Study Support

We are committed to helping you achieve the most from your studies, throughout your degree.

Academic Tutor

You'll meet with your Academic Tutor on a one-to-one basis at least once a term, as well as taking part in group tutorials.  Your tutor will have an understanding of your progress through your ongoing assessment. Identifying your strengths and weaknesses, you'll tackle study areas that you may need help with and get advice on the best path to follow based on your skills and preferences.

Support across the Department

In addition to your Academic Tutor, you’ll have a Director of Studies (generic for Part I then subject-specific for Part II) and a range of module tutors. Workshop and practical class staff are also available to support your studies.

The University ensures a minimum amount of contact time with your tutors and provides guidance for contact outside of normal teaching. You'll receive details about office hours and how to make contact during Welcome Week.

Faculty Academic Support

Student Learning Advisor

Liz Hurrell, the Student Learning Advisor for the Faculty of Health and Medicine, offers drop in sessions, one-to-one meetings and workshops for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Topics include:

  • Note-taking strategies
  • Preparation for exams
  • How to read academic papers
  • Help with writing reports, essays and your dissertation

University Academic Support

International Students

A range of academic support is available to you at the University. Please visit the Student Based Services pages for more information.

Disabled Students

If you need support in your studies due to a disability, a range of services are available to you:

  • Liz Hurrell, the Faculty Learning Advisor, provides support to disabled students
  • The Library team provide extra support if you're disabled, dyslexic or have medical conditions which affect your access to resources
  • The Disability Service can provide more detail about the support available