Nursing & Midwifery Student Support

We have an excellent reputation for student support. The university has adopted a variety of innovative approaches to ensure that nursing students have all the support they need.  


Nursing support

Personal tutor 

Students are assigned a personal tutor for the duration of their studies. The role of the tutor is to provide academic support and guidance. Students meet with their tutor at least once a term and talk about how the course is progressing and any issues they may have. Students also attend a regular tutorial group to discuss their clinical placements and, in their final year, their dissertation.

Supervisory tutors

Students are also assigned a supervisory tutor for every module and have set sessions with that tutor to discuss their progress and any problems.

Clinical mentor

Students are assigned a mentor for each clinical placement. The mentor is a registered nurse or midwife who will be responsible for guiding you through a programme of training, assessing your learning and helping you apply the theoretical component of the course to the practice situation. Mentors are carefully selected and undergo a strict programme of training to prepare them for the role. 

Nursing mentor

Education Drop-in Centre

The Education Drop-in Centre offer a series of free workshops that are designed to help you make the most of your studies. You can learn or improve on the skills needed to write excellent assignments and presentations.

Advice Shop and Student Support Adviser

General advice and guidance is available from the Faculty Advice Shop and the Student Support Adviser. Staff are often able to help you directly and their advice and guidance is impartial and confidential. 

Counselling service

There is a full time student counsellor who is a Registered Mental Nurse to offer more ongoing pastoral support to students.