Loughborough University
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Loughborough University

Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity

Meet your Wellbeing Advisers

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Each Wellbeing Adviser provides support to students from different academic schools. Please select your school from the list below to see the Wellbeing Adviser for those subject areas.

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (SSEHS) // School of Business and Economics (SBE)

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Andrew Weston

Email: a.weston@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: 01509 228386

Andrew initially studied music, attaining a degree in Popular Music with Music Technology from the University of Derby, where he studied from 2003-2006. Although he kept music as a hobby, Andrew developed an interest in psychology and a passion for supporting others through his role as a Student Support Officer at South East Derbyshire College. This continued through student support roles with the University of Derby and Nottingham Trent University.

Andrew completed an MSc in Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health at Nottingham Trent University in 2016, in which he focused on wellbeing-related issues facing students and staff in Higher Education, and the subsequent impact on academic performance, work-based stress and overall psychological wellbeing. Before joining Loughborough University, Andrew worked as a Student Support Adviser with Nottingham Trent University, focusing on early-intervention with students struggling at University, offering support, advice and signposting on a wide range of issues, mostly related to or impacting upon emotional wellbeing.

Wellbeing Adviser for:
• School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
• School of Business and Economics

School of Science (SCI) // School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering (ABCE)

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Rebecca Grant

Email: r.grant3@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: 01509 228777

Rebecca has a degree in Social work from De Montfort University, where she was a student from 2008 to 2011. This degree included placements within a Fostering & Adoption team, a residential care home for adults with Learning disabilities and a charity working with individual experiencing Mental Health related issues.

Prior to joining Loughborough University, Rebecca has worked within the Local Authority’s Adult Social Care Department, in various roles, most recently working within the Hospital’s Social Work Team.

Wellbeing Adviser for:
• School of Science
• School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

School of Design and Creative Arts // School of Social Sciences and Humanities

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Lydia Leney

Email: l.leney@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: 01509 222980

Lydia has a degree in Social Psychology from Loughborough University and was a student here from 2009-2012. Since completing her degree Lydia has worked in various roles at Loughborough College and Loughborough University, working initially in student recruitment at Loughborough College and moving into roles in attendance, bids and funding and learner support.

Lydia has previously worked within Campus Living at Loughborough University and her most recent role was working within the Student Experience team at Loughborough College as an Engagement Mentor, supporting students with issues relating to Substance Misuse, Sexual Health, Gender identity, Violence and Abuse and Mental Health-related issues as well as promoting health and wellbeing and being a designated duty safeguarding officer.

Wellbeing Adviser for:

  • School of Design and Creative Arts
  • School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering (MEME) // School of Aeronautical & Automotive, Chemical & Materials Engineering (AACME)

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Hayley O'Shea

Email: h.a.oshea@lboro.ac.uk

Hayley qualified with a Diploma in Social Work in 1993, the Diploma included placements with a Welfare Rights Team, Hospital Social Work Team and a Family Therapy Team.

During the period from 1993-1999 Hayley worked in various Social Work Teams ranging from Child Protection to Fostering and Adoption.

Hayley left Social Work in 2000 to attend Nottingham Trent University where she undertook a Qualification in Careers Guidance and a Diploma in Professional Studies. After qualifying Hayley worked in various roles within the Connexions service ranging from Personal Adviser to Area Manager.

When funding for Connexions ceased in 2013 Hayley returned to Social work in the Child Protection Emergency Duty Team for Leicester City Council.

Hayley shares this role with Anna Norris (below). Her working days are Wednesday (afternoons), Thursday and Friday (all day).

Wellbeing Adviser for:
• Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
• School of Aeronautical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering


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Anna Norris

Email: a.norris@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: 01509 227656

 

Anna has a degree in Sociology from the University of Leicester, where she was a student from 2007 – 2010. On completion of her degree, Anna completed an MA in Social Work, which included placements both within a Child Protection Team and at a charity working with adults with both learning and physical disabilities.

Prior to joining Loughborough University, Anna has worked for Menphys Children’s Charity and has spent recent years working within the Local Authority in Child Protection and Fostering & Adoption Teams. Anna was made Senior Practitioner of a Child Protection Team in 2015, where responsibilities included the supervision of staff.

Anna shares this role with Hayley O'Shea (above). Her working days are Monday and Tuesday (all day), and Wednesday mornings.

Wellbeing Adviser for:
• Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
• School of Aeronautical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering

 

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