Dear Imperial College London,

I am e-mailing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If you have any questions or need clarification to complete my request, I would be grateful if you could contact me prior to the deadline of 20 working days from receiving my request.

I’m looking for information regarding the bereavement services which are available in your university or college. Please could you answer the following:

+Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for students specific to bereavement? Y/N
+Do you offer any support or counselling services for students? Y/N
+Do you have an institution wide policy/guidance regarding caring for students following a bereavement? Y/N
+Do your policies or practices exclusively relate to support for students who have lost parents or does your support factor in other forms of bereavement, such as losing a sibling?
+Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering extensions and academic breaks in study after a bereavement?
+How much money did you allocate to counselling and support services for bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)?
+If you feel you would like to offer an opinion, would you say your institution feels you are offered enough from the Government in order to support students who have experienced bereavement while studying?

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm via e-mail that you have received this request.

Georgia Coan + Poppy Damon
07949 434 136

Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Ms Damon,
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request concerning bereavement
support for students. Imperial College provides offers a counselling
service for students, which would include providing support in cases of
bereavement. Details of the support we offer to students who have
experienced a bereavement can be found on our website:
[1] Support is
also provided to students by others involved in pastoral care including
the wardening teams, and students’ personal tutors.
We do not have a specific policy or guidance regarding caring for students
following a bereavement.
Bereavement can be considered as relevant to a request for a student to
interrupt their studies, guidance about that process can be found [2]on
our website.
Imperial College’s [3]Policy and Procedure on Mitigating Circumstances
also refers to “the death or critical/significant illness of a close
family member/dependant or friend”.
Freedom of Information Team
[4]Imperial College London 

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