A wellbeing or welfare concern is broadly where there are indicators of risk and/or where there is evidence or a sense that a student is failing to thrive at the College. Friends or tutors may also voice concerns about an individual.

We have listed a few examples here:
  • Behaviours which indicate persistent sadness, lack of emotion, excess of emotion, irritability, tenseness or agitation 
  • Expressing suicidal thoughts
  • Behaviour that is very different to usual; if a student becomes more withdrawn or unpredictable 
  • Behaviours (over time, or in a particular incident) that create valid worries in those around them; peers, College staff etc 
  • Behaviour that causes valid health and safety concerns within the College; e.g deliberate damage to property or facilities 
  • Appearing to lack the ability to make decisions or to think through issues logically
  • Persistent or regular absences from course activity, and/or a failure to submit work with no prior agreement and failure to respond to communications when this above occurs 
  • Difficulties maintaining academic and social relationships 
  • Failure to engage with their course (on campus and online) and with others
  • Engaging in harassing behaviour, or being subject to harassment  
  • Indications they may be at risk of being drawn towards violent extremism
  • The student is unwell and there may be insufficient support available to them to engage with their course fully 
  • At risk of becoming homeless