Student support

A student receiving support at the University of Leeds.

To make sure you’re settled, happy and supported during your time with us at Leeds, we offer a wide range of dedicated student support services. We'll work with you to ease your transition into the School of Dentistry, where there are lots of places to turn.

Student Support Team

Our Student Support Team, based within the Student Education Service, are the first point of contact if you have questions about anything affecting your studies. From welcoming you during induction, to offering pastoral care and putting you in touch with the right people (if you experience health or financial problems, for example) right through to setting up your graduation day, our helpful team are here to make your degree go as smoothly as possible. 


We have in-house support specific to dentistry students called Denstudy, and our friendly team offers you both academic advice and pastoral care.

Study advice

Whether you come to us straight from school, after a previous degree or via the world of work, we can offer helpful advice and tips on areas such as:

  • assignment writing
  • revision and exams preparation
  • referencing
  • making the most of your feedback
  • presentations
  • time management
  • learning effectively online

We offer specialist support to international students joining us at Leeds. If you're an international student interested in finding out more, then why not contact an adviser.

We also work closely with Disability Services to help students with learning difficulties, disabilities, or long-term medical conditions navigate any barriers to learning.

From one-to-one appointments to group meetings or drop-in sessions – face-to-face and online – we're here to help.

Pastoral care

At Leeds, we offer a range of support services to help students through difficult times, or just when things aren't going according to plan. We're here to help you get the most out of your time with us.

If you ever need to chat - whether you experience difficult personal circumstances or you feel stressed out - our Pastoral Care Adviser offers individual appointments and drop-ins for all our students. We can listen, offer advice, and provide information about university services and useful resources. We do whatever we can to help. 

Career Support and Personal Tutoring

All students are allocated a dedicated personal tutor for one-on-one tutoring and guidance. You'll have regular meetings to help you with all aspects of your university life, from pastoral issues to your academic and personal development.

Through Leeds for Life, you have the chance to shape your personal tutor meetings by creating your own meeting agendas. This means you'll decide the focus and be able to get the most out of your time with us.

With our support, you'll develop the right tools and skills for your career and to stand out in the competitive world of modern dentistry. 

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Peer Support

The School of Dentistry offers a range of opportunities to connect with and learn from your peers, whether through DentSoc’s Dental Parent Scheme, through Peer Assisted Study Sessions or informal get-togethers for mature students.

Other Support

At Leeds we have a wide range of support services to help to deal with whatever life has thrown at you - including the Counselling and Wellbeing Service, LUU Help and Support Team, and the Chaplaincy. And if you don’t know where to begin, our friendly staff can point you in the right direction.