Department of History of Art

Support for our students

We are a friendly community with approachable staff who will support you both personally and academically.

Personal tutors

Personal tutors act as a gateway to the University. They will support you on your:

  • general academic performance (rather than specific topics)
  • personal professional development, for example volunteering and study abroad opportunities
  • general emotional and welfare issues.

Your personal tutor may be able to help you directly or they may refer you to the appropriate support services within the University.

Personal tutors are experienced full-time members of staff and the welfare of their students is very importnat to them.

You will have regular meetings with your personal tutor to look at your progress but their door is always open if you need additional support and guidance. 

Personal tutor and student meeting
You will have regular meetings with your personal tutor to look at your progress.

Peer mentors

Peer mentors are specially trained students who will help you settle into your course and student life.

You will be paired with a second or third year History of Art student. Your mentor will support you with anything from how to make the most of tutorials to recommending local takeaways!

The peer mentoring scheme also helps students across all year groups get to know each other and contribute to making our department a supportive and friendly place to study.

There are some issues that fall between what friends can help with and what you are willing to ask a lecturer you have never met before, and the peer mentoring scheme fills that gap perfectly. Thanks to my mentor, by my third day at Nottingham I knew everything there was to know about the library, the online portal and how to make the most of my seminars. My mentor is incredibly helpful and has made the difference between my first weeks at Nottingham being potentially unproductive and achieving a good balance of social and academic life.    

Costanza Bergo, BA Art History




Support across the University

The University has high quality, dedicated student support services. They cover issues such as:

  • physical disabilities
  • learning needs such as dyslexia
  • finances
  • health
  • documentation.

Find out more about student services

Find out more about student services.



Department of History of Art

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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