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Student support staff training

Find out what student support staff training is available and how to access it.

We offer a number of different training courses for staff who support students at the University.

Find out what courses are available and how you can book on to them.

Pastoral support training for personal tutors

This course is primarily aimed at academic staff who are personal tutors to undergraduate and postgraduate students. The training aims to equip staff with the knowledge and tools to better support our students. Topics include: student wellbeing, responding to student disclosures, professional boundaries, referrals and signposting.

Upcoming dates

We have a range of online and in-person courses throughout June, July and August 2022. More dates from October 2022 will be released shortly.

How to book on to a course

Staff can book onto a course using iTrent (ESS). Click on the 'Learning' tab and then use the calendar to find the course 'Pastoral support training for personal tutors' to book your session.

Pastoral support training for doctoral supervisors

This course is primarily aimed at academic staff who are doctoral supervisors to postgraduate research students. The training aims to equip staff with the knowledge and tools to better support our students. Topics include: PGR student wellbeing, responding to student disclosures, professional boundaries, referrals and signposting.

Upcoming dates

We have a range of online and in-person courses throughout June, July and August 2022. More dates from October 2022 will be released shortly.

How to book on to a course

Staff can book onto a course using iTrent (ESS). Click on the 'Learning' tab and then use the calendar to find the course 'Pastoral support training for doctoral supervisors' to book your session.

Mental Health First Aid

This two day course is primarily aimed at all staff who support students. It will give you an in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing. You will learn practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues and it is hoped that you will be more confident to step in, reassure and support a person in distress.

Upcoming dates

We are hoping to run a Mental Health First Aid course in September 2022.

How to book on to a course

Booking is currently unavailable. Once the course date is fixed we will open bookings.

Safeguarding Training

Our 'Safeguarding in HE' module provides an overview of safeguarding for under 18s and adults who may be at risk of harm. This training is recommended for all staff, and mandatory for the following staff: Department designated safeguarding leads, Department deputy designated safeguarding leads, Staff who regularly interact with under 18s in the course of their work, Staff who will regularly interact with adults at risk in the course of their work.

How to access the course

The training module, entitled 'Safeguarding in HE', can be accessed by visiting the Mandatory training for staff webpages, and then logging in with your usual username and password.