Training for Staff
The Disability and Learning Support Service offers a variety of training that is available to all staff across the University.
Training is available on a wide range of topics, from enhancing awareness of specific disabilities and learning differences, to general sessions which include the legal context for providing support to students.
At present all training is being delivered via online webinars using Microsoft Teams.
Most sessions are delivered once a semester, though our two-hour training on supporting students with Mental Health problems is currently being run twice a month.
All training is advertised and booked via the Events Channel on MyEd.
In addition to the above in-house training an e-learning portal has been created by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, to increase awareness of the signs and the dangers of depression amongst students. This package is designed to give non-specialist staff the skills, knowledge and confidence to offer a first line of support to students who may have mental health issues.