Supporting our Students
The Faculty takes the welfare of its students very seriously and prides itself on its friendly staff who are there to support you.
We understand that you may encounter problems (personal, academic or both) at some point during your time at university but are confident, should this happen, we have the support available to help you through.
All we ask is for you to speak to someone as soon as a problem arises so it does not escalate to a point where it affects your studies or university experience.
Our comprehensive support packages are listed below:
Support is available within your department from your Personal Tutor, Course Leader or Course Lecturers.
Every student is allocated a Personal Tutor and will have timetabled sessions with this tutor in which they can discuss academic or social issues. Personal Tutors will advise or refer you to other support available depending upon issues raised. Your lecturers can be contacted via email 24/7 or during dedicated meeting sessions and will solve any issue as fast as possible. Course Leaders are always on hand to guide you through your studies.
In addition to the support available within your own department the Faculty has a Student Liaison Officer who can give advice and support to students who would prefer to speak to someone other than an academic member of staff connected to their course of study.
You can contact your Student Liaison Officer if you:
- have a problem and don't know who to speak to
- are thinking of leaving university or changing your course
- have missed lectures or deadlines and don't know what to do about it
- want advice/help about referred/deferred work
- are feeling homesick
In fact, no matter what the problem, your Student Liaison Officer will give help/advice/support if you need it.
To contact your Student Liaison Officer:
Telephone 0191 5152803; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call into Reception, Room 118, David Goldman Informatics Centre. Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9.00am -5.00pm
The University have dedicated support from experienced staff no matter whether your problem is personal or academic. Dedicated support is available in all of the following areas:
- Financial Counselling,
- Health and Well-being,
- Disability Support,
- Study Support,
- Careers and Employability,
- Students' Union Support
- International Student Support
Students' Union Contact Officers
One to one confidential, professional and friendly support is available from the Students' Union Contact Officer - Adam Gawne
If you would feel more comfortable talking through your problems (personal, academic or both) with someone who is independent of the University you can contact Adam. Email: email@example.com or Telephone 0191 515 3582.
More details can be found on their website
Connect is a Students' Union social society that meets on a regular basis. It is open to all students and is a great way to meet new people and make friends.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0191 515 3582.
For more information and future events visit the website