Nick Marsh

Nick Marsh


I am the Student Support Officer for POLIS: in my role 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.  Where needed, I can offer guidance on mitigating circumstances and other University processes, and on the various forms of professional help available to students (e.g. Counselling & Wellbeing, Disability Services, external resources).

My responsibilities include:

Student Support:

  • Meet with students to assess their circumstances, provide support and guidance on academic policy issues, and refer on to specialist support services as appropriate;
  • Promote student representation, Leeds for Life, the Partnership and other university initiatives;
  • Recruitment of student reps and liaison with relevant student societies;
  • Generate content for websites, email and newsletters;
  • 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

Mitigating Circumstances:

  • Oversee and administer coursework mitigating circumstances requests and maintenance of records;
  • Provide support for Special Circumstances Committee;
  • Provide support for Study Success Meetings

Attendance Monitoring:

  • 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

Administrative lead and coordinator for:

  • The personal tutor system
  • Peer mentoring


  • Student Staff Partnership Forum;
  • School Special Circumstances Committee

Faculty and University Teams and Networks:

  • Participate in and contribute to meetings of the Student Support Team for the Faculty, and other relevant university networks


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