Human Resources

Links to sources of Help and Support

Birkbeck Student’s Union

College Dean: Kate MacKenzie Davey

D@W&S Contacts

Academic Standards & Quality team (for student complaints or disciplinary cases)

Human Resources

Only Connect (counselling for staff)

Students’ Union (counselling for students)

UCU

Unison

Unite

Other Sources of Help and Support

The following organisations can offer additional help and assistance:

Citizens  Advice Bureau: A source of free, independent, confidential and impartial advice, to any individual, regarding their rights and responsibilities.

ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service): A source of free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law. Helpline: 0300 123 1100

The Equality and Human Rights Commission: A source of expert advice and support on discrimination and human rights issues.

Nightline: A listening support and information helpline run by students for students.It offers non-judgemental, confidential listening support no matter what the caller’s situation, and is open every night of term between 6pm and 8am. Tel: 020 7631 0101 (6pm-8am)

Samaritans: A UK charity which provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support to anyone feeling distress or despair, including suicidal thoughts. Tel: (Freephone) 116 113

MIND: The leading mental health charity in England and Wales. Their website contains many fact sheets on a broad range of topics, and provides tips for coping in various situations as well as more practical resources. Tel: 0300 123 3393 (weekdays 9am - 6pm)

ULIfeline: An American website which describes itself as an online resource centre for college student mental health and emotional wellbeing. It has a very useful ‘get the facts’ section, as well as students’ personal stories of their struggles.

Rape Crisis: Provides crisis and long-term specialised support, counselling and independent advocacy for women and girls of all ages who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives; whether recently or in the past. Tel: 0808 802 9999 (12 - 2.30pm, and 7 - 9.30pm)

Victim Support: Provides a free counselling service for victims of crime. Tel: 0845 30 30 900

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard: Provides free and confidential support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered communities throughout the UK. Tel: 0300 330 0630 (Daily 10am-11pm)

National Bullying Helpline: Offers help to both employees and employers to eradicate bullying in the workplace. Tel: 0845 22 55 787

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The HR team is based on the first floor of Egmont House
Postal address: Human Resources, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
Email: humanresources@bbk.ac.uk