This handbook is a guide to working with your Adviser of Studies
You are allocated an Adviser of Studies when you start university. This applies to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Normally your Adviser will be an experienced member of the teaching staff in your School. You can discuss a range of topics with them, for example, course concerns, financial issues, your exams, personal issues, your health and wellbeing, feeling valued and having a sense of belonging to the University.
Your Adviser is the first point of contact within the School/Discipline.
If you have any concerns about your course or module choice this is the type of issue you should discuss with your Adviser as soon as possible. Your Adviser will give advice and guidance at key stages. They can help you make course choices; support you with your personal development planning where applicable; and give advice on professional and academic progress and skills development, offering useful improvement strategies and highlighting opportunities for engagement and professional development.
Your Adviser will offer general advice and information and ensure that if you are experiencing difficulties you are supported through referral to the appropriate professional service(s).