Students Staff

Learning activity

TitleSupporting bereaved students through grief
CategoryzProfessional practice
OverviewThe purpose of this training is to enable staff to support students who have been bereaved, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The session will last for two and a half hours, which will include a short break, and time at the end to debrief. The debrief session is optional and will offer an opportunity for participants to process anything that has arisen for them at a personal level. The training will take the format of a live Zoom meeting. A maximum of 10 places will be available for each session so as to enable safe and effective discussion in small breakout groups and as part of the wider group. Discussions will be confidential as, given the nature of the topic, people may decide to draw on personal examples. Pre-work No pre-work is required. Participants are, however, requested to arrange a private space from which they can attend the training. Please note this training is delivered via zoom, please update your calendar entry with the below link; 22 Jan 2021: Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 952 3736 2588 19 Feb 2021: Join Zoom meeting Meeting ID: 990 3218 0790 19 March 2021: Join Zoom meeting Meeting ID: 920 6236 6633 23 March 2021: Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 930 5955 3878
Learning outcomes
  • 3rd: To appreciate the impact of providing support on oneself.
  • 1st: To reflect on bereavements that students are facing and how these might be exacerbated in the context of the Covid-19 global pandemic.
  • 2nd: To enable understanding of self in the context of grief, barriers to providing support, and opening difficult conversations.
Book Event 1
PresenterNileema Conlon Vaswani
Date and time10:30 to 13:00 Tuesday 25 May 2021
Available places0
Book Event 2
PresenterNileema Conlon Vaswani
Date and time10:30 to 13:00 Friday 11 June 2021
Available places1
Booking instructions
University of Essex employeeUse the link provided above to book your place via HR Organiser.
Partner institutionPlease discuss with your point of contact at your Partner Institution in the first instance.
Student Union contractors; PhD studentsPlease contact the Organisational Development team.