Welcome to the Dyson School of Design Engineering webpages on Undergraduate 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.

See contact information further down this page.


Who you can contact

Design Engineering Student Wellbeing Advisor

Amy Picton
Level 1, Room 141B, City and Guilds Building
020 7594 5126


Senior Tutor
Dr Mazdak Ghajari

Deputy Senior Tutor
Dr Becky Stewart

Faulty Senior Tutor
Lorraine Craig

Your Reps

Wellbeing Departmental Representative
Ruksana Shaukat-Jali

Academic Departmental Representative
Higor Alves De Freitas

Year Academic and Wellbeing Reps (Various)

External contacts (colour block)

External Contacts

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


Wellbeing Adviser - Amy Picton
The role of Wellbeing Adviser is a new post and enhances the support students receive from their personal tutors. Amy will develop resources, run workshops and awareness-raising events. Amy 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

Senior and Deputy Senior Tutors - Dr Mazdak Ghajari and Dr Becky Stewart

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

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, development and wellbeing.

Disability Advisory Officer - Dr Freddie Page

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

Safety Officer - Dr Connor Myant

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.

Mental Health First Aiders - Sarah Wissing, Connor Myant and Freddie Page

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.

Wellbeing reps

Wellbeing reps can signpost you to further support from the Wellbeing Adviser. Wellbeing reps raise awareness of any issues affecting student wellbeing including mental or physical health, finance, relationships, equality and diversity, and personal safety. 

Academic reps

Academic reps can signpost you to further support and use your feedback to inform academic staff on issues that students face, including assessments, learning experience, resources and academic experience.