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The role of Student Wellbeing Officer was established by the School of Law in 2012 and is unique and the first of its kind in UCC. On a practical level, it involves ensuring that all students (such as undergraduate, postgraduate, part-time, mature, international) studying law have an extra layer of pastoral support during their academic studies. This involves not only signposting students who encounter challenges and difficulties to relevant University Supports, but also one-to-one coaching or mentoring sessions with students so that they eventually come to a place where they are ready to take the next step in terms of seeking further support. As well as providing the students with vital support, it also helps students to navigate other structures and supports available in the University and generally.All contact with the Student Wellbeing Officer is treated with the utmost confidentiality. It is a caring and non-judgmental space where the overall wellbeing of the student is paramount.Aisling created and developed this role since its inception. She has undertaken specialised training in areas such as addiction, mentoring, mediation, nutrition, coaching and psychology in order to equip her with the necessary skills, and has, through this role and roles such as Personal Tutor and Disability Liaison Representative (since 2008), much relevant experience.