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13 Feb 2017

Wellbeing Advisers pilot introduced to give more support to students

Students in four of Loughborough’s academic schools will benefit from the support of two new Wellbeing Advisers.

Launched to coincide with the start of semester two, the Wellbeing Advisers are able to provide guidance to students on managing wellbeing issues as well as signposting to relevant internal and external support services. They are also a key point of contact between the academic schools and Student Support Services.

Schools taking part in the pilot of the Wellbeing Adviser are:

  • School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences
  • Loughborough Design School

The new roles have been introduced as an additional investment to complement the range of support services currently available to students via the Counselling and Disability Service (CDS), including Departmental Disability Co-Ordinators (DDCs) for those with disabilities, as well as ongoing guidance from tutors.

Whilst only available to four schools during the pilot the ultimate aim is to roll it out to more schools in the future, subject to any lessons learned.

Existing support services will continue to be available to all other Loughborough students during the trial.

Manuel Alonso, Director of Student Services commented: “The newly appointed Wellbeing Advisers are a new and exciting role, with the goal of improving the experience students have when they do need some extra support. They will help students to access the relevant services for their needs.”

Lydia Hovenden and Anna Norris, the newly appointed advisers said: “We are very much looking forward to meeting students and developing the relationships between the Schools and the Counselling and Disability Service at the University, and we hope that the role will progress to further meet the requirements of the different students and academic disciplines and will prove to be a really valuable way of reaching students and creating an even more supportive environment.”

You can book an appointment with a Wellbeing Adviser or attend a drop-in session which will take place on Wednesdays.

For further information, contact Lydia Hovenden on L.Hovenden@lboro.ac.uk for students in SPGS and Design, or Anna Norris on A.Norris@lboro.ac.uk for students in AACME and Wolfson.