School of Life Sciences

Support during your studies

We work hard on the foundation course to prepare you for university-level study.

However, if you do need a little extra help while you're a student with us, there are lots of people dedicated to supporting you with academic and/or personal issues.

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Personal tutor/tutor groups

At the start of your course, you'll be assigned to a tutor group led by a personal tutor. Your personal tutor is able to give you advice and support throughout your studies. They are the first point of contact if you have any difficulties, either academically or otherwise. You'll meet with your tutor regularly, both in one-to-one sessions and for small group teaching. If your tutor can’t help directly, they will be able to identify a service or individual who might be in a better position to help you. 

Being taught in tutor groups is a great way to get to know other students and build a support network, as well as a valuable opportunity to ask questions, go over coursework, get feedback or help with the course content, or to just discuss interesting scientific topics.

Disability Liaison Officer

Our Disability Liaison Officer works together with the university’s Disability Support Services to help students with a registered disability, long-term medical condition, or specific learning difficulty. This member of staff provides advice and guidance in order to enable students to engage with their academic studies and participate in university life.

Support and Wellbeing Officer

Our Support and Wellbeing Officers are an important source of help and advice for students throughout their time at the University of Nottingham. They can help with anything from finding specific learning support (inside or outside of the university), to guiding you through university policies, concerns about mental health issues or personal difficulties. 

Student representatives

Each course nominates a student representative who coordinates social activities, helps to bring the course community together and acts as the student voice. The student representative liaises with students and course coordinators to ensure student feedback is discussed and actions are taken when necessary.

All students are also invited to engage with Learning Community Forums and Town Hall meetings, which aim to further enhance the student experience.

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But that's not all... 

There's also the University Counselling Service, the Careers and Employability Service, the Students' Union and Student Union Advice Centre, student networks, Financial Support, Chaplaincy and Faith Support, Healthy U, study skills guidance, IT services and more.


Whatever challenge you might face during your studies, there will be someone here to help. 

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School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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