Sheila is one of the most important people to any student who joins QMUL School of Law. As the Undergraduate Administrator for Student Support, she is there to listen when you need to talk to someone, offer support and guidance to you throughout your time at QMUL SoL and as she always says, her number one priority is to look after all students. Not only this, but she also organises the Law Welcome Week!
Take a read of what she has to say about her role, Welcome Week and her advice to you as new students coming into the school.
Tell me about yourself
Hello, my name is Sheila Shirley, my job title is UG student support administrator. I have been with the Law Department for 13 years and I really enjoy my job.
How does your job relate to students?
My number one priority is to look after all students. Albeit timetabling problems, or having trouble settling in, everything really except academic problems.
When should students come and speak to you?
Students should come and speak to me whenever they are having non-academic problems. This will include mental health issues, as I am one of the mental health first aiders for the Department.
Tell me about Welcome Week and why it’s so important to our new students
Welcome week is so important for new students, you will get to meet academics, support staff and new friends. You will be given information which will guide you through your time here at QMUL.
What is one piece of advice you would give to new students?
Everyone is in the same position, please do not be afraid to ask for help and advice, but mainly try and enjoy every moment here, just remember we are all here to help you.
What advice would you give to parents?
Some of you will be worrying about your adults coming away from home, or starting somewhere new. Please do not worry, the support staff are here to help and make the transition from 6th form to university as easy as possible. If they come to you with problems, tell them to come and see me.