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My student says they didn’t get their loan and there’s no food in the flat, what should they do?
Viewed 3154 times since Fri, Aug 16, 2019
My student says they didn’t get their loan and there’s no food in the flat, what should they do? Aimed at:  Personal Development Tutors Advise them that ENSA have an emergency support facility, email them on:  ensa.advice@napier.ac.uk Ask... Read More
My student has told me they’re having difficulty with a family member, what can they do?
Viewed 1687 times since Fri, Aug 16, 2019
My student has told me they’re having difficulty with a family member, what can they do? Aimed at:  Personal Development Tutors Ask them what you can do to help and discuss whether they are in danger. Refer to ENSA https://www.napierstudents.co... Read More
A student discloses a long-term medical condition that affects their engagement with their studies, what should they do?
Viewed 1627 times since Fri, Aug 16, 2019
A student discloses a long-term medical condition that affects their engagement with their studies, what should they do? Aimed at: Personal Development Tutors They should Contact the Disability & Inclusion team in the first instance to ask for ad... Read More
My student thinks they may be HIV positive, what should they do?
Viewed 1602 times since Fri, Aug 16, 2019
My student thinks they may be HIV positive, what should they do? Aimed at:  Personal Development Tutors You should advise them to see a GP and discuss other sources of help, for example University counselling service:  counselling@napier.ac.uk or 013... Read More
My student told me they are feeling depressed what should I do?
Viewed 1131 times since Thu, Aug 15, 2019
My student told me they are feeling depressed what should I do? Aimed at: Personal Development Tutors You should check whether they have a GP. The NHS Lothian website has a link to find a GP:  https://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/Services/GPs/Pages/Pat... Read More
My student is pregnant, what happens now?
Viewed 1076 times since Fri, Aug 16, 2019
My student is pregnant, what happens now? Aimed at:  Personal Development Tutors Ask the student how you can help them. Remind them that they are able to take time out and if they’re SHSC student, then a maternity leave bursary is available. Yo... Read More
I’m concerned about my student as they haven’t been in contact, what do I do?
Viewed 1005 times since Fri, Aug 16, 2019
I’m concerned about my student as they haven’t been in contact, what do I do? Aimed at:  Personal Development Tutors Report your concern to the students’ Programme/cohort/year leader. If applicable you can consult the ‘Missing... Read More
My student would like to withdraw from studies, what are the options?
Viewed 986 times since Mon, Sep 7, 2020
My student would like to withdraw from studies, what are the options? Aimed at:  Personal Development Tutors If a student has decided they want to leave: Withdrawal or Suspension of studies: advise the Programme Administrator (or PDT in School of Hea... Read More
My student has said they’re struggling with University life, what can they do?
Viewed 982 times since Fri, Aug 16, 2019
My student has said they’re struggling with University life, what can they do? Aimed at:  Personal Development Tutors Reassure student that it’s not unusual for students to experience thoughts, and feelings that can be stressful or uncomf... Read More
How do I refer my student to occupational health?
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How do I refer my student to occupational health?  Aimed at:  Personal Development Tutors There is a form to complete. You will find this in the resources section of the tool kit: https://staff.napier.ac.uk/services/dlte/resources/PDT/Pages/PDT.aspx ... Read More
My PDT student would like to change course, what do they do?
Viewed 360 times since Wed, Oct 28, 2020
My PDT student would like to change course, what do they do? Aimed at:  Personal Development Tutors  In the first instance, support the student to explore why they want to change course/programme. Can they relate to the following reasons...   Do the... Read More
My student is a carer, is there any support available that I can direct them to?
Viewed 282 times since Mon, Sep 7, 2020
My student is a carer, is there any support available that I can direct them to? Aimed at:  Personal Development Tutors The Widening Participation team have responsibility for students with caring roles.   A student carer is an individual, up to the ... Read More
My student has been arrested, what do I need to do?
Viewed 211 times since Mon, Sep 7, 2020
My student has been arrested, what do I need to do? Aimed at:  Personal Development Tutors (PDTs)   Reference request: respond in writing using the University reference disclaimer (Guidance on References item 3.2) and offering only factual informatio... Read More