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welfare information

by UCL Cancer Charities Alliance

UCL Welfare Services


If you have cancer you qualify under Disability & Equality Act, UCL can offer you:

  • Course adjustments & ongoing arrangements - this includes matters pertaining to lectures, assignments, exams, etc.

  • Advice on eligibility for 1:1 mentoring

  • Support in applying for Disabled Students Allowance (international students are eligible for similar funding by UCL themselves)

  • Opportunities for six counselling sessions per year with the Student Psychological and Counselling service


If cancer has impacted your life in another way, UCL Welfare Services can:

  • Discuss your concerns involving mental health

  • Provide a non-judgemental listening space for you to unload your stresses and concerns

  • Arrange or signpost ongoing mental health support either with UCL or an external body

Drop in appointments

Monday & Wednesday - 14:00 - 16:00

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 10:30 - 12:30​​

The Student Support Centre,

Level 3, Core B, UCL Institute of Education

20 Bedford Way,

WC1H 0AL London​​

Contact Details

+44 (0) 20 7679 0100


Cancer Research UK


If you or someone close to you has been affected by cancer, and you have questions, you can speak to nurses on freephone. You can also email them by filling in the form on the website linked.

Contact Details

0808 800 4040

Fill in a form to ask a question here

Macmillan Cancer Support


Macmillan provides information, practical advice, and support on their website for people who have either been diagnosed or know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer.


Calling their mobile support line is free on all mobile networks and consumer landlines.

Contact Details

(Monday - Friday 9:00 - 20:00)

0808 808 0000 (UK)

+44 207 091 2230 (Overseas)



Mind is a more generic support website for a wide range of mental health issues. The website includes useful information and contacts depending on your specific needs including dealing with depression, bereavement, etc.


It is also linked to Elefriends, an online support group. 

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Samaritans are happy to speak to you about any concerns you have - they are available round the clock.

The whole conversation will be confidential and volunteers have also been trained to put aside personal beliefs so there will be no judgement.

Contact Details

Call 116 123


Always open

Find your nearest branch here:

Send a letter


PO Box 9090, STIRLING, FK8 2SA

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