We want you to have a fulfilling, rewarding experience and to feel fully supported whilst studying with us. Browse the sections below to find out the variety of ways our team is able to support our students.
Disability Support and Inclusion
Our team provides a confidential, professional and accessible service to ensure your needs are met during your time with us.Find out more
We offer confidential counselling with trained professionals and can provide advice on how to get the best support for you.Find out more
Our Welfare Service can provide advice, guidance and support to you during your time studying with us on a variety of practical, personal and/or social issues or concerns. This could include:
- Suggesting lifestyle changes to improve wellbeing
- Recommending self-help strategies
- Liaising with your personal tutor if required to discuss reasonable adjustments to your study.
- Recommending the most appropriate ongoing support for you
Our objective is to ensure that you are supported in managing problems which you may face inside or outside university so you can work to the best of your abilities during your studies.
Our Welfare Officers and Student Support Service deal with concerns in confidence however, there may be exceptions where they have to break confidentiality such as, when someone is at risk of harming themselves or others. No verbal or written information would otherwise be exchanged outside our Student Support Service without your knowledge or consent.
Contact our welfare team
Please email your local team regarding your welfare needs. If you’re studying online please click here to email our team.
Our team can help you to develop the study skills you need to succeed during your studies and prepare for life after university. This support includes confidential one-to-one assistance, as well as study skills webinars and small group sessions.
Areas covered include:
- Effective reading and note taking skills
- Essay and dissertation writing
- Revision and exam technique
- Time management
- Critical thinking
- Learning styles
- Grammar, punctuation and spelling
- Presentation skills
We also have study skills support available online, that can be accessed through our virtual learning environment Elite. This includes a range of resources created by our team as well as interactive study skills modules from a subscription service, Macmillan SkillsforStudy.
- Recordings of our study skills workshops and webinars
- Student top tips videos
- English language and maths refresher material
- Dyslexia support material
- Self-study guides and useful resource lists.
All materials are designed to be accessible and easy to use for any learning style. You will have access to them from the moment you accept your place and receive your login details for ELITE. To find what's available on ELITE, go to the 'My Study Skills' tab. You will also find the contact details for our Study Skills team on ELITE.