Our student care programme ensures that we target all aspects of our students’ wellbeing, not just their development into strong, versatile performers.

Pastoral care

Our reputation is built on an ethos of caring and nurturing individuals and this care has been recognised as outstanding by Ofsted.

Urdang places the utmost importance on the pastoral care of its students, conscious that for many this will be their first time living away from home, with many new to London. We provide student support in many practical areas and can offer advice on accommodation, finance and related issues.

Treatment Department

A performer’s body needs to be kept in peak physical condition in order to cope with the demanding nature of training in the performing arts. It is Urdang’s mission to keep our students’ injuries to an absolute minimum.

Our team of therapists can attend to student injuries quickly and efficiently so that time away from training is minimised. The majority of injuries and accidents can be treated on-site in our fully equipped treatment facilities.

Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Pilates, Sports Massage make up the treatments on offer to help support student rehabilitation from injury. Our Treatment Department boasts an on-site Pilates studio which has a clinical Reformer/Tower and other various pieces of equipment.

Health insurance

Students are strongly advised to take out private health insurance. Referrals to specialists and private hospital treatment may be needed in certain circumstances and the insurance option allows for quick and efficient specialist care.

City support services

Students at City, University of London also have access to a range of specialist support and wellbeing services.

We have specialist mental health, disability and neurodiversity teams which offer confidential, practical advice and support including recommendations for reasonable adjustments for disabled students or for those needing additional support.

Our expert counselling team can support you to gain a better understanding of your personal and emotional difficulties. They offer high quality, confidential one-off initial consultations, individual counselling, CBT, long-term counselling and therapeutic art groups, psycho-educational workshops and self-help resources.