Health and Wellbeing Advice for Postgraduates
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If you need urgent help please contact your GP. If you are at a risk to yourself or others please call 999, or visit your nearest A&E.
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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
The role of Wellbeing Adviser enhances the support students receive from their personal tutors. Sophie will develop resources, run workshops and awareness-raising events. Sophie is also available to speak to on a one-to-one basis on a wide range of issues including settling into college life, relationship worries, stress, mental health, loneliness, concerns about substance or alcohol misuse.
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)
As Senior Tutor (PGR), Pelin has overall responsibility for the academic and pastoral care of postgraduate students. She will be able to guide and support you in handling individual student problems or queries, and you should consult her if you are uncertain how to proceed or would value a second opinion. Download the Roles and Responsbilities Document for the Senior Tutor (PGR).
Faculty Senior Tutor
Faculty 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.
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.
Mental Health First Aiders
Disability Advisory Officer
The School Disability Officer is your first point of contact if you have a physical or learning disability that requires additional support such as special exam arrangements.
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, you can contact the Safety Officer directly.
Who You Can Contact
External contacts (colour block)
Student Support Zone
The student support zone is your ultimate guide to wellbeing at Imperial. You can find information about how to access student support services and advice, common concerns, health and wellbeing and personal development. The website also has contact details if you need to speak to someone urgently for support out of office hours.
In the meantime, if you need someone to talk to immediately please call the Samaritans 24hr Free Helpline on 116 123.
If you feel you are experiencing a mental health crisis Call NHS 24 hour Mental Health Crisis Lines:
Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Hillingdon, Brent, Camden and Harrow 0800 0234 650
Ealing, Hammersmith, Fulham and Hounslow 0300 1234 244
Wandsworth 020 3513 4421
Berkshire 0300 365 9999