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.
Monday 11am - 1pm
Tuesday 11am - 1pm
Wednesday 12pm - 2pm
Thursday 9am - 2pm
Friday 11am - 1pm
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.
If you have any questions about Rafiki, you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org