As a student at the NFTS you are provided with extensive support throughout your time at the School. You will have access to essential academic support through your tutors and Head of Department, as well as practical support such as finance and accommodation. The School also offers dedicated support to international students, disabled students, and others with additional needs.

Our Student Support and Wellbeing team offer advice and information about a wide range of personal and practical issues that may affect you at the School, and can refer you to specialist support services when needed.

Disability and mental health support

The School will help co-ordinate support arrangements and resources to enable disabled students to benefit fully from their time with us. Students with long term health conditions, mental health conditions, physical or sensory impairments and specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia are all entitled to support.

Advice and guidance on applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) for UK students is available from the Student Support and Wellbeing team, and we work with all students to recommend reasonable adjustments for teaching, learning and assessments of courses.  

Students are encouraged to apply for DSA as soon as they have received an acceptance of a place at NFTS; it can take over 10 weeks from applying to receiving support – so early application ensure that support can be in place at the start of the term.


Health and Wellbeing Support

We can advise you on local health and wellbeing services, and can refer you to a range of expert professional services when needed.

If you are worried about your health or wellbeing, or that of a friend, we will always try to help.

Our advice is impartial and there to help you make your own decisions, and if we can’t help we’ll always look to refer you to people or organisations that can.

You can also report to us any incidences in which you are involved, either here at the School or anywhere else. 

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Alongside the student union, the student support team promote health and wellbeing activities. In the past these have included wellbeing week, yoga, mindfulness, craft workshops, organised local walks and a large range of sporting activities. Details of activities are made available to enrolled students via our Workplace platform and notice boards around site.

Financial support

We can advise on sources of funding, discounts available such as Council tax exemption, cost of living and help with postgraduate loan applications for MA students. Please contact

Housing Support

Via our links with local landlords and letting agencies, we can provide assistance finding affordable accommodation close to the School and putting you in touch with other students who are looking to share a house or flat. We will also try and help advise you on tenancy agreements and with any disputes with landlords. Once an applicant has been offered a place on an NFTS course, they are given access to this information. 

International Student Support

Visa and immigration advice, assistance with extending student visas, information on staying in the UK after studies as well as accessing healthcare and other aspects of like in the UK as an international student is available from


01494 731382 for Student Support or email

01494 731531 for Registry or email

In an emergency out of hours, please contact security on 01494 731400


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