As students are the primary focus of the College it is only appropriate that they should have their own department. The Student Services Department caters exclusively for students needs. The welfare of each student is of the utmost importance in DBS. Student Services offers advice and support to all students of the College. Be it accommodation, financial, J1 visa advice or study problems, the Student Services Department is on hand to offer information and advice. The work/life balance is something that we regard as important, academia should be integrated with a stimulating social scene. We offer a variety of support from personal advice to organising sports teams, but the emphasis is ultimately on empowering the student and facilitating development. Obviously the department is a pivotal interface between staff and students. It provides a forum for student input into academic and administrative matters as well as providing a channel for information to be passed on to students. Finally, Student Services provides a public face for the College both to students and those outside the College.