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What to expect from your sessions

We will help you to understand your barriers to success.

We will help you to develop appropriate and individually tailored strategies for overcoming these barriers.

This will be in line with your Needs Assessment recommendations.

We are currently delivering all sessions remotely with Microsoft Teams. 

For each session, you will get a meeting request by email which will include an invitation through Teams. 

Towards the end of your mentoring session you will be sent an email which confirms that your support has taken place at the agreed date and time. Please follow the instructions in the email to reply immediately with your own confirmation of this session. This email will be used by your funding body in place of your usual signature on the timesheet. 

For help with joining a Teams session, go to our Accessing online sessions page

If you have any concerns or problems accessing Teams please do let us know. 

Your Specialist Mentor will help with:

  • Time management
  • Work / life balance
  • Stress management
  • Revision strategies
  • Project tracking
  • Planning assignments 
  • Motivation techniques
  • Preparing for presentations
  • Placement coping strategies.

Your Specialist Mentor will not:

  • Provide a proofreading service
  • Comment on the content of written work as this is the role of your academic tutors
  • Arrange extensions for you.

You are responsible for arranging and completing exceptional circumstances forms. Your learning support plan may give you information on extensions to deadlines.

If consideration of extended deadlines, for more than 1 week’s extension, is included on your Learning Support Plan please be aware that your School Admin Unit will arrange a meeting for you to discuss this with the relevant Tutor.

Cancellations need to be made at least 24 hours before your session is due to take place.

You can cancel by using the cancellation link on your booking confirmation email. It will not count as a missed session.

Cancellations made with less than 24 hours' notice will count as a missed session.

If you have any difficulties booking or cancelling a session please contact your Tutor or Mentor directly. For more information on cancellations please read the agreed work plan.

What to expect from your sessions

We will help you to understand your individual learning style.

We will help you develop appropriate study strategies for the academic demands of your course.

This will be in line with the recommendations of your Needs Assessment report.

We are currently delivering all sessions remotely with Microsoft Teams. 

For each session, you will get a meeting request by email which will include an invitation through Teams. 

Towards the end of your mentoring session you will be sent an email which confirms that your support has taken place at the agreed date and time. Please follow the instructions in the email to reply immediately with your own confirmation of this session. This email will be used by your funding body in place of your usual signature on the timesheet. 

For help with joining a Teams session, go to our Accessing online sessions page

If you have any concerns or problems accessing Teams please do let us know. 

Your Specialist Tutor will help with: 

  • Time management
  • Critical thinking
  • Planning and undertaking research
  • Reading and note-making strategies
  • Exam preparation
  • Mind mapping techniques
  • Structuring assignments
  • Writing skills
  • Proof reading skills
  • Preparing and delivering presentations
  • Strategies for the effective completion of placements. 

Your Specialist Tutor will not:

  • Provide a proofreading service
  • Comment on the content of written work as this is the role of your academic tutors
  • Arrange extensions for you.

You are responsible for arranging and completing exceptional circumstances forms. Your learning support plan may give you information on extensions to deadlines.

If consideration of extended deadlines, for more than 1 week’s extension, is included on your Learning Support Plan please be aware that your School Admin Unit will arrange a meeting for you to discuss this with the relevant Tutor.

Cancellations need to be made at least 24 hours before your session is due to take place.

You can cancel by using the cancellation link on your booking confirmation email. It will not count as a missed session.

Cancellations made with less than 24 hours' notice will count as a missed session.

If you have any difficulties booking or cancelling a session please contact your Tutor or Mentor directly. For more information on cancellations please read the agreed work plan.

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