Every undergraduate is assigned a personal tutor who provides academic and pastoral support, and acts as a gateway to the wider student support and development provision of the University.
You will see your personal tutor at least every fortnight for a tutorial on one of your core modules in the first and second years. Personal tutors are available by email, telephone and in person at other times for individual support with any academic or personal problems.
Your personal tutor will normally be the same member of staff for the second and third years, and will supervise your dissertation, so they really get to know you well. This is particularly valuable when you are applying for jobs or postgraduate study as they will be able to write a meaningful and tailored reference.
Student Experience Coordinator
We are privileged to welcome a wide range of international students to our undergraduate programmes and we have a member of staff who holds the post of Student Experience Coordinator.
The staff member provides a link with University initiatives and services such as the Centre for English Language Education.
The Student Experience Coordinator also acts as personal tutor to U21, Erasmus, and sociology major exchange students who are directly affiliated to the school for their period of registration with the University, and also prepares and supports our own school students who go overseas to study for a period of one semester.
Our second and third year students organise a mentoring scheme for new students. This scheme is organised entirely by the students for the benefit of other students.
All first years are contacted by a potential mentor during their first weeks at University. It is up to you whether you decide to take-up the offer of support but previous students have found the opportunity to ask a current student about everything from where to eat on campus to what books to buy incredibly valuable.