Of respondents to the CUSU Big Cambridge Survey 2015, 90.85% of the 49 students who said that they had accessed support from their tutors reported that it was excellent. Students at Downing can easily access policy on harassment procedures and there is a Fitness to Study policy. The Students’ Union Advice Service website is not linked to clearly from their College website. They do have access to a College Nurse who also provides mental health support. Student-facing staff receive training in Mental Health Awareness and College Porters do not receive unconscious bias training.
Students who do not receive government grants can still get financial support from the college.
If a student wishes to intermit they would be encouraged to continue contact with their tutors, who would provide pastoral support for them to re-enter University.