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Continuing professional development (CPD) sessions for student-facing staff

A range of staff across our departments are involved in providing student support. We want to ensure that our student-facing staff (SfS) have access to the resources and training they need to support our students effectively.

Further details on future sessions will be communicated in Spring 2021.

If there are specific topics which you would like to see covered in the future, please get in touch with Komal Patel (

Other training opportunities and online resources

The following Faculty and College-wide training opportunities are available to staff in roles supporting students:

  • Senior Tutors: A summary of the role of a Senior Tutor (UG and PGT) is available. In 2018-19, the role of Postgraduate tutor was renamed Senior Tutor (PGR).
  • Senior Tutor induction for staff new in post: Please email Komal Patel for more information.
  • Personal Tutors Health and Wellbeing Guide: The College has developed a Personal Tutors’ guide, which includes useful advice on supporting student health and wellbeing. Further details on health and wellbeing are available.
  • Personal Tutoring training: The Educational Development Unit (EDU) runs a one-day workshop for staff who are (or will soon be personal tutors). Register for training.
  • Mental Health First Aid Half Day: You can register for College training.
  • Active Bystander: The Faculty of Engineering offers Active Bystander training for staff.
  • Unconscious Bias: The Faculty of Engineering offers Unconscious Bias training for staff.

If you have an idea or request for specific training opportunities or online resources, please contact Komal Patel.

Where to go for further support

The Faculty Senior Tutor for Engineering, Lorraine Craig, is available for additional support and guidance, particularly in relation to more sensitive or complicated academic and personal student matters. Find further information and contact details.

There is also a range of services across the College available to support students most in need and requiring immediate and/or ongoing specialist support. Please refer to the Specialist Support page for further details.

College policies and procedures

Key College policies and procedures are available on the Registry Academic Governance webpages, including:

Your health and wellbeing

There are various College resources available to support staff in supporting their own health and wellbeing. Click on the following links to find out more: