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Phase 1 Student Welfare

In Phase 1 you are assigned a Personal Tutorwho takes care of your pastoral needs. These are members of staff who volunteer their time to listen to student's concerns and if consented may act as advocates. They offer privacy and confidentiality and are available to discuss the broader issues relating to your well-being and progress through the course. It's worth getting to know your tutor as they can be a really valuable resource.

If your personal tutor is unable to help you or you do not feel comfortable talking to them, the Deputy Senior Tutor of the Medical School, Gill Grimshaw ( may be able to help. She has plenty of experience in providing welfare support and is separate from the assessment and disciplinary processes.

You can also talk to the module leaders about issues relating to specific modules, and the staff in the School office are often a good source of information and will direct you to the right people. You may also wish to see the Phase 1 Co-ordinators.

Don't forget other sources of help which are listed on the previous page.