School of Humanities

Personal support

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 important to them.

You will have regular meetings with your personal tutor to look at progress but they will also be available if you need additional support and guidance. 

Peer mentors

Peer mentors are specially trained students from your course who will help you settle into both academic and student life. This could be 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 contributes to making your 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.  

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.



School of Humanities

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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