AMBS support

Welcome from the Student Support and Guidance Team

The Student Support and Guidance Team (SS&G) offers advice, guidance and support on any issues that may affect your ability to study. We can also signpost to different University services to ensure the right support for you, including the Disability Advisory & Support Service and Counselling Service.

Support and advice is most commonly given on:


The SS&G team is based in Alliance Manchester Business School, room 2.091. The office is open to students to either drop in or by appointment, Monday to Friday between 10am - 4pm*, just ask at reception to speak to a member of the team.
The SS&G are also available via Zoom, Skype and on the phone.

* These opening hours are subject to change due to Covid-19 and online teaching changes.

Staff and contact details

The email address is:

The staff of the SSG are:

Rashida Timol, Student Support and Guidance Manager

Tara Bhatia, Senior Student Support Officer (acting)

School Disability Co-ordinator

Nula Mathers, Senior Student Support Officer (Academic Advising)

Gary Halliwell, Student Support Assistant


Confidentiality statement

Students can be seen in private and any personal problems that are affecting your studies will be treated in the strictest of confidence. However, the purpose of this office is to help you keep on track with your studies and to assist you to make a success of your time as a student. As such we do not feel it would be in your interests to provide a strictly confidential service and you should be aware that we will share some details of our discussion with other staff involved in the interest of best supporting you. This might be academic staff, the disability support office or the counselling service but would not normally include anyone from outside the University*. If you would be uncomfortable with this kind of disclosure then you may feel that you would be better being referred to a support agency within the University which maintains a strictly confidential service such as Occupational Health, Counselling or Academic Advisement.

* Please note that it is a requirement of the BSc Business Accounting degree programme limited personal data (examination results and where necessary, conduct at the University) will be shared with PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, in accordance with the University of Manchester Registered Student Privacy notice.

6 Ways to Wellbeing 

When it comes to your wellbeing, a small action can make a big difference. The University of Manchester’s six ways to wellbeing will help you make positive changes to keep feeling good and living well.

The great thing about the six ways is that you don’t have to do all of them – and some activities, such as going on a walk with friends, allow you to do more than one at once. It’s important to find a blend of things that fits with your lifestyle yet stays fresh and varied, keeping you inspired.

More details about each of the 6 Ways to Wellbeing and actions that you can take can be found on the Student Support website.