Health and Wellbeing Advice for Postgraduates

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Welcome to the Dyson School of Design Engineering webpages on Postgraduate 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 the department and in the wider College and you will also find information on external organisations.

Wellbeing Roles in Design Engineering

Student Wellbeing Adviser

Danny Lee

Danny is the School's Student Wellbeing Advisor and is a specialist supporting the welfare and wellbeing of students, working closely with the School's Senior Tutor . Danny is available for one-to-one meetings. For more details please see section 2.7 of the Design Engineering Undergraduate Student Handbook.

Please reach out to Danny at or book an wellbeing meeting with Danny.

Personal Tutors

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, development and wellbeing.

Senior Tutor (PGR)

Dr Pelin Demirel

Pelin Demirel

As Senior Tutor for Postgraduate Research (PGR), Pelin has overall responsibility for the academic and pastoral care of postgraduate students and can guide and support students with problems or queries. Students are welcome to contact Pelin if uncertain how to proceed or would value a second opinion.  Download the Roles and Responsbilities Document for the Senior Tutor (PGR).

Faculty Senior Tutor

Dr Lorraine Craig

Lorraine CraigFaculty Senior Tutors have responsibility for ensuring the delivery of consistent, high quality support for students in their personal, general academic and professional development.  Working with and supporting Personal Tutors and Senior Tutors, they ensure that support systems are effective, that training is appropriate and that College policies in student support are implemented.  In addition, each Faculty Senior Tutor provides support to their senior tutors and directly to students who have more complex concerns or situations.

Postgraduate Administrator

Nicholas Moult

Nick is responsible for student administration of postgraduate research programmes and is the contact point for queries from prospective postgraduate research students, along with being able to advise on research degree administrative processes such as milestones and completion.

Mental Health First Aiders

Mental Health First Aiders will provide you with a safe space to start a confidential conversation about your mental health and signpost you to the most appropriate support. Our Mental Health First Aiders are:

Ingrid Logan

Freddie Page

Nicholas Moult

Natalia Goehring

Talya Porat

Departmental Disability Officer (DDO)

The Departmental Disability Officer (DDO), Danny Lee is your first point of contact if there is anything about you as a person or your health such as disabilities and learning differences due to which you may benefit from support arrangements around factors like examinations.

Safety Officer


Ingrid Logan, Senior Workshop Technician, School Safety Officer

The School’s Safety Officer is responsible for the safety of teaching and research in the School. If you have questions or concerns regarding Health and Safety please contact the Safety Officer directly.