Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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 Theology 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.

The scheme has been a great success - encouraging students from all years to get to know one another - and is very relaxed, with discussions held over coffee, email or even via Facebook.  It definitely beats having to learn it all the hard way!


Isabella Coles
Peer Mentor Co-ordinator


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 Theology and Religious Studies

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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