Student Services case studies - staff development

Each of the case studies below contain strategic elements that are related to how we are enhancing staff development.

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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.

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.

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.

Reasonable Adjustments Guide (Disability, Mental Health & Learning Support)

Reasonable Adjustments Guide (Disability, Mental Health & Learning Support)
Description
A joint initiative delivered by Disability, Mental Health and Learning Support, the guide was written to inform staff about their role with regards to reasonable adjustments for students. Key strategic aims: student experience, equality & diversity, collaborative working, staff development, impact measurement, quality assurance, supporting core University business.

Supporting the Supporters (Wellbeing)

Supporting the Supporters (Wellbeing)
Description
'Supporting the Supporters' provides a forum through which staff can receive advice, training and an opportunity to build both formal and informal support networks with a range of colleagues working across various service areas. Key strategic aims - collaborative working, staff development.
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We aim to achieve excellence in our student support services by strengthening and making explicit our commitment to staff development.

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