Rafiki Peer Support


What is Rafiki?

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 peers support only. 

Opening Times

Monday 11am - 1pm

Tuesday 11am - 1pm 

Wednesday 12pm - 2pm

Thursday 9am - 2pm 

Friday - closed

Art Club

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. 

23rd & 25th September - Colouring 

30th & 2nd October - Giant Jigsaw

7th & 9th October - Bracelet Making 

14th & 16th October - Kintsugi 

21st & 23rd October - Rage Painting 

28th & 30th October - Halloween Ghosts 

4th & 6th November - Colouring 

11th & 13th November - Giant Jigsaw 

18th & 20th November - Kintsugi

25th & 27th November - Rage Painting 

2nd & 4th December - Bracelet Making

9th & 11th December - Holiday Cards


Rafiki is based in University House next to the Rosa Parks room, on the Lower Ground Floor. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Rafiki, you can email us on ussu-dropincentre@salford.ac.uk