Rafiki is the Students' Union's peer support listening service, led by students, for students. If you're experiencing any problems while you're at university, you can come in and talk to our student volunteers who offer peer support. They can also signpost you to support services on campus or externally which can help. Rafiki is a drop-in service, so you don't need an appointment. We also offer an instant messaging service - to chat to our volunteers, just click on the green button (this appears during the opening times).
We work in close partnership with the University's Counselling & Wellbeing team, who support us with running the service and with volunteer training. All our volunteers receive comprehensive training to prepare them for the role. Rafiki is not a professional service, and offers peer support only.
Due to current events, Rafiki is available over instant messaging only. Our volunteers are available to chat to during the times below. During these times, the chat button will appear on this page, just click it to start talking to a volunteer.
Monday: 12pm - 4pm
Tuesday: 12pm - 2pm
Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
Thursday: 12pm - 2pm
Every Monday and Wednesday, our Rafiki volunteers hold the Rafiki Art Club where you can come and get involved in different craft activities and meet other students.
It takes in the North Side in University House from 12-2pm on Mondays & Wednesdays. All our activites for each week are listed below.
Rafiki is based in University House next to the Rosa Parks room, on the Lower Ground Floor.
If you have any questions about Rafiki, you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org