Your next steps

Prepare to study

There is a lot of support available to help you make the most of University study.  


Our library, supports your research, teaching and learning. Our Student and Library Information Service provides a one stop physical and virtual information point for student services and support.

You can also take advantage of our digital library, which has access to more than 800,000 e-books, and our enquiry service and student support provide further virtual support. Your module resources will also link straight through to the appropriate digital resources through an electronic reading list system, making it easy for you to access your reading materials 

Digital learning guide (requires University login) 

We have developed a digital learning guide (log-in reguired) to help you with your online learning. Topics include getting to know the online tools you’ll use, tips on getting organised and being an active learner. 

Centre for Academic Achievement

The Centre for Academic Achievement provides one-to-one help, advice and online resources. They can advise on academic writing, study skills, researching, referencing and assignments. The Centre also runs a workshop programme where you can develop these skills. 

Is there any support for improving my English? 

If English is not your first language, support is available at our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU). 

We offer support classes which: 

  • fit in with your degree timetable and deadlines.
  • focus on the language and skills which will help you to be successful in your studies.
  • help you to develop strategies and resources to learn English outside class. 

You can also visit the ELTU for a one-to-one writing consultation. 

As a current student, courses and language support are provided free of charge. 

Dyslexia and disability support 

Our AccessAbility Centre offers a range of services and support to students who are managing specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, disabilities, autism, a mental health condition or another long-term condition alongside their studies.

The AccessAbility Centre can also assist with your alternative examination arrangements, your Disabled Students’ Allowance application, and talk with your department about any support that you need, please email  

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