As part of this exciting initiative they have allocated a meeting room specifically for students to visit and access pastoral support. The team have been busy setting up a private Facebook group for their students, planning pastoral activity sessions and arranging for a qualified therapy dog to visit campus!
University can be a daunting experience for many students, and in addition to other "real life" issues, many students need help and support through their studies. The School of Education has made a bold step in prioritising their pastoral responsibilities towards their growing number of students. Ensuring students feel happy and secure whilst studying has been identified as a crucial service to achieve academic success.
The award-winning pastoral team are passionate about developing their skills. A few of their accomplishments are mental health first aid training, coaching, autism training and working with pastoral teams at selected partner schools.
The naming of the aforementioned meeting room has been decided via a Facebook poll by students and is to be known as "The Green Room". Based on the ground floor of Carnegie Hall the room is a relaxed, calm space accessible at all times to any student in need.
To promote their important work, the pastoral team are launching "The Green Room" on Tuesday the 15th of October between 10am and 2pm with coffee and cake plus a special visit from Millie the therapy dog!