New Academic and Welfare staff position announced by YUSU

YUSUA new Academic and Welfare Coordinator staff position has been announced by YUSU.

The role was created in response to an increase in casework over the past few years.

Her work involves holding workshops that deal with common student welfare issues, such as homesickness.

The aim is “to equip students with the knowledge and resources to avoid getting into difficult situations and to cope better when they do”, outgoing Welfare Officer George Offer told Vision.

The new welfare coordinator will be based at YUSU’s advice and support centre.

And Offer, who will be YUSU Academic Officer from September, added: “Really excited about the increased capacity this gives us not only to help more individuals but also to promote our service more widely, reaching and serving more of our students.

“This, along with the scheduled programme of workshops we’re hoping to start trialling in colleges early next year, proactively equipping students with the knowledge and resilience to care for themselves better means a better time for York students.”