Sania Mir

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Student Adviser Sania Mir

What I do

Hi, I’m Sania. I am the Student Adviser for Education, Practice and Society; and Curriculum, Culture and Media (IOE) 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. 

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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.  

Term 1: September 25th - December 15th 2023
Department Event - UCL Student essentials - 9th November at 15:00

Online workshop to discuss wellbeing, workload management and some key policies.

Department Event - UCL Student essentials - 15th November at 15:00

Online workshop to discuss wellbeing, workload management and some key policies.

Term 2: January 8th - March 22nd 2024
Beat the January Blues - Overcoming Imposter Syndrome - 31st January AT 14:00

Sign up here – registration is required for this event and attendance automatically enters you into a raffle for a prize! 

Have you ever battled feelings of perfectionism, struggled with language barriers, or struggled to manage your time well? Join the IOE Peer Mentors for a panel discussion and Q&A, where they share their experiences of overcoming barriers and feelings of imposter syndrome during their time as a student. IOE Student Advisers will also be on hand to talk a bit about what Imposter Syndrome is, how it can impact your mental health and wellbeing and support available at UCL. There will also be the opportunity to connect with other students through discussion and games, refreshments will be provided and there will be some prizes up for grabs! 

EXAM SEASON TOOLKIT - Approaching Written Assignments - 20th and 21st March

This webinar will be run jointly by the IOE Academic Writing Centre (AWC) and Student Support and Wellbeing (SSW) to support students in approaching written assignments. It will discuss challenges, addressing assignment instructions and criteria, as well as planning and structuring assignments. The final part of the session will outline key wellbeing and time management tips, support available to students during the assessment period and information about SoRAs. 

Before attending, please access your assignment instructions and marking criteria, as well as any example assignments (from your course Moodle). During the session, it may be useful to refer to these and make notes. The webinar will be run twice, and you can register through the links below: 

Approaching Written Assignments – Wednesday 20th March – 18:00-19:15 
Approaching Written Assignments – Thursday 21st March – 12:00-13:15 

A Zoom link will be sent out to you via email before the session.  

Term 3: April 22nd - June 7th 2024

More information coming soon.

Who am I?

About Sania

What was your experience of further or higher education like?  

I was a first-generation FE and HE student in my family, as well as being the eldest sibling and cousin. I had no-one to turn to for advice apart from teachers and friends. Teachers told me to choose something I enjoy and something that would give me the skills I need for my profession. My teachers were above and beyond supportive, but we had no 'Support Services' that were dedicated to IAG, so a lot was left to us alone. HE (Undergraduate) was hard for personal reasons, but I loved my subject. I loved my campus and staff were amazing. But my Postgrad was FAB! I learnt so much, and because I lived in student accommodation this time I learnt so much about the world too.  

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

My teachers made a huge impact on me. They supported me and opened my eyes to a world I didn't know could exist for me. They gave me the courage and knowledge to spread my wings and trust in myself. Not only that, but they also helped explain things to my parents - to put their fears at ease and to understand the world of Education better, which in turn meant better support for me.  

My friends were so important and a vital support network for me - their experiences helped me shape my own ideas and views.  

My determination, resilience, patience and drive also made a big impact on all areas of my life, during and after studying.  

What working achievements or initiatives are you most proud of?  

First and foremost, I am proud to be a successful, professional, Muslim woman who comes from a difficult journey. I am proud of myself for achieving my Postgraduate Diploma whilst working 3 part-time jobs whilst supporting myself and my family. I am proud to have made it to a Student Adviser in HE, and even better is that it's UCL - it feels like all my hard work paid off. 

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

I would tell myself that it's okay to take risks and to not know 'what I want to be when I grow up'. I would tell myself to enjoy as many experiences that give me worthwhile skills, and to follow my gut.   

What would it surprise people to know about you?  

It will surprise people to know that I enjoy a range of outdoor activities, such as Camping and Hiking. I hope to be able to do a Skydive in Dubai next year. This is a surprise because usually around the office I am known as 'Sparkle Princess' - because I quite enjoy my Disney movies, and you can usually find me wearing something sparkly/colourful, heels and dresses.