Medical School Student Support Team

The Team

Please email for all general enquiries.

In September 2020, we said goodbye to Dr Stocker as Student Support Lead and welcomed Dr Emma Spikings as the new Support Lead going forwards. 

Dr Emma Spikings      Student Support Domain Lead

Dr Emma Spikings

Jess WillmoreStudent Support Manager & Pastoral Support 

Jess Willmore

Alison Giggins:  Student Support Assistant

Nikki Dean:  Student Support Assistant

Ali Westbrook: Student Support Assistant

Mark Smyth:  Student Support - Support Assistant

The team will ensure that you have all the help, support and guidance, whether personal or academic, during your studies on the MB ChB programme.

The following are examples of where the Student Support Team can provide support to you:

  1. Study skills
  2. Pastoral support
  3. Significant difficulties with communication
  4. Significant physical or mental health concerns
  5. Supporting students going through formal University procedures

It is not compulsory for any of you who are referred to the Support Team to take up the support offered however, the team has a commitment to all of you and we encourage you to maximise the benefit of the advice we provide.  

Milton Keynes Hospital Occupational Health Service (OHS)

OHS is a multi-professional field that deals primarily with the two-way interaction between work and health. The OHS has the broad remit of ensuring that work (study) does not have an adverse impact on health and vice versa. Some of the means by which this remit is fulfilled include providing impartial advice on medical fitness for work (study); on fitness to return to work (study) following ill health or injury; and on adjustments that may be considered to support individuals with disabilities. The service is also responsible for administering recommended vaccinations to medical students which helps to protect them, and also their patients, from various communicable diseases.

Last modified: Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 2:56 PM