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.
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.
Students are also assigned a supervisory tutor for every module and have set sessions with that tutor to discuss their progress and any problems.
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.
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.
There is a full time student counsellor who is a Registered Mental Nurse to offer more ongoing pastoral support to students.