The HWSS policy is used if there are concerns that a student’s health, wellbeing or behaviour is impacting their ability to engage with their studies, university life as a whole, or the safety of themselves or others.
The purpose of HWSS is to ensure the University has a supportive and coordinated approach in these circumstances and to ensure the best interests of the student.
The Procedure has 3 stages:
- Stage 1 – emerging concern
- Stage 2 – significant or ongoing concern
- Stage 3 – persistent or critical concern
The stages are designed to respond to different and changing degrees of concern and/or the perceived seriousness of a situation.
You can find out more about what happens at each stage in the HWSS Procedure.
If you are a staff member supporting a student and would like more information about the criteria for each stage please contact email@example.com.
Advice and Support
We want you to be fully supported throughout this process.
You can contact the SU Advice centre for a free confidential service that is independent of the University.
You will be offered the opportunity to bring a friend, family member or other support person to the HWSS Panel.
If you have a disability or any specific needs that require adjustments to this HWSS process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in order for arrangements to be made.
If you have a disability, you can also be accompanied to the meeting by a Disability Support Worker or adviser if required.
Support and advice is also available from the Student Support Advice Team by email to email@example.com.