Peer support groups

Check out the peer support groups and spaces available for students.

The Bubble

The Bubble is a comfortable, friendly place on campus for students to take time out and connect with other students.


Storycraft is a Creative Writing and peer support group that is part of Manawa Ora—Student Wellbeing who come together every week to chat, write, and eat snacks!

Each session has a theme, and facilitators use that theme to provide the group with discussion questions and writing prompts! Everyone is welcome to share their work if they wish, but there is no pressure – just a fun, encouraging environment to write and connect with other writers. At the end of the year, a physical book with writing from all the Storycraft writers is produced as a tangible creation everybody can be proud of!

Storycraft occasionally runs events, so keep an eye out for those! Examples of Storycraft events include Camp NaNoWriMo support sessions for those tackling the ambitious writing challenge.

Based in SU219 (a club room just off the Bubble), Storycraft meets on Wednesdays at 5:30pm during teaching weeks, and on Zoom during the mid-trimester breaks. For any questions, please email

Canine Friends in the Bubble

Canine Friends Pet Therapy dogs regularly visit the University and the Wellbeing team has a special relationship with a dog called Wolfie, who visits the Bubble on Tuesdays from 11 am to 12 pm during term time. No booking is needed, just come along and spend some time with the friendly, fluffy Dachshund.