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This online resource signposts the various sources of advice and guidance available at the University to support students.
The information on this staff site is to help you as an Academic Adviser to work within the University's Academic Guidance Framework so that you provide your students with the best possible guidance in their academic and personal development. Student Central offers information and guidance for students directly.
Academic advising is about making learning happen and there is good research evidence of its effectiveness in enhancing the student experience. What is this evidence and how does the process sit alongside other learning support offered by the University?
What is the role of an Academic Adviser?
Why have Academic Advisers?
Academic Guidance Framework
What does good academic advising look like?
What do you need to do on a more practical level as an Academic Adviser? How many meetings with your advisees, one-to-one or in a group, at a distance or face-to-face, and what type of conversations should you be having? How does academic advising relate to the development of graduate attributes?
Timeline for academic guidance
Listening and asking questions
Supporting advisees at a distance
Working with groups of advisees
Advising on academic study
Advising on careers and employability
Developing graduate attributes
There are many rules and regulations guiding advisers with respect to processes during the study life cycle and beyond. Here are some of the essential ones.
Referring students on to others
Grade Point Average and honours classification