Student mental health support recognised with national award

The Student Services team at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has been recognised as outstanding, due to its work to support student mental well-being.

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The Student Services team at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has been recognised as outstanding, due to its work to support student mental well-being.

The panel which determined the winner of the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management award praised standout features of the University’s support work, including “innovative use of IT, integration of residential services and excellent collaboration with external agencies.”

The award was presented at a glittering ceremony recognising leadership in higher education, hosted by musician and comedian Bill Bailey in London last night (THU June 22).

NTU’s submission into the Outstanding Student Services Team category focused on the work the University has done to make it easier for students to access mental health support from the institution itself and from the NHS.

Staff developed partnerships in collaboration with the students’ union which have allowed students to benefit from internal and external expertise on well-being.

For example, a streamlined online referral route for students requiring advice and support has been developed, which offers a prompt response from NTU well-being practitioners and access to online services provided by SilverCloud, the NHS’ online space for personalised programmes to help people experiencing a wide range of mental and behavioural problems.

Professor Martin McGinnity, Pro Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs: "We are delighted that the dedication and commitment of the staff of our Student Support Services at Nottingham Trent have been recognized by this award. We are constantly striving to provide excellent health and wellbeing support to our students, so that they achieve the best possible experience during their time at NTU and achieve their full potential.

“Like all Universities, the demands on our support services, particularly in terms of mental health, are challenging and this award is an appropriate reflection of how we have addressed that challenge with an excellent provision."

We are delighted that the dedication and commitment of the staff of our Student Support Services at Nottingham Trent have been recognized by this award.

Professor Martin McGinnity, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs

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    About Nottingham Trent University

    • Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the largest UK universities with nearly 28,000 students and more than 3,500 staff across four campuses, contributing £496m to the UK economy every year. It is one of the most environmentally-friendly universities, containing some of the country’s most inspiring and efficient award-winning buildings.
    • The University is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable Nottingham Trent to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is the sixth biggest recruiter of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the country and 95.6% of the its graduates go on to employment or further education within six months of leaving.
    • NTU is home to world-class research, winning The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 - the highest national honour for a UK university. It recognised the University’s pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage, enable safer production of powdered infant formula and combat food fraud.
    • With an international student population of approximately 2,600 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook.

Student mental health support recognised with national award

Published on 23 June 2017

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