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1 University of East London Supporting Student Engagement StudentLife@uel.ac.uk

2 Introductions John Joe Mulherin Student Experience Manager SLHD@uel.ac.uk

3 STUDENT LIFE / STUDENT SUPPORT Where can students get help? SLHD@uel.ac.uk

4 Student Life Where to Find Us (Stratford) StudentLife@uel.ac.uk Ground Floor of the R Building

5 Student Life SLHD@uel.ac.uk Where to Find Us (Docklands) 4th Floor of the Docklands Library

6 Central Support Helpdesk StudentLife@uel.ac.uk Make appointments with the support teams Collect cheques for bursaries, grants and loans Amend student records Get a replacement Student ID Card Validate 18+ Oyster Card applications Get letters to verify student status

7 Health and Wellbeing StudentLife@uel.ac.uk General/physical wellbeing advice and support Initial support consultations (ISC) Counselling Registering with a GP

8 Disability and Dyslexia Team StudentLife@uel.ac.uk Advice, information and guidance on disability matters Assistance with claiming disability-related government funding Assistance with reasonable adjustments to support studies (e.g. exam arrangements) Advice about learning difficulties Dyslexia Screening

9 Student Money Advice & Rights (SMART) Team StudentLife@uel.ac.uk Government funding advice Bursaries, grants and scholarships External funding opportunities Money management tips Improving financial capability

10 Student Website StudentLife@uel.ac.uk

11 ENGAGEMENT FOR ACHIEVEMENT Helping Students Succeed SLHD@uel.ac.uk

12 Engaging in Student Life SLHD@uel.ac.uk http://www.heacademy.ac.uk /assets/documents/retention /what_works_final_report.pdf “Social engagement can be seen to create a sense of belonging and offer informal support through interaction with friends and peers. Social engagement takes place in the social sphere of the institution, including social spaces, sport clubs and societies, the students’ union, in student accommodation and through shared living arrangements…”

13 SU Student Societies StudentLife@uel.ac.uk Groups of students on specific courses at UEL, at specific UEL schools, or interested in specific career paths. These groups may organise academic activities and study groups, or they may simply give students a chance to socialise with others on their course. Groups of international students from a specific part of the world and friends, or students interested in specific cultures. Academic and Subject SocietiesInternational and Cultural Societies

14 SU Student Societies StudentLife@uel.ac.uk Groups of students who enjoy or practice a particular creative activity such as dance, performance, drama, music, entertainments, media, or other art forms. Groups of students united in a common cause. This includes political groups, religious groups, charitable groups and campaigning groups. Groups of students who enjoy a particular activity or interest for its own sake, or any other student groups which do not fit into the other four groups. Performance and Arts Societies Hobby and Common Interest Societies Campaigns and Community Societies

15 Campus Social Spaces StudentLife@uel.ac.uk The Red Room, Stratford The Underground Bar, Docklands

16 Engaging in Curriculum Design SLHD@uel.ac.uk http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/ InformationAndGuidance/Documents/B5.pdf QAA Quality Code – Chapter B5 “This Chapter covers student engagement at undergraduate and postgraduate level, irrespective of location, mode of study, teaching delivery, or discipline. The Chapter focuses on the provision of an inclusive environment for student engagement. That environment anticipates the varied needs of learners and aims to ensure that all students have equal access to educational opportunities.”

17 Programme Reps StudentLife@uel.ac.uk reps@uel.ac.uk Programme Committees Two Per Year

18 SU Elected Representatives President Imran Husseini.hossein1@uel.ac.uki.hossein1@uel.ac.uk VP Education (HSB & Cass)Amirah Mohamuda.mohamud@uel.ac.uka.mohamud@uel.ac.uk VP Societies & Comm’s (Cass & HSB) Adrian Patsalosa.patsalos@uel.ac.uka.patsalos@uel.ac.uk VP Community & Development (ADI & Combined)Jitesh Mondalj.mondal@uel.ac.ukj.mondal@uel.ac.uk VP Welfare (RDBS & ACE) Edna Chirwae.chirwa@uel.ac.uke.chirwa@uel.ac.uk StudentLife@uel.ac.uk

19 Student Experience Surveys StudentLife@uel.ac.uk National Student Survey Internal Programme Survey Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey Postgraduate Research Experience Survey Module Evaluations

20 Student Feedback You Said, We Did StudentLife@uel.ac.uk

21 Attendance = Success Encourage attendance Get students involved in the sessions Remind them to tap in at the start of class StudentLife@uel.ac.uk

22 Attendance = Success StudentLife@uel.ac.uk Laura Jane Thompson – Retention Manager

23 Thanks For Listening StudentLife@uel.ac.uk Please ask questions.


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