Disabilities and SpLD Adviser
Michelle has been with the University since 2012 and comes from the School of Modern Languages where she has gained experience of disability related matters through her work as the school’s disabilities coordinator. Working closely with the disabilities team Michelle would assist in ensuring that support plans were followed, and reasonable adjustments were put in place to help support a positive student experience. She has come to student services as a trainee disabilities adviser to further this work.
In her time in student services she will work within the disabilities team to help promote social mobility and enhance individual’s life chances through ensuring equal opportunities and removal of barriers, wherever possible, for students with disabilities. This will be achieved by utilising a student-centred approach thus empowering students by working together to assess their individual needs, agreeing and implementing tailored support packages. Liaising with staff in the wider University community to ensure students’ academic and personal achievements are not impeded due to a disability.
Michelle is a recent graduate of the University of St Andrews and has also undertaken the Scottish Mental Health First Aid course.