University Awarded Funding for Safeguarding

Bondholder the University of Derby has been awarded £25,000 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to support student safeguarding on campus.

As part of the project the University will be working closely with local charities and statutory organisations to provide training for its staff in order to support students further and ensure best practice on campus.

The projects have been developed with students, who will have pivotal roles in their delivery. They cover a wide range of activities, including training and awareness raising and digital innovation.

Joanne Jones, Student Wellbeing Manager at the University, said: “Student safety has always been paramount to us. This funding will enable us to influence culture, create more open conversations and empower students and staff to respond to issues concerning student safeguarding, so we can establish an even safer and more supportive community at Derby.”