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Academic Advising at the University of Manchester

Academic Advising provides support to students during their period of study at Manchester in three areas:

  • Academic - providing academic guidance on where and how to improve;
  • Pastoral - acting as a point of contact for students experiencing personal difficulties, and signposting students with particular needs to support services;
  • Employability - helping students think about their future career and writing references.

1. Signposting Students

A student-facing flyer Academic Advising explains the fundamentals of academic advising at Manchester, and is a good introduction to share with students when they join the University.

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

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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:

  • Academic - brings together all key links
  • Employability - information on the careers service and links to support
  • 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.