Help and support at University
University can be the best years of your life, but at times it can also be daunting and challenging. There is plenty of help and support you can utilise if you need it.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. People both in the Sociology Department and Wellbeing and Support Services are really friendly, and they’ll be able to offer you a variety of different support or point you in the direction of appropriate help.
Personal Tutors – you can meet with your personal tutor regularly to discuss your progress and any issues you may be facing, both academic and personal. In Sociology, you are monitored to ensure you meet with your personal tutor in the first five weeks of the Autumn and Spring term, which is strongly encouraged. It is important to maintain a good relationship with your tutor, as you may need to call on them to provide references and other support, but it’s hard to do this if they don’t know you!
Dissertation Supervisors – For BA Sociology students, the dissertation is a compulsory module that counts towards 25% of your overall grade in your final year. You will be allocated a supervisor who can provide support at the various stages of your dissertation.
Academic Writing – Warwick Student Skills and Development offer an array of support with academic writing (such as online courses, workshops and drop-in sessions). When you first arrive at university, essays can be daunting as they may be different to what you’re used to, but there is plenty of support you can access if you need it. There’s also no shame in asking for help, these services exist to help you to improve. You can find out more information here.
Wellbeing and Support Services – The Wellbeing and Support Services provides a range of services to help you emotionally and physically during your time at university, offering practical advice and support. Wellbeing and Support Services is comprised of Disability Services, the Counselling and Psychology Interventions Team and the Wellbeing Support Team. You can find out more information here.
I hope this post is useful. If you have any questions or comments then as always, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.