Rachel Walton


I am the Student Support Officer for SSP. I communicate with students to ensure that they have access to the support that they need throughout their studies.  I am available to talk to students who are struggling or are unsure of where to find support.  I can offer guidance on mitigating circumstances and other University processes, and on the various forms of professional help available to students.

My responsibilities include;

  • Meet with students to assess their circumstances, provide support and guidance on academic policy issues, and refer on to specialist support services as appropriate
  • Recruitment of student reps and liaison with relevant student societies
  • Support induction activities and social events for students
  • Lead development and continuous improvement of policies and procedures for student support in line with University expectations and regulations
  • Oversee and administer coursework mitigating circumstances requests and maintenance of records
  • Provide support for Special Circumstances Committee
  • Provide support for Study Success Meetings
  • Follow up and investigate cases of poor attendance, provide support, signpost, and refer to personal tutors/DSE as appropriate
  • Provide support for Fitness to Study procedures
  • Student Staff Partnership Forum
  • School Special Circumstances CommitteeParticipate in and contribute to meetings of the Student Support Team for the Faculty, and other relevant university networks