Your course team are the subject specialists who are responsible the curriculum and the management of your course. You will get to know your course leader and year tutors who will help you to navigate around your studies. Our teams take great care to be available to support students and to listen to student feedback. Your views are always important to us and we take care to listen to your feedback about your studies and love to hear about ways that you think we can help you learn better.
All staff have two hours a week of Tutor Hours, so you always have access to help and support along the way.
In addition to your academic modules, you also be part of a Personal Academic tutor tutorial group. With a small group of other students, you’ll meet your personal tutor up to five times a year to discuss aspects of your learning and help look at ways that you can make the most of the opportunities that the University provides. Your personal academic tutor group will help you to think about your own skill development, next steps. Your tutor is on hand to support you on an individual basis.
We have a team of 7 dedicated academic learning specialist who are on hand to help students to develop the academic skills to successfully complete their assessments – from academic writing, report structuring, practice presentation, support for maths and numeracy. You can make an individual appointment, attend one of the regular sessions or just drop in for individual support. Our Learning Innovation and Development Centre team work closely with tutors to ensure that academic and assessment skills are also built into teaching.
Your wellbeing is our top priority. We have a well staffed Student Guidance and Support team in the Business School who are fully trained in aspects of mental health support, safeguarding and support of particular learning needs, backed up by a full University team. The team are on campus every day of the week and are available to one to one support sessions for advice and guidance. They provide a listening ear if you have difficulties and will help to get you the support that you need.
The University of Huddersfield offers a unique start through our Flying Start programme. Flying start is designed to will help new undergraduates settle in a positive, welcoming environment that enables new students to meet key staff and each other discuss their subject. The aims of Flying Start are to :
During Flying Start, you will be introduced to the campus and town, meet fellow students and staff, learn about your subject and the requirements of the course.
Transition to University and navigating student life is a big step. To help you integrate, we have developed a comprehensive online support programme called Ready Steady Study. It introduces you to all of the basics to you can settle in as soon as you get here.