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Health Wellbeing and Support for Study Policy and Procedure

The Health, Wellbeing and Support for Study (HWSS) policy is used if there are concerns about a student’s health, wellbeing or behaviour.

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.

Read the full HWSS Policy and the Procedure.

If you are a Student Apprentice please find the Student Apprentice HWSS Policy and Procedure.

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 hwss@bath.ac.uk.

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 hwss@bath.ac.uk 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 studentsupport@bath.ac.uk.

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact us.


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