University campus accommodation (Warwick Accommodation) is supported by the live-in Residential Life Team (RLT). This is a team of staff and postgraduate student volunteers who provide support and signpost students to services whilst they are living in residential halls. The team are not just there to help build student communities and foster good relationships, they are also there to help students who are finding transition to University life a challenge. The team are trained to respond to incidents and to provide a supportive listening ear and appropriate signposting to services if students are struggling.
Students who are refugees are often not just experiencing the challenges of a new learning environment. They often face cultural dislocation, financial struggles, limited or no family support, significant changes to identity – or loss of identity - as well as the possibility of lasting impacts of past trauma. The RLT are mindful of all student’s journeys to higher education. Being at Warwick isn’t just about the opportunity to study at a world class academic institution, it is also a pathway for personal growth. The RLT encourages refugee students to reach out and help them make connections for their own wellbeing and growth. When supporting refugee students the RLT may call on the wide support of University services which includes Wellbeing Support, Student Finance, World at Warwick as well as local community groups such as the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre.
“My supervisors and tutors have always been supportive whenever I asked for help. There are different types of support available to Warwick students, be it wellbeing, counselling, career advice, library skills and many others. You do not feel isolated or abandoned when you need support at Warwick.”
Sanctuary Student, Centre for Education Studies
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