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.

If you are looking to get wellbeing support please first look at the groups we offer via our groups and events page before booking an appointment. We will be adding new sessions throughout the year, keep checking the page for updated information.

If you would like to book an appointment or are a tutor wanting to book an appointment on behalf of a student please complete the referral form. If you have a query that cannot be covered by an appointment please email wellbeingadvisers@lboro.ac.uk.

Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering (AACME)

 

 

Claire Tidmarsh-Brown

Email: WellbeingAdvisers@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: 01509 228338

 

Claire is employed in this role part-time. Her working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (all day) and Friday (mornings).

Wellbeing Adviser for:

• Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering (AACME)

Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Julie Winfield

Email: WellbeingAdvisers@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: 01509 228338

 

 

Julie is employed in this role part-time. Her working days are Wednesday, Thursday (all day) and Friday (mornings).

Wellbeing Adviser for:

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Design and Creative Arts

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Lydia Leney

Email: WellbeingAdvisers@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: 01509 228338

 

Lydia has a degree in Social Psychology from Loughborough University and was a student here from 2009-2012. On completion of her degree Lydia has worked in various roles at Loughborough College and Loughborough University, working initially in student recruitment at Loughborough College and moving in to 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.

Lydia is employed in this role part-time. Her working days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Wellbeing Adviser for:

  • Design and Creative Arts

School of Business and Economics (SBE)

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Andrew Weston

Email: WellbeingAdvisers@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: 01509 228338

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 Business and Economics

School of Science (SCI)

Graham Ross (Maternity cover)

Email: WellbeingAdvisers@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: 01509 228338

Graham originally studied Geography and Physical Education at Birmingham and Loughborough University. Although he continues to have a keen interest in Geography, he initially followed a career in the sports sector together with completing a Diploma in Management Studies in the Leisure Industry at Staffordshire University. He has occupied Sports Development and Management roles in local authorities (Staffordshire CC and Cardiff City), Sports Councils (Sport Scotland and Sport England), and Charity/Voluntary Organisations (UK Coaching, National Governing Bodies of Sport). In more recent years after completing various qualifications (e.g. Level 7 Mentoring and Coaching; Elite Athlete Wellbeing Management; Lifestyle Adviser) Graham has worked as a Performance Lifestyle Adviser in the Sports Development at Loughborough University since 2017, and since February 2021 has worked in the Wellbeing Team.

Wellbeing Adviser for:
• School of Science

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Rebecca Grant

Email: WellbeingAdvisers@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: 01509 228338

 

 

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 Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Lauren Carter

Email: WellbeingAdvisers@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: 01509 228338

 

Lauren has a degree in Speech and Language Sciences from Leeds Beckett University, where she was a student from 2011-2014. This degree included placements in schools and Speech and Language Therapy clinics. Lauren then went on to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Special Education: Autism (Children) between 2014-2015. Since completing her degree and certificate Lauren has worked in various roles supporting young people with a range of special educational needs.

Prior to joining Loughborough University, Lauren worked within the Local Authority’s Autism Outreach Team, supporting both students and staff in a range of educational settings. She offered both advice and support for students on the autism spectrum, and support to staff working alongside the students. This support included autism-related strategies alongside wellbeing and mental health support.

Wellbeing Adviser for:

  • School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Social Sciences & Humanities

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Anna Norris

Email: WellbeingAdvisers@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: 01509 228338

 

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, in Child Protection and Fostering & Adoption Teams, within the Local Authority. Anna was made Senior Practitioner of a Child Protection Team in 2015, where responsibilities included the supervision of staff.

Anna is employed in this role part-time. Her working days are Monday, Tuesday (all day) and Wednesday (mornings).

Wellbeing Adviser for:

  • Social Sciences & Humanities

Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering (MEME)

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Vicky Bailey

 

Email: WellbeingAdvisers@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: 01509 228338

Vicky is a qualified Psychotherapist, Coach, Adult Teacher and Assessor. With over twenty-five years of working to develop people she now specialises in emotional and mental health, wellbeing, and behaviour management.

She has worked in public and private sector, education, and charities. Prior to specialising in mental health Vicky worked in sport for over twenty years, with specialism in safeguarding, working for the NSPCC as a trainer and within the sports unit.

Vicky is employed in this role part-time. Her working days are Tuesday and Wednesday (all day) and Thursday (mornings).

Wellbeing Adviser for:

• Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

 

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