Emily McIntosh is Director of Student Life at the University of Bolton where she is have responsible for welcome and induction, personal tutoring, student learning development and peer learning as well as contributing to a variety of cross-institutional strategic initiatives. Herresearch interests extend to student peer learning, transitions, personal tutoring and student resilience. She is an Executive Committee member of UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT) and a member of the UKAT Research Committee. She is also the network coordinator for the European First Year Experience Network (EFYE). She previously held positions at the University of Manchester, the University of Liverpool and Keele University working in a variety of roles in teaching & learning, student support and the broader student experience.