Advice, Policy and Training

Meet the Advice, Policy & Training team.

Senior Advice, Policy and Training Officer: Helen Speirs

As the Senior Advice, Policy & Training Officer, Helen has responsibility for the smooth running of The Advice Centre and supports the advice, policy and training officers in delivering the front-line advice service to students.

In addition, Helen co-ordinates training for class representatives and the SRC Sabbatical Team, organises publicity for The Advice Centre and is responsible for ensuring that policy issues arising from the advice work are reported to the Executive. Helen and the advice team are also able to support student representatives with their committee and policy work in the University.

Advice, Policy & Training Officers

Avril Conacher
Paul Jamieson
Graham Smith

For all advice enquiries:

The Advice, Policy & Training Officers are based in the SRC Advice Centre and their job is to provide information, advice and advocacy to students and prospective students.

Most subject areas are covered, for example student finances, accommodation problems, employment issues, academic appeals, conduct issues and so on.

The Advice Team also have a policy and training aspect to their role, which involves liaising with and assisting the Executive in the various types of training that are run throughout the year, as well as ensuring that data gathered from student enquiries form the basis for policy decisions and campaigns run by the SRC.

The Advice Centre is open five days a week and the advice workers can also respond to email and telephone enquiries.