Student Support Service (SSS)

Hello and welcome to the IPLeiria’s Student Support Service (SSS)

Since the academic year of 2007-08, the Student Support Service has been developing its activity in the four Campi of the IPLeiria, and its main objective lies on three major areas: psychological and vocational support, personal and social guidance and supervision and psychopedagogical support.

These intervention areas result from the main practical implications taken from a research that incorporated about 1000 students in their first year at the IPLeiria. This research had the objective to evaluate the connection between the social support networks and the adaptation of the young student to Higher Education.

Regarding the support and vocational guidance, the students are offered the possibility of attending a free  individual psychology session with a specialist. The team has 3 psychologists prepared to address all the students questions about their future.

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With the counselling and psychological support activities we intend to help the students to create alternate responses to multifaceted problems of personal and/or academic nature, by optimising different resources of personal, emotional, behavioural and social sources, in order to maximise their perception of wellbeing.

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On the subject of personal and social guidance and supervision, the SSS has been promoting the development of activities for fresher students, facilitating their integration and adaptation to the institution and cities, and to students with special needs, namely with the development of leaflets addressing several themes related to this subject.

Concerning Homesickness, we developed an informational leaflet with some important tips on how to cope with the distance from home and from family. These feelings of homesickness, characterized by some anxiety and light depressive symptoms, are usually called in portuguese Saudades.

You can consult the English version here:

Download (PDF, 2.79MB)

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If you need anymore information about guidance in Leiria, you can explore the INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE, Making the life easy!” a blog made by TUOMAS HAAPALA, that includes many precious information about healthcare, food, public transportation, and many other.



Main Address:
SAPE – Serviço de Apoio ao Estudante
ESTG – Edifício B -Campus 2
Morro do Lena – Alto do Vieiro -Apartado 4163
2411-901 Leiria – PORTUGAL
Tel: 244 820 300 /Fax: 244 820 310

SSS is present in all campi: 

Campus 1 – ESECS – School of Education and Social Sciences

Person for contact: Isabel Romeiro – – 244 829 485

Campus 2 ESTG+ ESSLei – School of Technology and Management and School of Health Sciences

Person for contact: Ana Paula Gregório – – 244 820 300 (ext. 203055)

Person for contact: Cláudia Vala – – 244 845 300 (ext. 213201)

Campus 3 ESAD.CR – School of Fine Arts and Design

Person for contact: Joana Machado – – 262 830 900 (ext. 307001)

Campus 4 ESTM – School of Tourism and Maritime Tecnhology

Person for contact: Filipa Bento – – 262 783 607 (ext. 404014)

It’s still posible to contact directly one of our psychologists through email: (campus 1 and campus 2) (campus 1 and campus 2) (campus 3 and campus 4) – SSS Coordinator

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