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CLL to launch new Student Support Team

The Centre for Lifelong Learning is launching a new student support team ahead of the next academic year to ensure our students receive the targeted and tailored support they require.

The new team will consist of four members:

• Elaine Moore, Student Welfare Officer – Elaine provides one-to-one support tailored to meet the individual needs of students. Her focus is on the provision of a high level of pastoral and academic related welfare advice and guidance.

• Lauren Elmore, Student Engagement Co-ordinator – From October 1, Lauren will develop and implement evidence-based initiatives to develop a supportive network for all CLL students and to ensure students engage fully with the opportunities available to them.

• Jim Judges, E-learning Manager – Jim works with staff and students in the use of technology to support learning. In doing so, he leads a team of Digital Skills Mentors which provides CLL students with help in any aspect of using technology in their studies, including basic computer skills, searching for information, producing a presentation or using word processing software etc.

• Dr Anil Awesti, Senior Tutor – Anil leads the Student Support Team. His focus is on developing a strategy, framework and environment to support the academic development of undergraduate and postgraduate students across the CLL. In doing so, he works with the Centre’s course teams to review provision and enhance students’ experiences.

Dr Anil Awesti said: “From previously having one student support officer in place, from October 1, we will have a four-strong team dedicated to providing both pastoral and academic support in order to enable our learners to fulfil their potential.

“Such an investment in student support will help to ensure that learners remain at the heart of our work.

“The Student Support Team are looking forward to the new academic year with much excitement so as to start working with our new and returning students.

“Completing a CLL course is a life changing accomplishment for many of our learners and in doing so they not only inspire us but also act as inspirational role models for other members of their families, friends and communities. The new team is dedicated to supporting our students through that learning journey to success.”