Friday, 10 July 2015

Support at University

Beds is a great University in terms of supporting its students, whether it's financially, academically or with personal problems. I'm going to introduce you to a few services that Beds offer to support its students but you can find out more here: Support at Beds.

A few of the services include mental health support, disability support, community and faith support, counselling, student money advice, academic support, careers and employability support, to name some. I am going to speak mostly about finding out who to go to, academic support and support for international students.

Who do I go to?

The Student Information Desk (SiD for short) is a great place to start if you don't know who to go to. They are available on campus, online and provide e-guides to common problems students face. If they are not able to find a solution to your query themselves, they have a vast network of specialist services to direct you towards. They are also able to print various letters for you (e.g. council tax exemption letter), can help with forms to fill out (e.g. access to learning forms) and much more. 
Check out their full range of services here: SiD

Academic Support?

The Study Hub offers help with academic study, computer skills and personal development.
You can go to their drop in sessions, book an appointment for a 1-to-1, attend workshops or use their extensive range of self-help guides that take you step by step through common problems students come across. A few of their previous workshops have included note taking for assignments, assignment planning, giving a presentation, referencing and help with reading academic material. 
Check out their website for more information: Study Hub

Support for International Students

This service can help with problems from Visas and immigration to study support and communication skills. I personally have not used this service but if you require more information, please see their website here: International Student Support

It is very clear to me that all the support offered at Beds is designed with the students at the centre. I personally feel that if ever I have a problem, I am well supported by my University to help deal with it in the best way for me. 


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  3. Support for university is provided by portals for career planning & counselling.