Student support

Our small, friendly Student Support team provides advice and guidance to students to help them reach their full potential.

Support and advice is offered on a confidential and impartial basis on a wide variety of issues which may be directly or indirectly affecting students in their studies.  Our areas of expertise cover:

  • Personal issues such as family, relationships, and personal support
  • Childcare issues
  • Pastoral care
  • Help with budgeting and finance
  • Dealing with bereavement
  • Mental health support
  • Support with gender, identity, and sexuality
  • Study skills
  • Learning support including dyslexia screening and assessments
  • Disability support...

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The atmosphere is positive and supportive. Everyone here has a shared end goal.

Vivien, part-time M.Ost student

Student life

 The UCO is a small, friendly community. Our students quickly get to know each other and form supportive bonds which often stay with them for life.

Our student population is diverse, and ranges from college-leavers undertaking their first degree to mature students who are furthering their studies or looking to make a career change. Students come from across the UK and around the world to study with us, including from Europe, Australia and Brazil. There is lots of interaction between year groups both in clinic and socially, and our more experienced students provide a...

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The atmosphere at UCO is great! I love being here. I have made so many new friends over the last couple of years.

Ruth Ann Head, part-time M.Ost student

Facilities and resources

We are continuously investing in our facilities and resources to improve the learning experience for our students.

Students have access to a wide range of materials to support their studies, including the biggest osteopathic library in Europe, our virtual learning environment 'BONE', and anatomy TV.

We also provide ergonomic computer suites, spaces for group and independent study, technique practice rooms and a lecture theatre.

The UCO Clinic is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art, accessible building with 34 appointment rooms and four team...

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If I were to give one reason why somebody should choose to study at the UCO, it would be the UCO Clinic.

Vivien, part-time M.Ost student

Places of Worship, Faith and Reflection

The UCO are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment where students of all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs are welcomed and can thrive. 

We recognise the importance that many students place on contemplation, meditation and prayer.

Our main site on Borough High Street offers a multi-faith & contemplation room which is available to students of all backgrounds and faiths. This room is open all day during the building's opening hours.

There are also places and communities of worship, faith and reflection in the area surrounding the UCO, some of which have been linked below. Please note this list is not exhaustive and inclusion in this list is not an indication of any endorsement by the UCO.

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Felt completely at home. Just one look around and I knew it's where I wanted to be.

Kaitlin Coulson, full-time M.Ost student

Open days

Discover the UCO for yourself at one of our regular open days...