Academic support

The following academic support services are available to School of Engineering students:

  • your Personal Tutor (PT): a member of academic staff who will meet with you regularly to help you review your learning, academic progress and performance; become a confident, active learner; discuss your future development and career preparation; and deal with any concerns or problems that may affect your studies or refer you to other sources of support as appropriate;
  • ENGpals: a student-to-student support scheme which helps first year engineering students to make the transition to University-level learning through regular sessions run by more senior engineering students, known as Student Leaders;
  • Student Support Officers: staff members who are there to help you with general student support enquiries, including routine advice and guidance on the School’s policies and procedures which govern your progression through your degree programme; and
  • 1-2-1 academic feedback: regularly provided throughout your degree programme.

Will support be provided online or in-person?

We will hold in-person meetings between staff and students when possible and appropriate.  In-person meetings will follow current government guidance, to ensure the safety of all attendees.  Where an in-person meeting cannot take place, a digital alternative will be arranged.

Where will on-campus meetings take place?

All on-campus meetings will be held in rooms where government guidance and physical distancing can be followed.  Safety measures will be in place, including the availability of sanitiser and cleaning products, and the operation of room cleaning regimes and one-way systems.

You can find details of the measures which the School has taken to safeguard your health and safety in the Health and Wellbeing section of this page.