Student Services

Guidance for Staff

Throughout the year student services offer a range of training sessions and workshops for staff on a variety of themes. Click the relevant topic/theme to find details of the upcoming sessions below including details of how to book:

Deaf Awareness & Working with Deaf Students

 

Deaf Awareness & Working with Deaf Students

Description of activity: 1 in 6 people in the UK have a hearing loss, so the chances are you are communicating with someone who has a hearing loss every day, both during the working day and beyond. This course will teach you the golden rules of communicating with Deaf/ hard of hearing people. You will also learn about appropriate language, effective communication tactics and specialist equipment whilst dispelling some of the common myths about deaf people, their language and their culture.

Dates & times:

 5th November 2019, 9.30am-12pm

13th November 2019, 1pm-3.30pm

Location: The Space BRI 2.08 (Bridgeman building).

Booking instructions: Bookable via my.HR.

Disability Confidence

 

Disability Confidence

Description of activity: 1 in 8 of the University population is registered with the Disability Office or Mental Health Support Team, and as the law also protects disabled people its important that we are all "disability confident".

This 2 hour workshop will look at what is a 'disability' and how it is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act. We will also examine the language we use around disability, and some basic principles of disability etiquette. The course aims to increase your confidence around disability through active participation in a variety of learning activities.

Dates & times:

20th November 2019, 1pm-3.30pm

26th November 2019, 9.30am-12pm

Location: The Space BRI 2.08 (Bridgeman building).

Booking instructions: Bookable via my.HR.

Suicide Prevention

 

Suicide Prevention

Description of activity: Suicide prevention skills programme developed by the Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity service. A 3 hour programme to provide education and skills to help reduce the risk of suicide.

Dates & times:

17th December 2019, 9am-12pm

26th February 2020, 9am-12pm

31st March 2020, 9am-12pm

21st April 2020, 9am-12pm

Location: The Space BRI 2.08 (Bridgeman building).

Booking instructions: Bookable via my.HR.

Working effectively with Students in distress

Working effectively with Students in distress

Description of activity: Responding effectively to students who present to staff in distress can be a daunting prospect.

This practical 3 hour workshop will examine the physiological response to stress and the implications this has for responding effectively. There will also be an opportunity to understand and practice the elements of effective listening, think about appropriate referrals and discuss the limits of the helping role.

Dates & times:

14th October 9am-12.30pm

Location: 1.01 -First Floor – Rutland.

Booking instructions: Bookable via my.HR.