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Drop-in for one-on-one coaching in the Bates Study Center in Gosnell Hall or the Sol Study Center on the first floor of Sol Heumann Hall. Find support with time management, organization, project management, test preparation, and or general study strategies. Walk away with some practical tools and strategies as well as a greater awareness of helpful resources on campus.
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Meet weekly, one-on-one, with an instructor to work toward your academic goals in an independent study-like format. Designed for first- and second-year students transitioning to college learning, this fee-based program supports your growth in the areas of time management, organization, learning strategies, goal setting, the study process, and self-advocacy.
Support your learning by improving your study strategies, habits, and awareness. These zero-credit courses allow you to practice and develop your time management skills, study skills, and academic organization all with the support and feedback of an instructor.
Tutors are available for math and physics help at Bates and Sol Study Centers or online.
Meet one-on-one with one of our staff content experts and complete a diagnostic exam. The results are used to determine your strengths and weaknesses so we can help develop a course of action. Some recommendations may include utilizing our study centers, math handouts and or enrollment in one of our courses.
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Find out about the specialist support you might be able to access to help with a disability.
If you need to access specialist study support, we can advise you. Types of specialist study support can include:
If you are eligible to apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), this may be able to help fund your specialist study support.
To check if your DSA can pay for your specialist support, sign up to one of our DSA workshops.
If you cannot access funding from the DSA, or you require support which DSA does not cover (such as an exam support worker), speak to our Disability team to discuss your options.
Use the find a room service to book a room to meet your support worker or diagnostic assessor. It displays a list of teaching spaces by building, and their current booking status over the next 3 hours.
Other spaces and facilities across campus are available to help you study, including library study spaces, blended learning spaces, or open access computers.
Mentors provide confidential practical and emotional support in response to a broad range of wellbeing-related issues. Examples include (but are not limited to) stress, anxiety, depression and low motivation/morale. Mentors offer support by empowering you to develop strategies to manage your wellbeing and meet your academic goals. They can help you with:
Mentors can only support you during agreed sessions, and they cannot provide counselling or therapy, but they may signpost you to organisations that can.
This is confidential support with your academic studies. Study skills tutors can support you to develop independent learning, including helping with understanding assignment briefs, developing effective research techniques, structuring academic writing, and preparing for exams. They can help you with:
A study skills tutor cannot offer subject-specific tuition, assign additional work, or proofread your work, and they can only support you during agreed sessions.
Exam Support workers are guided by you. You may choose to use their support extensively, or only a little. They cannot make suggestions or proofread your work for you. Your work must still be your own.
This is manual, practical and mobility support to assist you with manoeuvring between and around key study venues. This may include carrying books or equipment, acting as a sighted guide or providing wheelchair assistance. You might use practical support in the library, in a laboratory or workshop, or on a field trip.
This is assistance in searching library catalogues and electronic resources under your direction. Library Support Assistants can help you to locate, retrieve and carry academic library materials. This support also includes help with scanning and photocopying library resources, and help locating study areas.
This support is to provide you with any support and practical assistance you may need to complete required assignments in your workshops and/or laboratory work.
Manual notetakers produce a manual, accurate and comprehensive set of notes from your lectures (and on occasion seminars and one-off university sessions). The notes can be provided in a handwritten format or typed and emailed to you in your style and format preference.
This is speech-to-text specialist communication support provided by a qualified electronic note-taker. A live, real-time summary of what is being said is typed by the notetaker in your lectures, seminars or one-off university sessions. The notetaker will link these notes to a second screen for you to read them from live. After the session these notes are sent to you in your style and format preference.
Study Assistants can fulfil a variety of roles where support is required for consecutive and irregular periods of time. This includes assisting you in finding appropriate solutions for queries and problems to help reduce anxiety levels, manual notetaking, library assistance, practical assistance, as well as orientation support around campus.
There is other one-to-one funded specialist support available, for example specialist transcription services, and sign language interpreting. Contact us to discuss your needs.
Whether you are completing final assignments, writing up your dissertation, preparing for resits or continuing to develop your study skills you can continue to access Library support via My Learning Essentials and our Specialist Library Support.
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Change: Sleeping, eating, sexual interest, or exercise changes are often signs of trouble.
Clutter: Some say clutter is a sign of genius, but not always! It could be a sign of stress and can add to stress.
Boredom: You’re tired; you’ve lost interest in people and tasks; you’re doing the minimum amount required each day.
Pressure: You’re feeling pressured, even rushed, by others and events. Suddenly you’re not controlling your time; it’s controlling you.
Anger: You’re experiencing excessive anger over the problems and events of daily living.
Abuse: Substance abuse may walk hand-in-hand with burnout and stress. (This includes alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, food, etc.)
Absentmindedness: You keep forgetting appointments, assignments, etc., or you’re constantly preoccupied with other things than the business at hand.
At home: Reoccurring problems with friendships and other relationships.
Joylessness: No feelings of joy about your work, yourself, your life.
Escape: You have a desire to escape, run away. Are you fantasizing a lot about dropping out?
Admit the trouble: Clearly let someone know how you’re feeling; get the help and support you need rather than ignoring your feelings and the situation.
Simplify your life: Say “no” when you don’t want to add an additional responsibility. Center yourself to get things into balance again.
Establish your priorities: Do some goal-setting exercises. Also, make a list of 10 or 20 things that you like to do. Ask yourself how much time you’re spending on these.
Seek counseling: Personal or career counseling, depending on the situation.
Get positive feedback: People like to hear it when they’re doing a good job. You deserve recognition too. You may have to ask for it or “toot your own horn.”
Take care of your health: This is basic to well-being. Eat healthy, exercise, and get enough sleep!
Establish supports: Maintain a support system, people you can talk to when you’re upset as well as happy. Find and enjoy people with whom you can be yourself, without risking embarrassment or disapproval.
Manage time: Learn to manage your time. Take a course in time management if necessary. Make lists of what’s “to do” each day, week, and month.
Indulge yourself: If possible, do the work at which you are most likely to succeed. It’ll help fortify you for the tougher tasks.
Schedule fun: Include leisure time, family time, or other fun time in your regular activities. Do things that really get you away from it all and supply you a mental break !
Stay clean: Don’t pick up everyone else’s garbage! You have your own tasks and responsibilities. Don’t take on others people’s too. Respect your own limits and boundaries.
Laugh: A sense of humor is strong armor against stress! Keep one!
Expand: Widen your horizons. Keep your outlook on life broad. Avoid ruts!
Take chances: Try new things! Sometimes it’s invigorating and uplifting!
The Study Skills Service provides free workshops and 1:1 appointments to all students at all levels of study.
Current Students please Visit the Student Hub
Our workshop and 1:1 programmes take place weekdays both online and face-to-face throughout the academic year.
Our team of specialist study skills tutors are current PhD students, who are able to provide advice on anything from time management and meeting deadlines to academic writing and communication skills.
We also have a wealth of online resources that you can access via Study Skills Online.