Ukraine conflict - student support

Our thoughts are with those affected by the conflict in Ukraine. We will keep this page up to date with information to support you.

If you have any queries for us or want some more information, just email us at

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University information


The University had a range of information on its website about how you can get support. They will regularly update their page with more information, clearly flagging where new information is available. Information on their website covers:

  • Wellbeing drop-in sessions
  • Student visa questions and concerns
  • Financial hardship
  • Extenuating circumstances

Click here to see all the information from University.


Wellbeing support

  • Register with the University's Student Wellbeing Services if you would like to talk to someone about the impact the current situation is having on your mental health or wellbeing. You can access counselling, mental health and wellbeing support by completing their self-referral form.
  • Reach out to one of our Global Greenwich Ambassadors at our Global Centres on each campus.
  • You can also reach out to our Advice Service.
  • Register on Togetherall using your university email address for free mental health support, available 24/7.
  • Talk to your Personal Tutor.


Request a check-in call

If you would like a call from one of our trained Wellbeing and Retention callers, you can fill in the form below. This call would be a check-in call to provide awareness, information on the support on offer, and find out what other support you might need. Once you have completed this, we aim to get in touch within 48 hours during the week.

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Clothing collection

There will be a Red Cross collection point near the GSU Welcome Desk from Wednesday 9th March.

Donations of clothes (clothes, shoes and boots) and blankets are particularly appreciated.

We are unable to take the following items:

  • medication
  • tobacco
  • nightwear and furnishings that don’t have safety labels
  • weapons
  • anything that presents a hygiene risk during handling.


Please make sure all your donations are clean and usable. Full details of what can't be accepted are on the Red Cross website.



The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has opened a fundraiser to help humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians affected by the invasion. This fundraiser has been chosen by our Officer team.

For more information and to donate, click here to visit the NBU website.

Volunteer to support refugees 

Care4Calais urgently need volunteers to join their committed teams in the UK. From organising donations and delivering aid to providing friendship and support to refugees, your help will make a big difference to the vulnerable people we work with. Find our more here


Your GSU Officers are supporting the following petitions to support those affected by the current conflict.

Allow Ukraine refugees in the UK -

Waive VISA for Ukrainian refugees -

Offer fast track asylum to any Ukrainians displaced due to the invasion -


Supply chain information

The University and Union have been looking at its supply chain for our services and outlets to review links to Russia.

One of our suppliers for our shops and venues, the National Union of Students (NUS), has released the following statement this week:

In response,  NUS Services will no longer accept Russian products in the supply chain.  We have asked suppliers to declare to us any links with Russia in line with our Supplier Ethical Code of Conduct that states we do not condone the use of inhumane treatment or non-ethical financial interests.

We respectfully ask you...not to purchase any more product that has links to or is produced in Russia whilst we seek to remove any we find from the supply chain.

Regarding vodka - our listed suppliers do not produce in Russia.

For clarity:

  • Smirnoff – Diageo GB owned and produced in U.S.
  • Eristoff – Owned by Bacardi and produced in France
  • JJ Whitley – Halewood international UK owned and production has since moved from Russia to the UK because of the invasion
  • Cîroc – Diageo GB owned and produced in France
  • Ketel One – Diageo GB owned and produced in the Netherlands
  • Absolut - Pernod Ricard owned and produced in Sweden.