WHAT IF THERE IS
A PROBLEM . . .?
In order to
support you as a student on this course and to make your time at
university as beneficial as possible, a range of facilities have
been provided. An Induction Course is scheduled during Semester 1
and you are expected to attend.
Firstly, if you
are having problems with a particular subject area or module, you
are encouraged to discuss it with the lecturer responsible for the
module at an early stage. Don't just leave it and hope that it
will be resolved later - it is more likely to generate other
problems and things just snowball from there.
Secondly, at a
more general and group level, is the Staff-Student Consultative
Committee. This Committee, consisting of the Course Committee and
several student representatives, meets to enable staff and
students to review the progress of the course and to allow
students to bring to the attention of the Committee any issues or
examples of good practice that may arise. Minutes of these
Committee meetings will be made available to students.
will have a Studies Adviser who can be thought of as the friendly
face you can turn to at any time. Sometimes situations can arise,
e.g. at home, which can affect your studies. You will learn who
your Studies Adviser is at induction.
campus, you can meet with your Studies Adviser from time to time
on an individual basis to review progress and discuss problems,
which may arise. Even if the Studies Adviser cannot personally
help, they will be aware of other sources that can be of
assistance, e.g. counselling via Student Services.
If you have any problems that affect your
performance on the course or in examinations, you should discuss
the matter with your Studies Adviser.
Staff from the
Counselling Service are available should you not wish to discuss
the matter with academic staff. You are advised to at least
provide notice of the existence of a problem; we do not ask for
more details than you are prepared to volunteer.