Student Services Bitesize Talks 2018: dates for your diary
15 May 2018
First launched in February 2015, these informal lunchtime talks are given by specialists across Student Services and provide staff with the opportunity to improve their knowledge and understanding on a variety of student related topics, and share experiences and best practice.
The talks will start at 1.10pm and will finish by 2.00pm. Staff can bring their lunch if they wish. There will be a question and answer session at the end of each talk.
Monday 21 May 2018, Sibson Building, Seminar Room 3
Self-care in supporting students
Suzanne Balabil is a Senior Counsellor in Student Support and will present a talk that addresses how we balance caring for others with caring for ourselves. The talk will explore what sustains and what depletes our professional and personal self, especially in times of severe stress.
Tuesday 22 May 2018, Sibson Building, Seminar Room 3
Autism Spectrum Conditions
Tom Sharp, Disability Team Manager will present a talk outlining the specific challenges that students with autism spectrum conditions face and the kind of support they require, including how staff members can better understand the needs of these students.
Thursday 24 May 2018, Sibson Building, Seminar Room 4
Understanding Mental Health Difficulties
Kate Pitchforth, Senior Wellbeing Advisor will present a talk on the mental health issues that students present with and outline the support offered by the Wellbeing Advisors. The talk will include advice as to how to spot the possible indicators of ill health in students and what staff members can do to offer help and support.