Cohort Lead

Information on the academic Cohort Lead role.

Cohort Leads are leadership roles within the School with responsibility for facilitating student relationships within the academic environment. They are a key part of the Student Support ecosystem and take the lead on the following areas:

• Welcome, induction and transition

• Community building

• Academic support


Each student will have one dedicated Cohort Lead at any one time, though may have different Cohort Leads over the course of their studies.

These leadership roles provide the connection between students and their programme through the provision of group-based welcome and transition activities. The coordination of programme based community building activities is a key part of facilitating a student’s sense of belonging to their programme, School/Deanery and the wider University. This post works closely with professional services colleagues as the lead academic for each individual student within the student support ecosystem.