Posted by on September 24, 2015 at 9:07 am

Last year, during term time at 3pm each Thursday I’d open my office door, turn on the radio, pop the kettle on and then dish out the biscuits to any staff and students who chose to pop by. The good news is, that I am continuing to do this this year! and the even better news

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Posted by on September 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

This year, in addition to Tea @ 3 each week, I am going to providing a Tuesday morning time for students and staff from the School of Applied Sciences to come along for a tea and some toast! Come along between 09:30-10:30 each time for a cuppa and a bite to eat- start your day

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Posted by on September 14, 2015 at 9:50 am

What to expect:  A week of things to do! Induction week is a week! You are likely to have multiple talks and presentations to attend over a few days, there’s a lot more going on than just enrolling in Student Central. If you miss some of the inductions, you will delay your entry into labs

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Posted by on September 11, 2015 at 10:13 am

You may find that during induction week, lot of different people will come and talk to you and they’ll say ‘I am so and so and I am your gobble-dee-goo’ and it may mean something at the time, and then later you think, hang on,… who do I need to speak to? what was their

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Posted in Academic Skills Attendance Resource Centre Supporting Students Timetables


Posted by on September 7, 2015 at 9:03 am

Universities can be strange places, we work in an environment with lots of unique names for things and often develop acronyms. These often seem like everyday language to the staff who work here year on year, and we often forget it can sound like strange new language to our students. To help with this adjustment,

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Posted by on September 2, 2015 at 9:48 am

Starting University can be very confusing, you’re talked at about things and places and  it can often feel like you’re expected to remember where you are meant to go for what immediately! We’ve created this blog post to help so that if you get a little stuck or lost in your first few weeks, then

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Posted by on August 20, 2015 at 9:21 am

It makes you more employable! Through volunteering you’ll be gaining key skills that employers look for in graduates including: Leadership Team work: With other volunteers, and those you volunteer for Communication: Written and verbal, with different peer groups Initiative Motivation Coping Strategies Time management Adaptability Organisation: Of the project, yourself and your university work  What

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Posted by on August 10, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Why register with the disability services team? By declaring that you have a disability, medical condition, mental health or specific learning difficulty, you are helping the University to understand that you may need additional requirements in order to be able to fully access and engage with your degree. Personal Learning Support Plan (PLSP) what does

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Posted by on July 13, 2015 at 3:09 pm

The Student Support Office would like to wish all students graduating this week (but especially our own from Applied Sciences!) all the best for the future! We really hope the weather stays good for each of your graduations, and that you, your families and friends, and everyone else involved has a wonderful day! Keep an

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Posted by on May 15, 2015 at 2:44 pm

For some of you the above title may inspire images of the 1985 film about 5 High School Students in a Saturday detention*, for others you may be thinking of mountains of toasts, crumpets and mugs of steaming tea and coffee.. This Breakfast Club is slightly different, but in no way less exciting! Myself and

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