Academic Support

Personal Tutor

We think it’s important for you to have a point of contact during your time at the university, so at the start of the year you will be allocated a Personal Tutor. They will be on hand to offer you support and guidance from when you enrol through to graduation. Your Personal Tutor will provide you with ongoing academic and personal support.

Current student Beth Garrett shares her experience with her Personal Tutor during her studies:

“Emma is an exceptional lecturer and personal academic tutor. I have been her tutee for both years of my studies so far and she has provided me with invaluable support. Emma has illustrated concern with my academic, pastoral and social wellbeing and goes above and beyond to ensure that both myself and other students are supported. Teaching across two courses and completing a PhD, Emma has a demanding timetable however can always find time to meet with students. Emma has run drop-in sessions for students, has provided excellent guidance for assignments and is always willing to answer students’ questions. She has organised enrichment opportunities as part of our course, such as off-site activities, first aid courses and experience in special schools. These experiences will be invaluable as we move into teaching practice.

Personally, Emma has supported me with my wellbeing, pointing me in the direction of those who can offer additional support and checking in with me to see how I am. Emma has helped me to address my anxiety and consistently encourages me to engage in activities, which I otherwise would not feel confident enough to do. Emma encourages me to stay positive and persevere at the times when I have found this most difficult. Without her support, there is a chance that I may not have continued with my studies and I will forever be grateful for her dedication, compassion and encouragement. Emma is a credit to the university and I feel honoured to have her as my personal academic tutor.”

Getting help with your study

Everyone learns differently and if you need support with your studies whether that’s help with referencing, additional study materials, or improving your writing or math skills we are on hand to provide you with the help you require. You can also visit the Student Information Desk (SID), who can help you with any information or advice that you may need throughout your studies.

Student Support and Advice Team

Sometimes things don’t go as planned so if something happens that affects your ability to study, or if you’re struggling on your course you can talk confidentially to our Student Support and Advice Team.  They’ll help you consider your options and signpost you to any additional support you might require.

Student Handbook

For detailed information on how degrees are structured, how the programme is managed, assessments and examinations the Student Handbook tells you everything you need to know. It’s a great handbook to refer to throughout your studies.

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