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 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 peers support only.
Rafiki is now closed for the 2018-19 academic year. It will reopen in September 2019.
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