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As of June 27th, 2023 Orla Whelan-Davis is no longer a current member of the department

Contact details

Phone: +44 (0)24 765 23811
Email: Orla dot Whelan-Davis at warwick dot ac dot uk
Room: S0.92S0.92

Working hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9am-5pm

Main responsibilities

To provide academic progression and pastoral support to undergraduate students in the Economics Department. Promoting student wellbeing, engagement with the teaching and learning experience and facilitating the fulfilment of academic potential.

  • Working closely with Departmental Year Tutors, Senior Tutor and Undergraduate Programmes Manager to deliver high quality support to students whilst contributing to the Department's strategic plan for wellbeing and progression
  • Analyse data to identify concerns at an early stage and implement enabling changes to support identified students with particular care to students from widening participation backgrounds
  • Liase with university support services and refer students where appropriate
  • Develop communications on student wellbeing
  • Maintain accurate student records and systems to collate information on student welfare and progression
  • Lead on mitigating circumstances and extension requests
  • Lead and manage the undergraduate mentor scheme
  • Liaise with student experience team to organise and deliver a calendar of annual student events to promote student support and wellbeing

About me

I am a qualified and experienced secondary teacher of languages and Careers Adviser so I hope I bring these skills to the Department to support the students I work with. I enjoy exercise which really helps with my own wellbeing; cycling to work, swimming, yoga and the occasional run! I also love to immerse myself in a book and I am an avid reader of fiction, my favourite authors are Margaret Atwood, Ian Mc Ewan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Thomas Hardy.