Specialist Mentor (MH and AS) and Study Skills Tutor (AS)
I have been working with university students for many years. Each student is unique in how they adapt to this new way of living and learning – this I learnt from personal experience and I did not last long. So being able to support students to manage challenges has proved to be very rewarding. Students can be very resourceful and capable once they discover that most challenges can be managed. Discovering strategies and solutions together is empowering – a problem shared is a problem halved. But ultimately the student will emerge as a more confident, independent achiever. This growth makes the job so rewarding. I learn all the time and can share ideas with other students – like recycling. My hope is that their time at university is worthwhile and rewarding in preparation for their future. On Friday afternoons I facilitate the Eastleigh Serendipity Adult Autism Group which is run by Autism Hampshire. We chat and take turns presenting quizzes.