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An image of the student wellbing noticeboard showing reflections on student wellbeing
Michael Colwell

Departmental Student Representatives (currently Michael Colwell, 2021-) contribute to the People & Culture strategy by focusing on the student experience in the department. 

Our primary goal thus far is on the importance of student wellbeing, focusing on strategies and activities to help nurture wellbeing during the uniquely stressful and sometimes isolating experience of being a research student. 

Statement of intent

Our goal is to focus on improving the student experience within the department, with a particular focus on student wellbeing.


Various activities have been run by student representatives to support the wellbeing of research students across the department including: wellbeing cafés, wellbeing noticeboards sharing tips on nurturing wellbeing, and reflective practice groups facilitated by external qualified counsellors.