Both the University Counselling Service and the University Library produces a variety of self-help resources that you may find useful during your time here.

There is useful wellbeing and mental health information and links on the University central Student Support Services page:  Get support | Student Support (

Exterior view of the College Library, with the Barbara Hepworth sculpture 'Four Square Walk Through' in the foreground..

College Library - Wellbeing Collection

This collection has been curated by the library team with assistance from the College Nurse and College Counsellor. The Wellbeing Collection has 150+ books on topics including adjusting to university life, gender and sexuality, body image, depression, and self esteem. These books can all be borrowed from the library.

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Wellbeing Seed Library

The Wellbeing Seed Library provides free seeds for students and families to use in the student garden.

You can find the Seed Library in the College Library, in the entrance foyer of the Bracken reading room. (You do not need a University Card to access this area.)

Simply take a pinch of seeds from a packet, put them in an empty envelope, label your envelope with the variety, and then you’re ready to get started. In the 70 Storey’s Way Garden there is a student gardening club greenhouse and some raised beds that can be used by students and families. Compost, pots, a watering can and plant labels are kept in the greenhouse for student use, and the College gardeners will be on hand for any advice.

A box containing seed packets, empty envelopes, pens and sellotape. On the lid are instructions for getting started with gardening in College