There are lots of different options available to students who are feeling like they need some support whilst studying at University. Even if you don’t feel like you need the support listed below now, it’s worth having a look in case you (or your friends) need it in the future.
The iPoint team are a good first port of call. Located in Student Central, they can answer your questions, provide information and direct you to specialist support services.
School Based Support
Student Guidance Office:
Our Student Support and Guidance Officer is Katie Jeffrey (me), in West Building W2/16.
I am here to offer you advice and practical support on a wide range of matters that might be having an impact on your studies, general wellbeing or time at Huddersfield. Further information about the Guidance Office can be found here.
Student Support Office (Main School Office):
You can find the Student Support Office in Science Building X1-01. The team is on hand to help you with queries relating to, amongst other things, your modules, timetabling, attendance monitoring and academic record
Academic & Study Support
Your Personal Tutor:
Academic staff are available to talk through any problems you’re experiencing on your course. You also have a personal tutor who you can talk to. Details of who your personal tutor can be found on the Student Portal. If you’re not sure, ask in your Student Support Office in X1-01
Academic Skills Tutor:
If you need help developing skills to help you with your work – referencing, different writing styles, effective study skills, Academic Skills Tutors are there to help. You can find Rukhsana and Caroline in W2-44
The Wellbeing Team help and support students who are facing a range of issues. Further information about the service they can provide is available here: http://www.hud.ac.uk/wellbeing-disability-services/index.php/ They run a range of support groups that might be useful to you to attend. Wellbeing have a drop in every week day at 11am in Student Central.
The Disability Services team work with students who have a disability, medical condition, mental health or specific learning difficulty to support them throughout their studies. Further information about the Disability Services team is available on this blog post
Staff in the Back on Track team, help students who are feeling a little lost or ‘off track’ with their studies to find their way again. They are a mixture between pastoral and academic support. They have a drop in Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 2.00pm and Wednesday and Friday at 10.00am.
Students’ Union Advice Centre
The friendly team in the Students’ Union Advice Centre is always available to help you. The Advice Centre provides a confidential service to guide you through any issues you may have. The SU is your union, the Advice Centre is completely free for students, and is entirely independent from the University – which means we have only one objective: to help you.
If you need information and guidance on possible sources of funding, budgeting, debt advice or billing and payments you can contact Student Finance Office.