Urdang's high-quality training is fierce and challenging but our fierceness never comes at the cost of our students' health.
Our student care programme ensures that we target all aspects of our students’ wellbeing, not just their development into strong, versatile performers.
Our reputation is built on an ethos of caring and nurturing individuals and this care has been recognised as outstanding by Ofsted.
Urdang places the utmost importance on the pastoral care of its students, conscious that for many this will be their first time living away from home, with many new to London. The Academy’s pastoral team provides student support and advice in many practical areas and can offer advice on accommodation, finance and related issues.
Urdang operates an open door policy so students may have private interviews with the Principal, the Pastoral Liaison Officers or other staff members on request.
A performer’s body needs to be kept in peak physical condition in order to cope with the demanding nature of training in the performing arts. It is Urdang’s mission to keep our students’ injuries to an absolute minimum.
Our team of therapists can attend to student injuries quickly and efficiently so that time away from training is minimised. The majority of injuries and accidents can be treated on-site in our fully equipped treatment facilities.
Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Pilates, Sports Massage make up the treatments on offer to help support student rehabilitation from injury. Our Treatment Department boasts an on-site Pilates studio which has a clinical Reformer/Tower and other various pieces of equipment. From January each year, all students are also offered rehabilitation classes.
Students are strongly advised to take out the private insurance option, which is offered to all new students during induction. Referrals to specialists and private hospital treatment may be needed in certain circumstances and the insurance option allows for quick and efficient specialist care.
Finding a Doctor
Once students have decided where to live they are then required to register with a General Practitioner Doctor (GP) in their area. Names and addresses of GPs in your area can be obtained from your hostel or local library. Students can also log on to www.nhs.uk and use the ‘Find and choose services’ link.