TL;DR: I want enabling services to employ therapists. Should they be unwilling to spend the money I have a number of cheaper alternatives that priorities student support. Finally I believe that through better advertising students will have a clearer picture of the services that they are already entitled to! This is obviously a subject I could talk about extensively as it makes up 50% of the role! So let me try and keep it brief. My first priority is enabling services, I want to transform it from a purely advisory service into one that can provide real support. In an ideal world this means the university employing therapists which students could use for free. Obviously this would come a quite a cost to the university but I truly believe that now more than ever the university are willing to spend money on mental wellbeing services. But I am realistic and have a number of other plans should I not be able to achieve this one. One of these plans is the ‘One on One’ system whereby we eliminate waitlists and instead allow students to be in charge of their own booking. Additionally keeping the option of online counselling even after the pandemic as it better suits some students. Another plan I have to improve student welfare is through a series of marketing campaigns to draw focus to student life and other wellbeing services. Student life were a huge help to me in first year when I really struggled with my anxiety and yet as far as I could tell most students I talked to weren’t really aware of what they did specifically. I believe that with better advertising students will be able to take advantage of what is already theirs!
This question was also asked to Rostislavs PopovsAnswered by Elliot on 19/02/21 09:53