The Student Welfare and Wellbeing Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna was formed in August 2020. The committee considers that student welfare encompasses the personal, social and learning needs of students and wellbeing as a state of being healthy and happy, and encompasses physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing.
The Committee shall coordinate with the existing student support systems (mentoring programme, alumni, student counsellors, student support group at Faculty of Medicine, PPDS advisory committee, the committee on disability access and inclusion, and We-Be centre) to medelop student welfare, enhance student wellbeing and convey suggestions and concerns to the Dean, meeting the criteria established in these Terms of Reference.
The Committee is responsible for the oversight of overall student welfare. The wellbeing of individual students will be looked after by the mentors, financial support for needy students by the Alumni of the Faculty and psychological support will be extended by the student counsellors, student support group at Faculty of Medicine and We-Be centre.
Thirteen members, nominated by the Faculty Board, shall include nine academic staff for three-year terms, and five student representatives. Student names will be submitted by the Student Union to the Faculty Board. The dean shall be the ex-officio member of the Committee. The committee shall elect its own Chair. A Management Assistant will be appointed to carry out the secretarial work.