’ mental health needs
    Care Experienced Students: support for students from care

    Student Carers: support for students who provide unpaid support for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support

    In 2022, Student Advice's MatrixQuality Standard was renewed. The following strengths were identified:

    • High levels of professional integrity.
    • Positive impact of their approach and the expert knowledge they can provide.
    • Managing appropriate levels of confidentiality and a solution-focused approach.
    • Supporting individual needs as part of the early engagement and on course support.


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