Wherever in the world you plan on studying from, we’ll be here to support you – from helping you look after your wellbeing to making sure you have easy access to all the software you need.

Academic support

Whether you’re a recent graduate or entering further education for the first time, we know that starting postgraduate-level study can take some adjustment. If you need any guidance, we offer a range of different services to help you make the most of your programme. 

Academic skills

Turn to our Academic Skills Unit (ASK) for 1-to-1 tutorials and resources to help develop your writing style, manage assessments, and approach coursework. 

Faculty support

Each faculty has dedicated tutors who can offer guidance to help you build new course-specific skills plus strengthen your current abilities. For example, MSc Cybersecurity students can turn to our Faculty of Technology.

Faculty librarians

Though you may not be able to travel to our on-campus Library, you still have access to a wide range of Library resources. Our faculty librarians are available to guide you through these online services and help you find useful reading material.

Additional support and disability advice 

Our Additional Support and Disability Advice Centre (ASDAC) provides confidential support for all students with additional learning needs. Some examples of the assistance ASDAC offers include: 

  • Advice on funding to cover disability-related support costs such as the Disabled Students’ Allowance and degree apprenticeships. 
  • Access to specialist study skills and strategies tutors, as well as assistive technology tutors, on a 1-to-1 basis or in groups. 
  • Discussion and agreement on reasonable adjustments for your time on the course. 
  • Advice on notetaking, mentoring, and other support services. 

If you’re comfortable doing so, please get in touch with ASDAC as soon as possible after accepting your offer. This will give you and the team more time to work together to prepare for the start of your programme. 

Health and wellbeing

The Student Wellbeing Service is your go-to hub for resources to protect and promote your mental health. Access online workshops, self-help learning materials, and several forms of 1-to-1 support from trained experts, including: 

24/7 helpline

Multilingual helpline available 24/7 with mental health professionals.

Discussion forums
Phone support

Phone and video calls with our Student Wellbeing advisers.

Dedicated app

Anonymous advice from Wellbeing staff via our dedicated WhatsUp app.

Online community

Safe, judgement-free discussions in a supportive online community via Togetherall.

IT services 

The IT team is here to help you with any technology-related requests you might have. You can reach out to them about Moodle and email access, resetting passwords, accessing and downloading software, and much more. 

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