Postgraduate studying can bring many new challenges from meeting academic expectations to adapting to student life away from friends and family. With all the new events happening, it is important to look after your health and wellbeing.

All students at Cranfield benefit from access to a wide range of support services.


As a student at Cranfield you will need to register with a doctor’s surgery and dentist as soon as possible after your arrival. This ensures that you will be able to receive timely care should you need it during your time here. 

If you are from a European Economic Area (EEA) country you should obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before you travel to the UK to ensure you are able to use NHS medical services. International (non-EEA) students are eligible for some NHS treatments providing your course is for six months or more but you may wish to consider private medical insurance before you travel.

When registering at a doctor’s surgery, you will usually need to pick up and fill out a registration form. Some will allow you to complete a registration form online. Alongside this you will usually need to bring or have to hand:

  • proof of your current address; and

  • proof of your identity, e.g. driving licence or passport.

Emergency care

  • Milton Keynes Hospital - Standing Way, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes, MK6 5LD.

  • Bedford Hospital - Kempston Rd, Bedford, MK42 9DJ.

In a medical emergency dial 999.

For non-urgent medical advice call the NHS 24 hour helpline 111.


Several other medical centres are located in the area, and may be more convenient if you live in one of the local towns or villages:

Asplands Medical Centre: Asplands Close, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, MK17 8QP.
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 582069

Kingfisher Surgery: Elthorne Way, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0JR.
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 618265

Newport Pagnell Medical Centre: Queen Avenue, Newport Pagnell, MK16 8QT.
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 611767

The Village Medical Centre: Kingswood Way, Great Denham, Bedford, MK40 4GH.
Tel: +44 (0) 1234 244000

Wootton Healthy Living Centre: Fields Road Wootton, Bedford MK43 9JJ.
Tel: +44 (0) 1234 762500


Dental treatment is not always covered by the NHS so please ensure you are aware of the cost of your treatment, if applicable. To find a dentist in your area, please visit the NHS Dentist finder service

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Counselling Service


  • The University Counselling Service is available to support students by providing a free, confidential, safe and friendly environment in which to explore any issues which may be of concern to you.

Our counsellors are highly qualified and experienced in dealing with the challenges of postgraduate study.

Disability and Learning

We want you to succeed in your studies and have a positive experience at Cranfield. If you have a disability, medical condition or health problem, we have a range of support services here to help including:

  • Advice and guidance to prospective students on support available
  • Help with completing Disabled Students Allowance application forms
  • Specific examination adjustments (based on an educational psychologist’s report or Diagnostic Assessment Report)
  • Free and confidential counselling services for coping with mental health issues.

If you have any specific requirements please contact us.

Dyslexia Awareness

The University has a well-established system of assistance for students with dyslexia but to ensure we can offer the best possible support we urge that you please let us know it you are dyslexic (or suspect you may be) at the earliest opportunity.

For some UK-based students a Disabled Students' Allowance may be available, however, the applications are processed by external authorities which could lead to delays in funding. Therefore, if you have already been assessed as having dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties we advise you to bring a copy of your latest assessment to registration so that the appropriate support can be implemented immediately by the Learning Support Officers.

Student support services

Advice Centre

At the Cranfield campus a central point of contact is the Student Advice Centre which offers professional and confidential advice and guidance to help students navigate their time at Cranfield and access the right resources.


You will find that our students are from many backgrounds, with some practising a particular faith and others who don’t represent one in particular. Here at Cranfield you can rest assured that you will be able to follow your beliefs in a welcoming and friendly community.

We have an ecumenical chapel where Christian groups can meet and Roman Catholic mass is celebrated, a Mosque for daily and Friday prayer, Qur’an study, Eid and Ramadan observations, and close links with other local places of worship.


Cranfield Christian Fellowship: Cranfield campus Chapel, Building 33.
Tosin Somorin, Tel: +44 (0) 7518 500088.

Deeper Life Campus Fellowship: Cherry Trees Day Nursery and Preschool, Cranfield.
Silas Aziaka,, Tel: +44 (0) 7404 654562.

Church of England (Anglican): St Peter and St Paul's Church, Cranfield.
Rev Hugh Symes-Thompson,

Cranfield Baptist: Cranfield Baptist Church, Cranfield.
Ip-Shing Fan,, Tel: +44 (0) 7779 252355.

Cranfield Methodist: Cranfield Methodist Church, Cranfield.
Steve Hobbs,


Buddhist Temple and Peace Pagoda: Willen Lake, Milton Keynes.
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 663652

Greek Orthodox

Greek Orthodox Church: Fenny Stratford.
Tel:  +44 (0) 1296 720459


Cranfield Islamic Society: A Mosque is situated on campus.


Milton Keynes and District Reform Synagogue: Hainault Ave, Giffard Park, Milton Keynes.
Tel: +44 (0)1908 617790

Religious Society of Friends

Friends Meeting House: 5 Lansdowne Road, Bedford.
Tel: +44 (0) 1234 355789

Roman Catholic

Roman Catholic: Cranfield campus Chapel, Building 33.

Seventh Day Adventist

Seventh Day Adventists Church, 73 Bromham Road, Bedford.
Tel: +44 (0) 1234 349612


Guru Nanak Gurdwara: 84 End Road, Bedford.
Tel: +44 (0) 1234 266531


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