There might be times when you are struggling with life at University and would like some additional support. Whatever your situation, we’re here to help and guide you and we have expert teams who can work with you during your time at Leeds.
In the School of Healthcare, Student support is overseen by the Academic Lead for Students, Michelle Green and Stuart Gore. Our open-door policy means students can pop in or make appointments to see them about any issues affecting their progress on the programme, which may require occasional, intermittent or longer term support. Additionally, they liaise with disability services helping students to navigate academic barriers to study.
Leeds for Life
Leeds for Life is about preparing our students for their future. It is about inspiring you to get the most out of your academic and co-curricular experiences and build on your time studying at the University of Leeds. We want you to be able to recognise the value of everything you have done at university and to be at ease articulating this clearly and confidently. At the heart of Leeds for Life is personal tutoring.
All students are allocated a personal tutor at the beginning of the programme. The personal tutor’s role is to support you academically and pastorally and where necessary refer to the Academic Lead for ongoing support or external referral. They see their students regularly and are involved in monitoring their academic and clinical development.
School of Healthcare personal tutors are valued and respected across the University. In fact Jo James, above left, one of our Mental health lecturers has won 'Personal Tutor of the Year' for the University and Kathryn Waldegrave, an Adult lecturer, won the award two years ago. The award, is voted by students for personal tutors who do their utmost to support their students, promoting engagement with academic and co-curricular activities, and facilitating their personal development.
Student Education Service (SES)
SES is your first port of call for any concerns. They are based on the ground floor of Baines Wing and each programme and module has support from a dedicated SES member of staff. Contact details for will be shared in module and programme handbooks when you begin study.
For each module students are allocated an academic supervisor whose role is to help and guide you through the module, they may clarify things regarding the taught content or advise regarding the assessment, they will usually be the person who marks and gives feedback on student assessments.
Students are often referred to other agencies within the University such as the Student Advice Centre for financial/housing advice, Student Counselling Centre for personal issues. We offer a wide range of support and wellbeing around mental health, counselling and wellbeing, disability services and personal resources provision.