University Centre Quayside

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1. Professional Development and Career Support

Each student is assigned a dedicated Professional Development Assessor (PDA) to support students throughout their programme of study. The PDA provides professional, pastoral and career development advice and guidance. UCQ work closely with the student's employer to develop skills and pave a career pathway within their organisation. Our PDAs are committed to supporting students and would be happy to discuss how the programme can assist students within their management career. With honest, open discussions with their employer and armed with new skills, knowledge and behaviours, UCQ are confident students will develop greater self-awareness, self-confidence and have the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.

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2. Counselling

UCQ offer a confidential non-judgmental space where students can talk about any emotional or psychological problems which may be affecting their ability to work or study. Students can expect the counsellor to respect them and not impose opinions on them. The aim of counselling is to help students find their own answers and to become more in charge of their life

Email Michelle Elliott for more information about Counselling

3. Mental Health First Aider

One in four will experience mental ill health at some point in their lives. It is therefore important that everyone take steps to promote positive mental health and support those experiencing mental health issues. UCQ has a dedicated Mental Health First Aider available to support students and sign-post them to further resources.

Email Michelle Elliott for more information about Mental Health First Aid

Last reviewed: 13 November 2023