5 teams you need to know at Hope ParkFriday 2 October 2015
The Hope Park Campus is where all of our central services are located, so no matter which campus you live on, there will be quite a few people here that you will need to know, and who can help you throughout your studies.
The Gateway Desk
The Gateway team (pictured) is led by Dr Penny Haughan, Dean of Students. They are the first people you will see when you enter the Gateway building (the big orange building with the huge fountain outside). This is a one stop shop where the team can advise you on anything – from who to speak to about finances, accommodation, how to get a new student card, or where to go if you just need someone to talk to. Ruairi Cousins (bottom row, right) is also Senior Resident Tutor at Hope Park, so you can ask him any questions about residential life. (Pictured: back row - Lynsey Wilson, Anne Aitken, Liz Mitchum. Front row: Daniel Black and Ruairi Cousins)
Gateway desk: 0151 291 3813 or email@example.com
The very helpful Hope Park campus security team is based in the lodge next to the New Gate sculpture. Rob Jenkinson (pictured) and Anthony Sharkey are the weekend duty campus managers. Rob and the team are your first port of call for questions, emergencies, to report a facilities issue or to ask for directions.
Rob's top tip: “Someone from our team is here 24 hours a day, so no matter what time of day or night it is, you can always pop into the lodge to ask a question.”
Hope Park Lodge: 0151 291 3520
The Chaplaincy team provides pastoral care to the whole university, organises social events and worship, and holds morning prayer at 8.40am each day in the Chaplaincy. They are also great at table tennis! The Chaplaincy is a place where you are always welcome, whether you are of a particular faith or none. Make yourself at home, meet with your friends or sit and relax, read or listen to some music. There is room to work as well. Make yourself a Fair-Trade cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy the space.
Marie-Therese Lacey is the Catholic Chaplain at Liverpool Hope. Her top tip: "Trust your own inner wisdom and your experience of life. Go gently. The door of the Chaplaincy is always open for our students. We are here as a listening ear when you need us." firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151 291 3545
The Students’ Union
Kira Cox is your Students’ Union president and she serves alongside Ayo Akinrele (Vice-President Welfare & Community, Liverpool Hope University) and Pranay Shakya (Vice-President Education). Their shiny new office and break area is in the Lecture Theatre building at Hope Park, and you are very welcome to drop in for a chat.
Kira’s tip: “The SU works in the same way as a workplace union. We represent students and can bring any issues you may have to the attention of the university, the NUS and even the government. We’re also the hub for sports teams and societies. If you think the university needs to address something or look again at a certain policy, let us know!”
Student Support and Wellbeing
Our dedicated Student Health and Wellbeing team offers confidential 1-2-1 support and advice (at Hope Park, via telephone or Skype, and drop-in sessions) counselling and referrals. They also offer advice when it comes to welfare benefits, disability and dyslexia, and arrangements for assessments and exams.
You can find the Student Health and Wellbeing team on the 1st Floor of the Gateway Building (access via the door behind the Gateway Desk) and you can come along to drop in sessions during term time, Monday to Friday from 12pm to 2pm.
The team also organises Mental Health awareness activities, and wellbeing and anxiety management workshops during exam season, which are open to all students. Jonny Parker, Student Well-being Officer (pictured) has this top tip:
"If things don't fit into place straight away, don’t worry. Give yourself time to adjust. If you need someone to talk to, your Senior Resident Tutor is a good place to start, and you can also come along to our drop in sessions Monday to Friday between 12–2pm to speak to someone.”
Look out for a range of events organised by the team on campus from Monday 5th-Friday 9th October during Mental Health and Wellbeing Week.
0151 291 3427 or email@example.com