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Health Care

Gower Street Practice offers a full range of GP services, including a travel clinic, lifestyle clinics and counselling facilities. Services are available to students and spouses and children of students, although there are some restrictions for those living outside London. Please register as soon as possible with the Centre or with a local GP. It is wise to register as a provision at the start of your course so that you will not have to register during illness.

If you need to be seen urgently, you may telephone the practice or call in person. There is always a doctor or nurse available to see, treat or advise you.

The Health Centre
20 Gower Street
Tel.: 020 7636 7628
Open 9:00am-5:30pm, Monday to Friday

The practice also has non-medical counsellors and offers a range of counselling and therapy services to all full and part-time students. If you think that you may need help with examination stress, please go early as it may be difficult to get an appointment with a therapist at short notice near the exam period.

In addition, the University of London Union (ULU) runs a Nightline talk and telephone information service as well as welfare and advice sessions at its building in Malet Street. ULU also has a gym, fitness classes and indoor swimming pool.

Disabled Students

The Institute welcomes applications from disabled students, who are considered on the same academic criteria as all others. There is, however, special consideration in the Institute’s assessment system for disabled students according to individual needs. The Institute will take all reasonable steps to make adjustments and provide necessary facilities to enable any disabled student to attend a course for which s/he has been accepted on academic grounds.

Some financial assistance is available from the Access to Learning Fund to help disabled students with travel, accommodation or other relevant expenses.

Equal Opportunities

The Courtauld Institute of Art confirms its commitment to the elimination of all forms of discrimination and to provide an environment where individuals are treated fairly, with respect and dignity.

This commitment is demonstrated through active promotion of the Institute’s equal opportunities policy. The aim of the policy is to ensure that no employee, job applicant, student or volunteer receives less favourable treatment because of age, colour, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, nationality, national or ethnic origin, parental or caring responsibilities, politics, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief (including lack of belief), sex, social orientation, or trade union membership. The Institute expects all individuals to recognise their responsibilities under this policy and act in accordance with it.