We had a chat with William Ng, Student Support Officer at the School of Mathematical Sciences. He discussed his role focussed on supporting students throughout their university experience, but he also talked about his hobbies and interests, from going to the gym to watching nature documentaries.
What does your role entail?
The primary purpose of my role is to provide pastoral care to all students and to ensure every student has a positive student experience throughout their programme of study. This includes proactive support and applying early prevention mechanisms to help students get back on track with their studies and to offer guidance on matters that may be impeding a student’s ability to engage and study. The role also provides a staff member who can fight on their side which is useful in creating a sense of community among the student body.
What’s your favourite hobby?
My main hobby is sports (mostly football). This includes watching and playing. I also enjoy the gym and nature documentaries: I regularly volunteer at a local green gym.
Something the rest of the team doesn’t know about you?
This is quite difficult as I talk a lot and don’t mind sharing most of the time. Before I started working in Higher Education I worked as a Police Officer in the Metropolitan Police Service for 4 years.
Learn more about the rest of the Professional Services team here.