All full-time students have a personal tutor, who helps them settle in to their studies and get through any difficulties they might encounter during their course. Part-time students registered for more than three modules on a course that lasts more than one year will also have a personal tutor.
Our four main libraries, together with our e-library, offer a plethora of resources relevant to your course. And if you’re unsure where to look or what resources are available for your course or a particular assignment, our Academic Liaison Librarians can point you in the right direction and source any additional books, journals or multimedia materials you might need.
Online learning resources
As well as the usual classroom-based teaching, most of our courses and modules also make use of our online virtual learning environment, Blackboard, which provides a communication platform for tutors and students, a repository for key course/module material, and a space for collaboration through discussion boards, blogs and wikis.
Learning and study skills
If you need to develop your academic writing or study skills, there are a number of services and online resources to help you.
Beginning a University course is a daunting experience for most new students, but we appreciate that for international students, who may also be new to the UK, it can seem particularly overwhelming.
In addition to a welcome programme for new students and dedicated support for continuing students, international students can also take advantage of our English for Academic Purposes modules, which aim to improve non-native speakers’ academic English skills – vital for writing essays, giving presentations, etc.
For more information about the services and support available to international students, visit our international students pages.