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Student Support & Engagement Team

As a new student you’ll know just how much of a big deal coming to university is, especially if this is the first time you've moved away from home. It's such an exciting time in your life, and our Student Support & Engagement Team are here to help you make the most of your time here.

The team understand the pressures that moving to a new place and meeting new people can bring - as well as how tricky it can be learning how to balance your social life and workload, not to mention managing your own finances and study - they also know that it’s not unusual for new students to have trouble coping with it all.

The team know all about the wide variety of support available and can advise you on the best way forward to resolve the difficulties that you’re having.

So, whether you just want a quick chat about something that’s been getting you down, or you’re struggling with a bigger issue, contact the team and they'll do their best to help you out. And don’t worry, it’s all completely confidential.

You can find the details for each Student Support & Engagement Coordinator below.

Your faculty contacts

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences - Sam Honnoraty

Sam started as a Student Engagement Coordinator in 2014, and has also worked with the Faculty of Media and Communication as a Student Representative Champion. Sam is based in Bournemouth House at Lansdowne Campus, or you can contact him via email or via phone on 07718 118974. 

Faculty of Management - Claire Devaney

Claire is the Student Engagement Coordinator for the Faculty of Management; she graduated in Sociology and Social Policy at BU and has four years of experience working in front-line services offering support around a wide range of issues. 

Claire is based in Dorset House on Talbot Campus, or you can contact her by email at, or by phone on 01202 965512 or 07718 118973.

Faculty of Media & Communication - Sarah Lovett

Sarah is the Student Engagement Coordinator for the Faculty of Media and Communication. Previously she worked within the HE sector offering welfare support and guidance, and brings many years of experience working in frontline services - including six years as Cabin Crew for an International Airline.

Sarah is based in Weymouth House on Talbot Campus, you can contact her by email at or via phone on 01202 965523 or 07718 118975.

Faculty of Science & Technology - Selina Boyce

Selina is the Student Engagement Coordinator for the Faculty of Science & Technology. She has many years of experience of providing welfare support and advice in roles within the local authority and voluntary sector and also studied Psychology at the University of Plymouth.

Selina is based in Christchurch House on Talbot Campus, you can contact her by email at or phone on 07718 118976.