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.

Registering with the Student Health and Wellbeing Team

Our team offers advice and support for students with Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs), disabilities or long-term health conditions including those with diagnosed mental health conditions. Counselling is available irrespective if you have an SPLD, disability or diagnosis.

Please register with the team today so that we can share with you the types of support available to you throughout your studies.

Register now to find out how we can help you.

City support services

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

Student Health and Wellbeing Engagement Service – offers health and wellbeing promotion, first contact conversations, drop-in sessions and individual consultations around general wellbeing.

Student Disability and Neurodiversity Service – offers support and guidance, including reasonable adjustments for students with long-term health condition(s), physical disability or ASD. Also offers personalised, individual specialist study skills advice and reasonable adjustments for students with Specific learning differences.

Student Mental Health Service – offers practical and emotional support throughout studies, including specialist mentoring support and reasonable adjustment recommendations.

Student Counselling Service – offers confidential counselling to support and help understand any issues or difficulties which may affect wellbeing, and learn how to manage psychological health.