We are very saddened by the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia and we are closely monitoring the situation which is developing rapidly.
We appreciate that this ongoing situation may affect, and worry, our students, staff, and alumni here at the RAU and we hope that our RAU community will support and comfort each other.
In addition, here is some information on RAU services that you may find helpful:
- Students Union: You may wish to connect with fellow students through the RAUSU.
- Chaplaincy: All are welcome to seek pastoral support through the RAU Chaplaincy.
Counselling and emotional support (students): Our Student Support service is here as a confidential, safe space to talk about anything in a very non-judgemental
environment. We’re not just here for mental health support but also for any general non-specific concerns. Please do not worry on your own – come along and talk to us without any embarrassment.
Daily drop-in sessions (students): Remember that we have a daily drop-in between 2-4 each weekday afternoon (details on Gateway), where students can come and talk to one of the team about absolutely anything.
We also have a new online booking system (again on Gateway) and of course you can come to the desk at the Student Hub, between 10am and 4pm daily, to book in to speak to someone.
Counselling: Validium, our counselling, information, signposting, and support service, is available to both students and staff and can be accessed for free at any time of day or night. This service is confidential and entirely secure, and
provides a wealth of information and links on issues that could be affecting you. You can also access short term counselling free of charge.
Call the Validium helpline on 0800 3 58 48 58 (24hrs)
Alternatively, please visit Validium and log in using the following details:
- Student username: RAUSU Staff username: RGC
- Student password: EAPsupport Staff password: Education08
Financial Support: If you have been impacted financially by the crisis, or other unforeseen events, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immigration advice and guidance: If you need support relating to your Student Visa or immigration status to study at the RAU, please email email@example.com or
leave a message at the Student Hub.
If you, your friends, or family need information regarding immigration, the following resources may be helpful:
We can be a real source of strength to each other in times of fear and loss in all parts of the world and it is crucial to support everyone regardless of their background, nationality, or faith. There is no doubt that our RAU spirit will shine during
this difficult time.