18 December 2018
University has been one of the most challenging, yet rewarding experiences I have ever faced. And at ARU, there are lots of places student can go for support.
The people who are doing the exact same thing as you. They may have the same questions about a certain assignment or might be struggling with the same thing. My cohort have a message group in which we all support each other with any questions we have about our university work. It also means we are all friends and we can organise de-stressing sessions all together.
Your personal tutors are there to support you. They are happy to listen to any concerns you may have. You can contact them in a number of ways by their work telephone, email or even at their office. If you are struggling with anything to do with your course, they will happily help you.
This year in particular I discovered the Study Skills team. They organise support sessions with subjects such as presentations and essay writing. I have seen a huge improvement in my assignments since going to the groups, so I would definitely recommend them.
Similar to Study Skills, the library also puts on group or individuals sessions about referencing and databases. They can also help you if you need to find a particular book for your module, so ask them!
If you are doing a medical course with a placement, I would advise speaking to your mentors about their experiences as all of them were in education at some point in their lives so they may be able to help you with certain aspects of your work.
If you have an issue within your practice setting, I would suggest speaking to your link lecturer as they may be able to give you some advice. They may set up a meeting within your practice setting, in order to support you.
Your own family and friends may be able to support you. Although they are not doing the course and may not understand certain aspects, they will be able to read your work through and give you a second opinion.