Thursday 27 September 2018


Calling all colleagues involved in delivering Integrated Learner Support …

We would like to invite you to come along to the new ILS Community of Practice. Starting on Monday 8th October, from 1-2 in Senate 404, this CoP is an opportunity for all staff (academic and professional services) to come along and talk supportively about the opportunities challenges posed by the new model. The idea is simply to meet together every 6 weeks or so and talk through issues and understand more about how the different elements of the new model can work together.

No need to book a place – just come along and bring your lunch!
Dates of future meetings are available on our Events page.

Integrated Learner Support is the University’s new approach to the academic and pastoral support of students and is being rolled out this year to new Level 4 and Foundation Study Framework students enrolling at the University for the 2018-19 academic year. ILS comprises 4 main elements:

  • Centralised professional support from a new Student Support and Advice Team accessed through the Student Information Desk (SID) based on the ground floor of the Learning Hub at Waterside
  • Centralised professional support from our existing specialist support teams e.g. ASSIST, financial guidance, counselling, Residential Life etc. Also accessed via SID.
  • Programme focussed support from professional services teams (LLS and Changemaker teams) providing academic, employability and digital skills sessions to all students
  • Academic support through the programme from the Personal Tutor, Module Team and Programme Leader

To find out more about the Integrated Learner Support model, please visit our dedicated web page.