Tuesday, 30 January 2024

Tenancy Support and Student Wellbeing Online Network - Drugs (online)

With student support, socialisation and wellbeing a pre-requisite in PBSA, now is the time to make sure that student care is at the heart of your offer.

  • One of three online sessions throughout the year
  • An hour each
  • A chance for staff supporting students in residence to discuss the latest issues and find peer support with others
  • Led by Unipol’s Tenancy Support Co-ordinators, each session will have a topical theme
  • Followed by round table discussion and sharing of good practice

Spaces Available

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10.00am - 11.00am


Toria Thomas, Tenancy Support and Wellbeing Coordinator, Unipol Student Homes

Toria is the Tenancy Support and Wellbeing Coordinator in Unipol. Having previously trained as a Religious Education secondary school teacher, so is well used to broaching difficult topics and answering sensitive questions. Since beginning in Unipol in May 2022, she has assisted student tenants with numerous issues, ranging from flat fallouts and messy kitchens, to mental health crises. Toria is passionate about LGBTQ+ rights, animal welfare and averting climate disaster.

Beth Murphy, Tenancy Support and Wellbeing Coordinator, Unipol Student Homes

Beth has worked in a number of roles in the Criminal Justice System and has a wide-range of experience in dealing with challenging behaviours and scenarios, alongside providing support to vulnerable and marginalised individuals. Joining Unipol in April 2023, Beth supports students to ensure their time residing with Unipol is as pleasant as possible, this involves dealing with a huge range of issues, such as tenant fallouts, anti-social behaviour and concerns around drug use; though this list is far from exhaustive! Beth is passionate about promoting health and wellbeing and social change.


Some students take drugs. And they often take them in their accommodation. Allowing this to happen can put accommodation providers in a legally precarious position. But how can we be expected to stop it? What should we do when we discover drug use within our properties? What are universities currently doing to tackle this issues? This session will look at these questions, as well as the influences of Universities UK taskforce around reducing harm and tackling supply.

Cost per delegate

Friends of Unipol Rate - £0

Normal Delegate Rate - £100

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