Professor Peter Lambert, Pro Vice Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) officially launched the new Residential Life and Wellbeing Service with a reception attended by colleagues from across the University and the Students’ Union.

The event, on Tuesday evening, marked the launch of the new service within Student Services, which supports all students with welfare and wellbeing issues through a team of Wellbeing Advisers and Resident Tutors in Accommodation. Together they provide a confidential service to all students offering emotional support, practical advice, social activities or just someone to talk to.

The Wellbeing Advisers hold daily drop-in sessions in The Roper Student Services Centre on campus and twice weekly sessions in the new Virgil Building in the city centre. From mid-March there will be drop-in sessions at weekends at both venues. Students can come in and talk to an Adviser about any issue that’s concerning them.

The Advisers also run student events including activities over the vacation periods for students who stay in Bath. Rosie Harris, manager of the Service says “I am looking forward to the opportunity to lead this team and develop a service that will greatly improve the experience of our students".

Speaking at the event, Professor Lambert said:

“I am delighted to officially launch the Residential Life and Wellbeing Service, an innovative and sector leading service which provides support for all our students 365 days a year. Thank you to all the staff in the Residential Life and Wellbeing team and to all colleagues in Student Services and across the University who are involved in supporting our students. We are proud of the work you do in enabling our students to fulfil their potential.”

Director of Student Services, Anthony Payne explained: “One of the exciting opportunities that we have with this new service is to focus on prevention through early identification of emerging issues, pro-active self-help programmes and building student resilience."

For more information about the Residential Life and Wellbeing Service contact Rosie Harris, Residential Life and Wellbeing Manager, ext 5073.