Results haven't gone to plan?

If your assessment results haven’t gone to plan, the Progression Advice Team can offer advice and support in your future studies.

Tips for Success


A new year is a new start

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Join in and take advantage of the opportunities available

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Keep a balance but have fun!

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Be organised and manage your time well

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Don’t wait to ask for help

Do Your Study Skills Need Brushing Up?

In the first instance, explore the Academic Skills Guide which provides comprehensive advice and support on the following topics:

  • Writing
  • Referencing
  • Researching
  • Analysing
  • Reflecting
  • Time Management

If you would prefer one-to-one support, we advise booking an appointment with a Study Skills Tutor.

Sometimes, learning in a group can be more beneficial – book a workshop to take part in shared learning. If there isn’t a date available that suits you, you can request a workshop.

Specific Academic Skills

Referencing and avoiding plagiarism are often among students’ top concerns. Visit Blackboard for more information on Open Access Courses. Within the Study Skills Organisation is a Referencing and Plagiarism Online Tutorial; this is not an assessed tutorial and your results will remain confidential. The self-study activity is easy to understand and work through independently.

There are a number of Mathematics Online Support options available, from learning resources to booking tutorials. If you would prefer one-to-one support, we advise booking an appointment with a Maths Tutor.

Mentoring is a great way to meet other students. You can take part in the Mentoring Scheme, either as a user or by volunteering as a Mentor. PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) are available in some subjects for you to learn with other students. To find out about either or both, please contact the Study Skills service.

Library Services Support

The University’s Library Service has substantial resources available to help you with your studies:

  • Getting Started Guide will take you through getting started, all the basics and exploring the facilities on each of the campus libraries.
  • Not sure how to find a book in the library or an e-book? The Library’s guides and How-to films will take you through the process of borrowing and accessing resources.
  • Are you looking for subject-specific information? The Subject Guides are an excellent starting point for when you need to find information and research for your assignments.

If you’re still feeling a bit lost and would benefit from talking to a Librarian, we would advise making an appointment should you want to discuss any of the following:

  • How the Library Service works
  • How to get the most out of the service
  • How to identify the most useful resources to help your research
  • Any other Library related query

It’s 3am and you need to ask a question about the Library…

The Library Services Online Chat is available 24/7 for any last minutes questions you might have.