In the healthcare programmes offered by the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition the support provided varies slightly. Academic support provided by Personal Tutors in other programmes are instead provided by the Year Lead teams. The pastoral support is focused on promoting wellbeing in each student.
The School operates an additional longstanding pastoral support system known as the Regent Scheme.
Each healthcare student is assigned to a senior member of University or NHS staff who will meet with them regularly and be available to provide support and guidance on any personal problems that the student may have during their course. These senior staff members will have a good understanding of what it is like to work in the clinical situation and issues arising from that.
The Regent can also act as a mentor to support the student’s professional development. They can provide opportunities for contacts, networks, research and further learning experiences in the clinical situation.