Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering webpages on student wellbeing. We believe that successful students require both excellent academic and pastoral support. On these pages you will find information on where to find wellbeing support in department, in the wider College and you will also find information on external organisations, under ‘other sources of help’. See ‘Events’ for information on upcoming events, such as workshops and training, and ‘Newsletters’ contains the archive of old Newsletters.

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Mechanical Engineering Wellbeing Support

Personal Tutors- Various

Your personal tutor is there to support you in your personal, general academic, and professional development. Through regular contact and the establishment of a supportive and professional relationship, the Personal Tutors maintain an overview of their tutees' academic progress and development, as well as an overview of their tutees' wellbeing. 

Wellbeing Advisor- Sophie Hughes

The role of Wellbeing Advisor is a new post and enhances the support students receive from their personal tutors. Sophie will develop resources, run workshops and awareness raising events to which you will be invited. Sophie is also available to speak on a one-to-one basis on a wide range of issues including settling into college life, relationships and friendship or family worries, mental health, loneliness, concerns about substance or alcohol misuse. 

Senior and Deputy Senior Tutors

Dr Fred Marquis and Dr Julie Varley

Fred and Julie are responsible for the welfare and academic progress of every undergraduate student in the department. You can speak to either one if you have concerns about your academic progress or if you feel that there are circumstances which are causing you academic pressure.