Firstly, A big welcome back to all, for what we hope to be another great academic year!

We would like to start off this years newsletter with a note about our new and improved PDBA Handbook. The link for which can be found below. Please take the time to read through this handbook as it includes key information about all the departments here in Student Life and the important work that is going on this year.

The Handbook includes details on important departmental work going on across the student life team, this includes:

  • Restorative Practice – If you are interested in booking a training session please book via the following online form:
  • EDI
  • Student Enrichment
  • Student Financial Support
  • Careers, Work Experience and Progression
  • Parents and Carers Partnership
  • Children Looked After
  • Safeguarding and Mental Health

The Student Life Teams are located in Student life hubs at every main campus, with staff who are experts in their specialist areas.

Most importantly for this week, is the focus on Student Induction! During these first few weeks of term, students are taking place in induction activities. Activities will range from team building and campus challenges to life skills and employability.  

Induction culminates with The Big Welcome which will be held at the Printworks Campus on Thursday 12 September and will welcome all students. Students will interact with internal and external stalls, where they will find all the relevant information they need, including activities and giveaways before enjoying the funfair, live music and food.

We hope to see all students and staff at The Big Welcome today for what promises to be a great event to kickstart the academic year!