Student Support

The College is committed to providing student support, guidance, and other such services to give you the best possible experience while studying. Explore our specialist services below and get in touch to find out more about the wealth of support available to you.

Mental health affects around one in four people. We recognise that studying can be challenging and overwhelming at times, and we want students to be able to access the support they need.

We believe that all students and staff at the College should be able to talk freely about their mental health. Finding out more about mental health can be helpful in making us feel more confident to talk to others.

If you are concerned about your mental health and would like to know about the kind of support you can get during your studies, please contact

Wellbeing describes how we are feeling and how well we can cope with day-to-day life. It can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year.

What affects someone’s wellbeing won’t necessarily affect others in the same way, but we all have times when we have low mental wellbeing, where we might feel stressed, anxious or find it difficult to navigate.

Student Support Services staff are on hand to provide information on a range of topics that you may find helpful. Please contact

There are also many online self-help options to consider.

Additional Sources of Support

Student Wellfare Officers

The role of a Student Welfare Officer is to provide support, advice and guidance to students on welfare related issues.  They offer support to students who are experiencing emotional or practical difficulties that will affect their learning.  Additionally, they are there to offer an emergency service for students in immediate distress.

The College has several Student Welfare Officers who can be contacted by emailing


Counselling Service

Al-Maktoum College students are able to access the Counselling Services of the University of Dundee free of charge. If you are not sure if you need counselling, speak to a Student Welfare Officer and they will discuss a referral with you.  When a student requests counselling, the university will arrange a mutually convenient time for an assessment meeting. They aim to offer an appointment as soon as possible but during busy periods there may be a wait of 2-3 weeks.  Once you have completed the booking form you will be emailed an appointment for an Initial Assessment with one of the counsellors.

The universities Counselling Services are located in the Old Technical Institute, Small’s Wynd but meetings will most likely take place on MS Teams.

Phone: 01382 384164