Of respondents to the CUSU Big Cambridge Survey 2015, 80.15% of the 70 students who said that they had accessed support from their tutors reported that it was excellent. Students at Newnham can easily access policies on harassment (although only in relation to sexual harassment). It is unclear whether 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 provides mental health support alongside a counsellor. 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 students wish to intermit they will be supported by a College Tutor and the Tutorial Office when returning to University on a case by case basis. They can also have access to College intranet should this be required.