We know that members of staff and students may have family and friends in the region of the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria and who may have been affected by the events there.
For students, there is a range of wellbeing resources on the website. The Student Assistance Programme provides a free confidential helpline and digital resources. If you feel your studies or research will be affected, please speak to your programme team or your supervisor.
If staff have been impacted and need support at this time, there is a range of wellbeing resources on the staff intranet. The Employee Assistance Programme is a free, confidential service offering 24/7 support for all staff. Please also talk to your line manager.
The Faith & Reflection team provides a quiet place on campus for the whole BU community and can be found in the Bournemouth Gateway Building at Lansdowne Campus and Talbot House at Talbot Campus. The multi-faith team offers confidential and non-judgemental support, guidance, prayer and a listening ear, regardless of whether you have faith or not. As well as providing support to BU staff and students, Sister Tama from the Faith & Reflection team is also involved in wider community assistance and can be contacted by email. There are also opportunities throughout the week for our community to come together in reflection or prayer, including the weekly Global Café.
If you want to support efforts to assist those impacted by the earthquake, the UK Government has shared some guidance about the best ways to do so.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the events.