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Margharita Leonard

Margharita is the Student Welfare Officer at Kings London

Margharita has worked at Kings College London since April 2011, starting as EFL tutor and as Student Welfare Officer since February 2012. Prior to that she taught adults Modern Greek and Modern Standard Arabic, for many years at quite a high level in adult education colleges. She has worked in Health Promotion in deprived areas of the South East, through outreach work such as promoting a healthy heart and healthy lifestyles.  As a result of her work in Health Promotion she is now in her final year of a Master’s Degree in “Health Promotion” at King’s College London.

"My role as Student Welfare Officer means that I help make students welcome, help them adjust to being in a foreign country, and to the loneliness of being away from friends and family. Where needed, I counsel students through this difficult adjustment period. I guide students through registration with the NHS, safety and wellbeing through inviting outside agencies like Community Police where I later reinforce the key messages in PSHE (Personal Social, Health and Economic Skills) classes. I also assist with health issues, their academic studies and other practical problems.

I encourage good communication between host families, parents and guardians, and work closely with the Accommodation Department. I am here to support the students in fulfilling their potential and achieving their goals. This is a demanding but, a very rewarding role."

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