Student Services case studies - collaborative working

Each of the case studies below contain strategic elements that are related to how we are working collaboratively within the University.

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Practitioners' conference – Working with eating difficulties and body image disturbance (Counselling)

Practitioners' conference – Working with eating difficulties and body image disturbance (Counselling)
Description
Students with eating and body image difficulties commonly present to the University Counselling Service requiring support, therapy and interagency liaison with NHS colleagues. This is a challenging area, requiring training for counselling staff to help students overcome what can be a serious, sometimes life-threatening, impairment to health and wellbeing whilst at university. Key strategic aims: Student experience, Customer service, Equality & diversity, Collaborative working, Staff development, Supporting core University business.

UoB Self Help Guides (Student Experience Projects Team)

UoB Self Help Guides (Student Experience Projects Team)
Description
The Self Help Guides project involved the branding, customisation and publicity of a set of Self Help Guides produced, regularly updated and peer reviewed by accredited professionals in the NHS. Key strategic aims: Student experience, Customer service, Equality & diversity, Collaborative working, Supporting core University business.

Fitness to Practise User Group (Student Conduct)

Fitness to Practise User Group (Student Conduct)
Description
Termly Fitness to Practice User Group meetings to discuss and share best practices and try to encourage consistency across campus, compliance with University procedures, and equity in decision-making when dealing with fitness to practise concerns and investigations. Key strategic aims: Collaborative working, Impact measurement/quality assurance.

Not On Campaign (Student Experience Projects Team)

Not On Campaign (Student Experience Projects Team)
Description
Not On is a joint campaign launched by the University, in partnership with the Guild of Students, to raise awareness of sexual harassment issues amongst the University community. Key strategic aims: Student experience, Equality & diversity, Collaborative working.

Collaborative Induction for distance learners (University Graduate School)

Collaborative Induction for distance learners (University Graduate School)
Description
The University Graduate School has worked with the College of Arts and Law on a programme of events, workshops and talks as part of their Distance Learning (DL) PhD programme induction. Key strategic aims: Student experience, Collaborative working, Supporting core University business.

PGR Supervision Meetings compliance check (University Graduate School)

PGR Supervision Meetings compliance check (University Graduate School)
Description
The Graduate School Management Board (GSMB) was tasked to review compliance with the University's regulations on formal PGR supervision meetings as part of the wider preparation for UOB's 2015-16 QAA Higher Education Review. Key strategic aims: Collaborative working, Impact measurement/quality assurance, Supporting core University business.

Bright Club Birmingham (University Graduate School)

Bright Club Birmingham (University Graduate School)
Description
Delivered by the University Graduate School, Bright Club Birmingham brings together a group of researchers (from postgraduate researchers to senior academics) from different departments to deliver a public engagement activity in the format of a stand-up comedy night. Key strategic aims: collaborative working, staff development.

Wellbeing Workshops (Wellbeing)

Wellbeing Workshops (Wellbeing)
Description
This initiative was developed collaboratively with service providers on and off campus to deliver workshops that support students in managing their wellbeing, with particular focus on procrastination, exam stress, relaxation and alcohol issues. Key strategic aims: Student experience, collaborative working, supporting core University business.

Welfare Tutor forums (various student support services)

Welfare Tutor forums (various student support services)
Description
As a result of collaboration between Disability, Mental Health, Student Conduct, Counselling and Wellbeing, a range of topics that are key to the University and Welfare Tutors were identified through consultation with the Welfare Tutors, with training, information and support sessions facilitated as a result. Key strategic aims: Student experience, equality & diversity, collaborative working, supporting core University business.

Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Research Methods and Skills (University Graduate School)

Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Research Methods and Skills (University Graduate School)
Description
PGCARMS was set up in 2011 by the University Graduate School in collaboration with the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre in order to improve postgraduate research training for research council-funded students, as well as provide transferable skills through accreditation. Key strategic aims: student experience, customer service, equality & diversity, collaborative working, staff development, impact measurement, quality assurance, supporting core University business.
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