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At the beginning of your course, you will be assigned an Academic Advisor whose role is to offer you help and advice throughout your stay at University. This relationship is an important one since, in addition to academic guidance, your Academic Advisor is one person to turn to if you wish to talk about a variety of other issues, for example illness, family problems and career possibilities.
Work on the relationship with your Academic Advisor – they are a valuable source of help and guidance throughout your stay at University.
Personalities differ and you may find that you simply do not get on with your allotted advisor. In such circumstances, you should speak to your Student Support Coordinator. You will find out who your Academic Advisor is when you arrive. You should make a note of their contact details as you will be meeting them on Thursday of Week 0 (Sept. 19). In some cases, alternative meeting arrangements will be made so check your email. If you arrive late, make this visit as soon as possible in Week 1.
Apart from getting to know one another, the other important function of this first meeting is to discuss your first-year programme. Your Academic Advisor can help you to decide which modules you want to take. The Student Support Coordinators will run Module Registration Helpdesks as shown on your subject's Induction Timetable, to help you add the rest of your programme You must attend one of these drop in sessions to add the rest of your modules.
Your Academic Advisor will be confirmed during Induction.