The general ambience in the school is one of informality. We hope that this allows an undergraduate student to study in an enjoyable yet supportive and productive atmosphere.
All new students are assigned a member of staff as a personal tutor. In the qualifying year, your personal tutor also acts as an academic tutor to facilitate small group discussions, set and mark individual work and advise on any academic or pastoral problems.
You will meet with your personal tutor throughout the three years of study to discuss academic and personal development, including feedback from examinations and other assessments and choice of optional modules. One outcome of these meetings is a Personal and Academic Record (PAR) which can contribute to the development of a CV and planning for a career.
Student representatives from each academic year take part in regular meetings where they are free to discuss modules, courses and all aspects of school life.
The quality of modules and teaching is continually monitored through student feedback questionnaires. These activities ensure that undergraduate interests are fully represented.
The University also provides a wide range of academic support, offering a personal and practical approach to academic study and opportunities for students to develop their learning strategies. The University also provides specialist academic support for students with dyslexia, dyspraxia and other Specific Learning Difficulties.