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Support & welfare

University study can be highly rewarding, but it can be challenging at the best of times too. The Student Support Office coordinates access to a range of resources including health, welfare, disablity and dyslexia, equality and diversity, and wellbeing support to help you stay happy, healthy and get the most of your time here.

In this section we have information on:

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. Here are some of the people who lead our support team:

College Chaplain: Rev Dr James Campbell SJ

Student Support Manager:  Dominic McLoughlin


We aim to make sure you have suitable finance arrangements for your period of study. The Student Support Office can contact Student Finance on your behalf if you are having any problems with your student loan, and can help set up a payment plan in collaboration with the Finance Office. There is also a small hardship fund available in cases of unexpected difficulty, to try to make sure nobody is prevented from studying for financial reasons. Please contact Dominic McLoughlin in Student Support on 020 7795 4145 or via email at for more information.  


College Counsellor Mary Cronin is available for appointments on Tuesdays in term time between 11am and 3pm. You are welcome to make use of this free service for your general mental wellbeing or for advice on how to access other NHS psychological therapies.

To meet with Mary for an initial assessment please contact Dominic McLoughlin in Student Support on 020 7795 4145 or via email at or

Disability and dyslexia

We are committed to ensure that students with disabilities are fully included in campus life and reach their full academic potential.

If you have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD we can arrange for an assement and will inform academic staff with your permission. We work closely with the Dyslexia Teaching Centre on site which provides many Heythrop students with specalist tuition.

Whatever your needs please let us know about them as soon as possible – in advance, or with your application – so we can make arrangements that suit your support needs.

Download the Heythrop Dyslexia & Disabilities guide to find out more.

Equality and diversity

Heythrop is a diverse place with students who bring different backgrounds, beliefs and nationalities to our campus, enriching the overall experience of studying here. Heythrop's Student Support Office aims to promote a culture of dignity, equality and respect among students and staff, 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.

The College’s equality statement and objectives are found in the documents below:

Public Sector Equality Duty 2012

Equality Objectives 2016-2018