Interview with Kathryn Kendon Academic Registrar and Director, Student and Academic Services – University of Northampton
Written by Robert Mullane on May 21, 2020
NLive station manager Martin Steers continued his series of interviews with senior members of the University of Northampton yesterday, speaking to Kathryn Kendon Academic Registrar and Director, Student and Academic Services about admissions, funding, grades and supporting UON students during Covid-19.
Kathryn Kendon told NLive the team have been giving support in a lot of different ways, “Our counselling and mental health teams have been offering virtual drop-ins for students and have been running their regular appointments with students online… Our assist team that supports students with additional needs and disability has been working really hard with students that have been accessing their learning and teaching remotely, they’ve been attending those virtual sessions with students and have been continuing to offer the mentoring and other support to students at a distance”.
The team have also implemented a hardship fund, “We’ve implemented a Covid-19 financial hardship fund, this is an additional fund we’ve made available to students who because of Covid-19 have hit financial difficulty. The team has processed over 200 applications to that fund so far, and given students around £70,000”.