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Academic Advising is

"high-quality pastoral and academic support through a proactive academic partnership with mutual expectations"


The above defines academic advising succinctly, however, please take a look at the short video below to hear the thoughts of staff and students at the University.

The toolkit is organised into the following two sections 1. Signposting Students and 2. Supporting Academic Advisors:

1. Signposting Students

The following areas will take you to useful links and materials that you can use in your advising sessions with students.  

a to z blocks

A - Z Topics

All academic advising topics

Locating links

All links are listed alphabetically in the A-Z topics on the left or grouped up in the following areas:

  • Employability - information on the careers service and links to support
  • Academic - brings together all key links
  • Wellbeing - collates all services and self-help links for pastoral care

2. Supporting Academic Advisors

Go to the following areas for information on the roles, details of formal training and advising model to help support you in your role.