Learning and academic support
Here’s an overview of the learning and academic support you get when you study with us.
Your personal tutor
As well as access to experts such as professors and researchers, you’ll get a personal tutor who'll guide you and help you achieve your goals.
Your personal tutor gives you academic and personal support to help you settle in and make the most of course. If necessary, they'll help you access relevant academic and personal support services.
You'll meet regularly with your personal tutor in scheduled group and personal sessions. They're also available between sessions if you have any issues or concerns.
IT and computing resources
Not a tech boffin? Don't worry – we've got an IT Help Centre on campus to help you with all your computer quibbles.
You also have access to:
- free Wi-Fi across all University buildings
- laptops on short-term loan
- computer suites with the latest specialised software and equipment
- free Office 365 download
- open access areas, printing facilities and group working areas
If you need support with your work, our support tutors and the Academic Skills Unit (ASK) provide confidential, personalised one-to-one tutorials to help you develop the essential academic skills you need for your course.
You can get help with:
- academic writing
- note taking
- time management
- critical thinking
- presentation skills
- working in groups
- revision, memory and exam techniques
Struggling with a maths-related problem or need a little help with statistics? Regardless of your area of study or prior expertise, the Maths Cafe provides free advice and assistance with mathematical skills in a friendly, informal environment.
Come to our daily drop-in sessions, develop your maths skills at a workshop or use our online resources.
Disability advice and support
If you have a learning difficulty, a chronic illness, mental health needs, or social, physical or sensory impairment, you can get advice and comprehensive support from our Additional Support and Disability Advice Centre (ASDAC).
Our services include:
- confidential advice from disability professionals
- guidance on disability-related support costs, including Disabled Students' Allowance
- discussion on reasonable adjustments
- training and support with study skills
- assistive technology training
- screening for specific learning difficulties
- access to specialist services
Our Graduate School gives you the support you need to get the most out of your postgraduate research studies.
You'll get a supervisory team and a comprehensive induction so you can make best use of the academic tools and facilities on offer.
As well as the support of your fellow postgrad research students and supervisors, you'll also be able to use the Graduate School Development Programme. It includes workshops and special interest groups that help you develop your research skills.