Lunchtime Link Up Sessions aim to raise students’ wellbeing

With the added stress and anxiety of the pandemic on top of assignments or a dissertation, mental health is at the forefront of conversation when University level students discuss the national lockdown.

Feeling connected and part of a wider community is really important at this time.

With this in mind, the University level support team and student ambassador team at Truro and Penwith College have come together and put into place weekly 'Lunchtime Link Up' sessions that take place online via Microsoft Teams, on Wednesdays from 12:30-13:30pm, starting on the 3rd February. 

Each session will have a different theme supporting students health and wellbeing whilst working from home. There will be opportunities to chat with other students and members of staff and attendees can drop in and out of the sessions at any time. The sessions will be very informal and provide a supportive environment for the students to share experiences and ideas.

Truro and Penwith College is proud of its supportive and friendly learning environment, where 1-1 personal support and advice is accessed easily. Dedicated academic support staff, student support, placement and careers advisers are available throughout the whole of a University level students journey at the College. Despite the College campuses being closed, students have still been able to access their classes remotely online.

One of the organisers of the Lunchtime Link Up Sessions, Lindy Orchard, the Higher Education Student Ambassador Coordinator, is really excited to be bringing this opportunity to the College’s students. Lindy said: “It’s great to be able to offer our University level students the opportunity to meet up and chat socially, giving them some sense of normality and providing holistic support during these uncertain times”

Giving students some sense of normality and providing holistic support during these uncertain times

Lindy Orchard, the Higher Education Student Ambassador Coordinator

Kate Poole, Higher Education Access and Participation Officer, another member of the team who has put together the sessions, says: “Listening to our students is central to our work at Truro and Penwith College and what we have heard from our University students is that they need to feel more connected. We hope this regular link up between staff, students and Higher Education ambassadors will give our students a sense of community and a place to go to ask questions or just to listen and be part of something bigger than just their course. “

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