New student support teams

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A University-wide project to improve support for students has taken a step forward with a successful round of recruitment to new student advice and wellbeing roles.


Around 60 new Student Advisers and 20 Wellbeing Advisers will start work in summer, as the first wave of Schools and Deaneries adopts the new model for student support in the upcoming academic year. The model is being rolled out in two phases, with a first tranche of taught students supported through it in 2022/23 and the remainder in 2023/24. 

The transformation in support provision will see a joined-up, interdisciplinary team of professional services staff, academics and fellow students work together to give students clear, actionable guidance on practical matters, their wellbeing and their studies.  

Expanded teams of trained professional advisers in each School and Deanery will take on the day-to-day work of supporting and advising students. From 2022/23: 

  • Wellbeing Advisers will be available to support all students;
  • A dedicated Student Adviser will be assigned to each taught student in phase one, providing them with academic guidance, pastoral and wellbeing support.  

At the same time, new senior academic roles will lead on helping students adapt to academic life and progress in their studies. Peer support networks and teaching teams will continue to play a key role.  

Find out more at on the Student Support SharePoint site.

Photography: Sam Sills