The Support Zone is led by the elected Vice President Support and is responsible for running support campaigns, ensuring the Union has student support in mind in all its activities, and for collating & acting upon student feedback on University support services.
VP Support - Jess Wreford
Hiya! I'm Jess Wreford, the current Vice President Support for 2017/18. So what is my role? WELL, I hold the responsibility for managing the Support Zone! The Support Zone is designed to work alongside, publicise and provide different support services in order to improve the quality of life while studying at Surrey. Whether the issue regards; accommodation, finance, race, religion, wellbeing, etc. The Support Zone is here to provide a helping hand and represent you as a student, not a statistic. Please feel free to come to us for advice and information about any aspect of student life or to find out more about the support services we have to offer.
Emergency Contacts on Campus
In case of an emergency situation, including mental health emergencies, such as feeling strong suicidal urges or experiencing distressing hallucinations, call 3333 to speak to security who can call an ambulance if needed.
If you are in an emergency situation off campus, call 999.
The Centre for Wellbeing's web-page also gives details of other organisations to contact if you are in urgent need:
Contact the Support Zone!
or call 01483 683953
Click here for more information
The Committee work part-time to support everything the Support Zone is working on, whether its campaigns, workshops or training sessions. They each have their own projects they are working on this year so feel free to chat to them about all that is happening this year.
I'm a third year vet student and I like my tea s o strong it could drink me. This degree is known to be extremely tough in terms of mental health and I felt the effects myself; I became a member of the Peer Support Scheme to help tackle this, and now as an officer I aim to ensure the success of the scheme, raise awareness for issues surrounding mental health and create a safe space by widening the reach of the Happiness Café.
Hi I'm James Steel a 2nd year undergraduate student studying International Tourism Management. As students at the most expensive University outside of London, I see how much we are squeeze for money on and day to day basis. If its not paying for rent and utilities bills its buying the weekly shop or equipment for our courses. That's why I will push for more financial support to be offered at the University to help us students live a decent standard of living.
Hello! I'm Izzy and I'm in my second year studying music. The support services at Surrey have helped me tremendously throughout my first year and by becoming a zone member, I hope I can help other students who need support. I'm incredibly excited to get involved with campaigns and events and I hope my contribution will make a difference!"
Hey I'm Connaire, an undergraduate student in my placement year. I'm currently working as a student researcher in Weymouth but this won't stop me from getting out and about around campus when I can! When I am unable to however I will be working in the Support Zone to make sure that each and every student can access support when they need it whether they be an undergrad, postgrad or placement student.
When I'm not working in my placement or volunteering with the Support Zone more often than not I'm hiking, bowling or tinkering with my computer :P