Charesse Miller

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What I do

Hi, I’m Charesse. I am the Student Adviser for Arts and Sciences (BASc) and the Slade School of Fine Art and I am here for you as a key point of contact during the first year of your undergraduate studies. I am available to discuss any wellbeing, support, and student experience matters.Contact me via askUCL

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Working within the Student Support and Wellbeing team, I will be hosting a range of events and activities during term time to support your Social bonding, Skills for life and Wellbeing at university. Explore the workshops and activities you can join throughout the academic year listed below, then click the event hyperlink to reserve your place. 

Term 1: September 25th - December 15th 2023
Your Guide To Thrive - Fun activitIes / Games Afternoon - 23rd November @ 14:30

A fun afternoon of activities, games, painting, and puzzles - with some light refreshments

Term 2: January 8th - March 22nd 2024
BEAT THE JANUARY BLUES: MONDAY 22ND JANUARY 2024 @ 14:30 (SSEES Common Room, 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW) - DROP IN

We welcome you back to a new year & term with some cosy activities. Come along for activities, games, painting and puzzles (plus some light refreshments).

EXAM SEASON TOOLKIT - Revision Cafe: Take a break whilst getting ready for your upcomings exams and assessments: 13th March at 12:00pm -2:00pm @ The Garden room, Bernard Katz Building

Come take a break from your revision and working on final assessments. There will be refreshments and activities to unwind with. It will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about exams (time-amangement, motivation, revision tips, SoRAs etc) to your Student Adviser.

Term 3: April 22nd - June 7th 2024

More information coming soon.

Who am I?

About Charesse

What was your experience of further or higher education like? 

I attended two different universities for my undergraduate Psychology degree and had two very different experiences- for one, I was living on campus, whilst the other I commuted from home. Whilst I immersed myself more into the social aspect of the first university, I wouldn’t say I balanced that too well with the academic side. I also had some personal things going on which really impacted my time at both universities and meant I didn’t really make the most of my university experience. There were definitely elements of both experiences that I enjoyed though, and I gained a lot of independence and learnt a lot about myself. 

Who or what made the biggest positive impact on you when you were studying? And how did they support you? 

My personal tutor at University of Westminster was really key for me. I didn’t make much use of student support services, and didn’t know much about them to be honest, but whenever I reached out to my tutor, she was so understanding and supportive, especially during some difficult periods. I put a lot of pressure on myself, but she’d always help me put things into perspective and stay focused on what I was trying to achieve. I also did a beginner’s Spanish course at UoW and had really supportive classmates, so there was always a positive atmosphere in the classroom, and it was great to learn a new skill together (I would definitely need to brush up on some of that Spanish now though…). 

What working achievements or initiatives are you most proud of? 

It’s hard to pinpoint something specific but I am really proud of the work I’ve done in my previous roles as a Social Prescriber and Wellbeing Navigator. I really enjoy supporting and building a rapport with my clients, and the latter role especially was the start of a really important professional and personal journey for me. It was the first role where I really got to support people (practically and emotionally) with their mental health and/or social needs and provided me with great experience in 1:1 and group interventions.  

If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be? 

Oooh, this depends on how young we’re talking…There are so many things I would tell myself, but I guess a few things that stand out to me are: 

You deserve the happiness you’ll find  You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and work in progress at the same time   You can’t be everything to everyone, and that’s okay - protect your energy 


What would it surprise people to know about you?

I’m pretty tall, coming in at 6'0.5, but am actually one of the shorter people in my family. A lot of people assume that I’m into/good at some type of sport when they see me, but I can assure you that I am not. I love watching a lot of them though