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Support and wellbeing

We are committed to supporting students and we are aware that there may be occasions when you may need a little more help to make your journey that bit easier.


A stimulating and supportive environment

When you join Hull York Medical School, you join a close-knit community. Our aim is to ensure you get the most out of your time at medical school, and that you are supported throughout your journey to becoming a doctor.

We recognise that there may be times when you need additional support to help you manage academic or personal pressures, and we are here to help.

An important part of being a doctor is being able to recognise when your patients need support but also when you might need support too. We are committed to promoting good mental health and wellbeing in our students.

Medical students are the doctors of tomorrow, and we believe by giving the right support at this early stage in their training, they will become better doctors able to deliver outstanding care to their patients.

Student talking to a member of the Student Support Team
Students talking to a member of the Student Liasion Team at Hull Royal Infirmary
Hull York Medical School students

Our support

Your PBL tutor

When you join us, your PBL tutor will also be your main pastoral contact, ensuring you settle into life as a medical student while progressing through the programme.

As they are clinicians, they recognise the unique challenges faced by medical students as they progress through your studies and are committed to supporting you in becoming a successful healthcare professional.

Student Liaison Teams at clinical placement sites

Every clinical placement site has a designated Student Liaison Team who can help with any local learning issues.

These teams are highly valued by our students and they are able to offer advice about getting the most from studying and living in the local area.

Student Wellbeing Team

We are committed to delivering a high standard of support to all students, whatever their stage of study and location.

Our Student Wellbeing Team have expertise in support relating to studying Medicine and can help signpost students to support services within the Medical School, in our parent universities and external agencies as appropriate.

Open Door Mental Health Practitioner

We believe the mental health of medical students and doctors is of the upmost importance, and we advocate our students and staff to actively look after themselves and each other.

As such, we have a dedicated Mental Health Practitioner here at Hull York Medical School.

Students can refer themselves directly to the Practitioner for confidential advice and support.

Student representatives

Student representatives from all our programmes sit on both the Student Staff Committee and School Management Board, working to support the Medical School in improving our students’ experience.

Your Student Representative will always be happy to hear your feedback and discuss matters with senior leadership.

Support from our parent universities

Student Support Services

In addition to our dedicated support, Hull York Medical School students also have access to student support at the University of Hull and the Student Hub at the University of York.

Both universities offer a wide range of student support and wellbeing services, including health and wellbeing support and advice, disability support and assessments for support and adjustments, financial assistance or advice, and learning support.

Students’ Union

The Hull University Student' Union and the University of York Students' Union have a range of advice and support functions covering accommodation, finance, advocacy and more.