Training and events
The Community Warden, her Deputy and Sub-Wardens are available to help and support students living off campus in the Loughborough area. From issues with neighbours, landlords, housing and welfare, the team are here to offer a full pastoral service to any student living in Loughborough.
During this information drop-in session, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Community Warden service and ask questions about living off campus.
Alongside her teaching, Jenny is Loughborough University's Community Warden.. This involves a consistent multi-agency partnership working with Leicestershire Police, Charnwood Borough Council and various other local intervention agencies. She advises local landlords and councils on reducing student burglary and other crime prevention methods.
This is a drop-in session in which attendees can find out more about Tier 4 rights and obligations including a focus on the right to work during study. Attendees are also invited to ask questions about the ability of their family members to join them in the UK during the length of their studies as well as the current work options for doctoral researchers upon completing their research.
You are invited to ask questions during this drop-in session and/or provide questions in advance via this form.
You may also wish to watch this introductory video created by the Student Advice and Support Service.
Andy Deane has worked in the advice sector since 1990, beginning at Nottingham Citizens’ Advice. He later joined the advice service at Nottingham University before switching to LSU in 2001. Andy joined the advice team at Loughborough University in 2008.
This session is a condensed version of University's 'Positive Thinking Course'. It will cover exploring the mind, recognising the influences on our thinking, developing positive self-awareness and positivity in action.
Natalie Steel's varied career has included working in Social Services and in television. She has now dedicated her time to giving talks and workshops on self-development enabling people to find their true potential.
Having practised meditation for the last 25 years Natalie lives in Loughborough and works as a Chaplain and facilitates self-development courses at Loughborough University.
The wellbeing of students has become an important area in Higher Education. It is now recognised that potential consequences of poor student wellbeing can include reduced health outcomes (both physical and mental), impaired academic performance, and reduced completion rates.
Loughborough University’s Doctoral College was one of the first HEIs in the UK to take a pro-active approach to explore Doctoral Wellbeing. In this 'You said, we did' session, attendees will learn about what we’ve done, what we’re doing and what we plan to next to support our doctoral researchers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to put forward suggestions on how Loughborough can better support the wellbeing of doctoral researchers.
Dr Katryna Kalawsky is a champion for doctoral researcher wellbeing. She has intensively investigated and raised organisational, and Sector, awareness of the various wellbeing challenges doctoral researchers can experience. Her work in this area has been foundational in University agenda setting in this space, and she subsequently presented key findings and recommendations to various University Committees, working groups, team meetings and at four national and international conferences. In July 2019, Katryna received a Vice Chancellor’s of Award of Excellence for her work in this important area.
A zine is a small booklet containing information about anything, hand produced rather than mass produced. This makes it the perfect personal item for setting your goals in! We will make a booklet from scratch and fill it full of our goals and dreams, using easy illustration and hand lettering techniques. You will need A4 paper, pens or pencils, and a pair of scissors.
Tanya Gleadow is a former teacher and current visiting lecturer in creative technologies, and delivers talks and workshops worldwide and online, for organisations such as Make and the BBC Digital Academy. She writes for technology and craft magazines, and is currently a PhD student at Loughborough, looking at alternatives to the current curriculum