The Advice Service offer free pregnancy testing kits. We understand that any pregnancy planned or unplanned can be a daunting and worrying time for a woman. If you would like to discuss your options or any worries you have then please make an appointment to see one of our advisors. All our advisors are committed to being non-judgemental, impartial, and keeping everything 100% confidential.
There is plenty of support available if you do decide to interrupt your studies to have a baby. The University has an interruptions policy, which means you can interrupt your studies at any time once permission has been given by your School. It is useful to tell someone from the University as early as possible so that arrangements can be made for your progression.
If you are pregnant and considering an abortion you are likely to have many worries and concerns you would like to discuss. One in three women will have an abortion in their lifetime so you are not alone. Abortion in England, Wales and Scotland is completely legal and free on the NHS.
You may wish to discuss this option further with your GP, alternatively the charity Marie Stopes has a 24 hour helpline which you can call to discuss your concerns and options. Their number is 0345 300 8090.
You do not need to inform the University if you are having an abortion, however if it is affecting your studies then you may wish to apply for Mitigating Circumstances. If you would like to discuss this further then please make an appointment to speak with an advisor who can guide you through the process.