Date and Time
Tuesday 2 March 2021 (13:00 to 15:00)
Free (£30.00 non-members)
Even before Covid-19, student and staff wellbeing was a concern highlighted across the sector; and now, even more so, how organisations are supporting health and wellbeing is high on the agenda. This termly network is a valuable opportunity to share the diverse approaches to improving the wellbeing of everyone in our organisations.
This session is pleased to welcome an input from Yvonne McAdam (Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Nottingham College) who will share an overview of their overall student enrichment programme and the detail of how individual activities are designed and delivered.
Nottingham College is a large organisation, with over 14,000 learners; 8,000 of these are on full-time programmes, with the remaining 6,000 enrolled on part-time course, apprenticeships and community provision. The Wellbeing Team therefore has a challenging remit, and with four co-ordinators responsible for Safeguarding, Enrichment, Student Wellness and Student Voice, plus an administrator, the Team has a key role in supporting the health and wellness of all learners. Working collectively to pull together a diverse and interesting enrichment programme to appeal to a wide range of students at all levels and studying any subject is a key challenge, but one that the team is working hard to achieve through continued collaboration and learner involvement.
This programme is then embedded into the curriculum through working closely with Heads of Faculty and Faculty Area Managers to ensure as many students as possible are able to access a variety of sessions that have been tailored to meet students’ needs. Sessions vary widely, including an input from Parliament UK on how to vote, and why this is important; information about mental health support from Notts County FC; and County Lines and abuse sessions run by the Youth Commission.
We are also delighted to welcome Ingrid Kellock, Student Development Manager, York College who will sharing some of the strategies and enrichment activities they have introduced to support the health and wellbeing of their learners.
So come and join us for what will be an interesting and informative session on how extra-curricular activities are supporting the wider learner journey, and why this element of provision is so important. Facilitated by Karen Plowman (Head of Professional Development, Skills and Education Group) there will be plenty of opportunity for participants to ask questions and to share their own organisational practice.