Helping Students to Learn

As a Personal Academic Tutor, you should be familiar with any course-based activities and advice designed to develop students’ ability to learn effectively. You may want to refer to these during tutorials. This website also includes some additional Resources to use with Students that could be used during a tutorial.

In addition, be aware of the University’s central resources and services to support student learning.  From the “Your Learning”  main page students can  find a range of information about the services available to support students with assignments, research and library skills, digital skills, academic writing, maths and statistics, language development, giving presentations, and  group work. These include:

screenshot of study skills resourceOther online resources can be found on the  “Build Your Study & Digital Skills web page (opens in a new tab). include advice for new students on getting set up for study, help with remote learning, and links to a wide range of study skills resources, including LinkedIn Learning – a library of high-quality video tutorials on a wide range of software, business and personal development topics. Students’ University account gives them access to all of it for free.

Help  is also available through the Libraries, Media and Computing service.  Students can drop in at their campus Library Help Desks. or contact their Information Adviser to discuss any more complex needs. The library staff can arrange one-to-ones, sessions for groups, or work with students’ course tutors to include sessions in their course.

Assessments and academic work

For any students having problems with academic assessments, be aware of university procedures for Mitigating Circumstances appeals.

(Please note that the Mitigating Circumstances process will be transferred to a single office for the start of academic year 2021/22 and will become known as ‘Additional Consideration’. For further details of approved process changes please see Academic Board paper. A series of briefings will take place in the new academic year.)

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