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Health and Wellness

Student Services delivers Student Wellness initiatives to support the personal, academic, and social development of students at the BISC. Services are delivered in conjunction with local partners, as well as through our Peer Health Educator program, and educational programming in the residence building and the castle.

Physical Health

You will have access to the weekly on-site doctor's office (Fall/Winter only), and be registered at the local doctor's office – Herstmonceux Integrative Health Centre. The Health Centre provides comprehensive medical care, travel medicine, immunization, and referrals for specialized treatment. As part of the Student Visa application, First Year students will pay the healthcare surcharge for access to the National Health Service (NHS). Upper Year students in the Fall/Winter/Summer semesters have access to the local doctor’s office on a pay-as-you-go basis.

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Mental Health

Our counselling service provides short-term counselling geared to resolving personal difficulties, dealing with crises, and distressing situations. Our counselling service can also assist in facilitating specialized mental health services or longer-term counselling support. All students can access the bi-weekly on-site counsellor. Counselling Services is staffed by psychologists and certified counsellors.

Student Services staff live onsite and help students form a strong community within residence while offering guidance and support, and refer students to appropriate services.

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Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services are coordinated principally through the Student Success & Learning Development Advisor, and assists students in the following ways:

  • Implementation of exam accommodations
  • Facilitation of access to material in alternate formats
  • Provision of assistive technologies
  • Coordination of learning strategies and library research workshops
More information on Accessibility and Accommodations

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

The BISC is committed to maintaining a positive learning and living environment in which any form of sexual violence will not be tolerated. The BISC follows the Queen's University policy that aims to address sexual violence, although some slight modifications to the procedures have been necessary to reflect the geographical location of the BISC and the resources and supports associated with it.

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Sexual Health

Student Services can help students access sexual health resources in the local community. Free male and female condoms are available from Student Services and in the residence building.

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Student Services main offices

Student Services lounge

Bader College (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community.
We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives.
Bader College supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (ader College). 

**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups. 

***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

Bader College
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
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Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment
Gordon Hall, 74 Union Street
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2218
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