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The Peer Support Programme is a scheme run across the University by the Counselling Service. A team of students from the JCR and MCR, across a range of years and subjects, have been trained in active listening support - and you can contact either should you wish to speak with them. They are trained to help with welfare concerns and work to strict confidentiality rules. They have access to a range of resources they can refer you to, or can spend some time with you to support you through hard times.
Peer supporters abide by a Code of Practice, attend regular supervisions to consolidate their training and develop their skills, and are available to be contacted for any difficulty big or small you might encounter during term. They are available to talk to any student confidentially. They can also be found at teas and events organised by the JCR and MCR.
If you would like to speak to a peer supporter or find out more, you can contact the Peer Support Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
JCR and MCR Support
The JCR and MCR have a number of reps who organise events and are available for informal chats and signposting, including two JCR Welfare Officers (one non-male and one non-female), LGBTQA Officers, a Women’s Officer and MCR Welfare Officers. The names of the reps are confirmed at the beginning of each term.