Student life

Study support

Our academic services can help you to get the most out of your studies and achieve your goals.

Library and Learning Centre

Our Library and Learning Centre is the academic hub of our campus; we’ve invested £16 million to create a state-of-the-art learning environment.

The Library offers a wide range of print and electronic books, publications and learning materials. Facilities include silent, quiet and group working zones and bookable group study rooms. During semester we are open 24 hours a day.

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Student Personal Learning and Study Hub (SPLASH)

SPLASH is a student-centred area designed to enhance your study. Helping in your academic and personal development, Student Learning Advisers can assist you in improving your writing, presenting, revision, time management or any other academic skills. Similarly, as designated subject experts for each Faculty, Information Skills Librarians will be ready to connect you with the right information resources for your academic study and to offer advice on how to use and reference the various resources effectively.

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Additional Learning Support (ALS)

If you have a disability or a specific learning difficulty, ALS can offer you a wide variety of support and adjustments. If you give permission, ALS staff will liaise with University departments and services to provide your support based on your recent medical or psychologist report. If you think you might be dyslexic, you can ask for a screening test.

ALS can give advice about funding for any study related support you need from the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).

Faculty-based student services

Programme management

  • Faculty welcome and induction programmes
  • Allocation of students to tutor and lab groups
  • Production of class registers
  • Monitoring of progression, suspension transfers and withdrawals
  • Advice to students on module changes made by students in two week periods at the start of each semester
  • Support Boards of Studies and student-staff consultative committees
  • Non-standard programmes
  • Student exchanges
  • Personal tutor allocation and recording of personal tutor meetings
  • UKVI monitoring-working closely with Visa Compliance Officer
  • Liaison with Students’ Union (SU) on student reps and uploading to SU systems

Assessment and awards

  • Advice to students on extenuating circumstances (ECs) process
  • Providing information for appeals and fitness to practise cases
  • Coursework submission of dissertation, lab work and other non-online submissions
  • Post-examination board queries on resits
  • Assistance with room bookings for LSA examinations