Knowing where to go and who to ask can make settling into university life so much easier. This section is intended to give tips and guidance on navigating through your first year of university life. Use the 'About Us' in the blue toolbar above to find information such as campus maps, travel and parking information.
Watch this video for advice and tips on studying at university:
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The student centre is a one stop shop which houses careers, the disability service, student finance, accommodation, immigration and welfare, chaplaincy and counselling services. The Students Union can also help with many matters.
The Student Portal
The Student Portal contains information concerning all the key areas in the university. It also contains links to useful services and information such as your student handbook, timetable, student webmail and Moodle.
Watch this video for advice from a student about approaching the early stages of your University career, this is particularly useful people who may have had a break from studying:
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As part of your university (and programme induction) you will meet the team who will be teaching you over the next year. You may be allocated a personal tutor. If you have any concerns about your work or the course, it might be useful to address any questions to them. If the issue concerns an assignment which you don’t fully understand, speak to the lecturer who has set the assignment, they will be able to explain what's required in more detailed.
The Library and IT Support Services
You should receive a library induction and tour as part of your programme induction. This induction details how to access library and IT Support services and meet your subject librarian. If you have missed your induction or tour there is a video on the library webpages which contains all of the key information that you need.
Watch the video below for advice from a student about using the library resources:
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Student Liaison Officers
The Student Liaison Officers for the university are Debra Elliott and Kay Loxham, they run sessions on study skills and are also available for individual appointments with any issues relating to study skills.
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Bolton Award is an extra-curricular programme designed to boost your employability skills. Find out more via the
Bolton Award webpages.
Owl's Top Hoot
Use the Assess Yourself section to identify where you need to improve your skills.