Campaigns training

If you are an administrative member of a Cambridge SU campaign, be sure to check out our training programme happening in 2020 July. Our Campaigns & Insights Coordinator will be covering everything you need to know to run an effective committee whilst balancing studies and other commitments and what Cambridge SU support is available to you and your teams:

July 22nd - Chairs training

July 23rd - Secretary training

July 24th - Finance training

July 24th - Cambridge SU training

 

WELFARE TRAINING

The Student Advice Service provides annual training sessions for JCR/MCR Welfare/Support Officers (and other roles), Liberation Campaigns, Academic Officers and Faculty Reps, and any student volunteers with an interest in welfare support. 

 

Your Role in Supporting Students’ Welfare

Join the Student Advice Service for this 2 hour discussion & workshop. This session is available every term and covers:

  • What is the role of a Welfare/Support Officer?
  • What type of ‘service’ should a Welfare/Support Officer provide?
  • Portrait of students
  • Key information to pass on to students,
  • Trends & resources
  • How to best support students throughout the year.

 

Essential Skills for Supporting Students

This interactive 3 hour session is a must for welfare officers and by the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Explain the meaning of confidentiality and its relevance to your role
  • Examine boundaries and how these apply to your role
  • Provide active listening
  • Recognise the difference between active listening and advice giving
  • Identify various sources of support to which students can be signposted to in College, the University, the city of Cambridge and nationally.

 

Introduction to Student Mental Health

This 2 hour session delivered by the Student Advice Service explores:

  • the meaning of mental health
  • the most common mental health issues amongst students
  • what your role is in relation to students with mental health issues
  • how to cope with a distressed student
  • sources of support
  • what you can do in your college/dept to support students with mental health issues.

Date TBC - Look out for this session on the what's on page!

 

Supporting a student who may be feeling suicidal

An indepth 3 hour training session examining best practice when supporting students in crisis. This session will cover:

  • How to provide emotional “first aid” to students who feel suicidal (listening and asking direct questions)
  • How to recognise warning signs of someone who may be suicidal
  • Developing your understanding of risk factors
  • Making sensitive and effective referrals
  • Using support effectively

Date TBC - Look out for this session on the what's on page!

 

Academic Welfare for undergraduate students

All Academic & Welfare/Support Officers are welcome to attend this guided discussion group delivered by the Student Advice Service. The discussion typically lasts around 2 hours and will enable you to:

  • Think about academic-related welfare issues that may come up during exam term
  • Think about what we can pro-actively do as Academic & Welfare/Support Officers to increase support during the exam period
  • Get an idea of what options are available to students when things go wrong
  • Gain a basic understanding of intermission, examination allowances, exam access arrangements, exam reviews, how to opt out of class lists etc

We’ll also provide you with some resources that will help you in your role during the stressful exam period. Date TBC - Look out for this session on the what's on page!

 

Academic Welfare for graduate students

All Academic & Welfare/Support Officers are welcome to attend this guided discussion group delivered by the Student Advice Service. The discussion typically lasts around 2 hours and will enable you to:

  • Think about academic-related welfare issues that may come up for graduate students
  • Think about what we can pro-actively do as Academic & Welfare Officers to increase support to graduate students
  • Get an idea of what options are available to students when things go wrong

We’ll also provide you with some resources that will help you in your role during the stressful exam period. Date TBC - Look out for this session on the what's on page!

 

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