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Maintaining student well-being virtually

29th June 2020

Sian

Over the last few months, the College has been running virtual workshops to ensure our students get the support they need during the lockdown, wherever they are in the world.

The programme of twice-weekly sessions was organised by the College Mentor for Students, Netta Jennison, and focuses on two areas: study skills in isolation and well-being.

The workshops cover everything from writing, research, and maintaining academic motivation in isolation to mindfulness and improving sleep.

The study skills sessions were run by the Tutor for Welfare, and Biochemistry and Medicine Fellow, The Revd Professor Robert Gilbert, and the Tutor for Equality and Diversity, and History Fellow, Professor Siân Pooley (pictured).

The workshops have proved popular with students with over 100 places booked during Trinity.

Netta Jennison, said, “The students have very much enjoyed the sense of community, and the way it has been possible to learn together and to learn from each other.

“The workshops have provided the opportunity for students to raise issues that are troubling them and we have then been able to address these concerns in later workshops. It is great to see how personal welfare and academic achievement can be supported together in this way.”