The Welfare Student’s Network is made up of the Equal Opportunities and Welfare Officer (Zoe Mackenzie) and the Welfare Student’s Network committee. The Welfare Student’s Network represents all students at the University of Nottingham, whether you are experiencing welfare-related issues or not, we aim to promote positive well-being and mental health across campus. Each student is automatically part of the Welfare Student’s Network, which is completely free, and enables students to attend our social events and campaigns.
The WSN has three main roles:
Social Events and Campaigns:
- Through delivering a series of well-being related campaigns such as Stressless, Better Together, Sexual Health Awareness and helping to deliver the monthly Well-Being Cafes alongside of the Equal Opportunities and Welfare Officer.
- Across the year, we have delivered an array of social events such as Rounder’s on the downs, Mindfulness colouring in, free glitter in Crisis and have even given out free condoms and chocolate to students across campus as part of our sexual awareness campaign!
Supporting the EOW officer:
- The WSN Committee are involved in giving an opinion, voice and endorsement to the EOW officer for motions at the Union Council Meetings. We act in the best interests of students whereby we believe it will be beneficial to their mental and physical health.
- We regularly meet with the EOW officer to discuss new campaigns, changes to welfare across the university and any other vital information.
- Whilst the WSN Committee are unable to provide direct services such as counselling, therapy or professional support – we treat any messages that we receive confidentially, and we can signpost you to the array of welfare services that the university has available.
In order to keep up to date with what events or campaigns we have planned, or even to give suggestions as to what you would like to see covered, you can follow us on the following: