Your course/module isn't what you expected
Some modules have to cover a range of topics to provide a basis for all the new students on the course. Talk to your module lecturer, supervisor or Personal Tutor to clarify what topics will be covered for the rest of the module and why it's been included in the course. For instance, a module might be a pre-requisite that allows you to pursue the subjects that you're interested in in future.
Your course seems too difficult or too easy
Speak with your supervisor, lecturer or Personal Tutor.
- If you're finding it difficult, tell them what you're finding difficult and ask what support is available.
- If you're finding it easy, ask them about how the degree of difficulty will change over time.
Studying at university isn't what you expected
Studying at university can be quite different from school or college. You have several
people who can help you:
If you're an undergraduate student, you can email your Peer Mentor to
ask them about how they have learnt to study at university.
Course relevance to your career aspirations
Sometimes your first-year modules don’t seem as relevant to the career you want
to pursue. Speak with your Employability Director (academic member of staff within
your Department) about how your course relates to future job opportunities. If you're
not sure who to speak with in your Department, ask your Personal Tutor, Departmental
Student Administrator or a lecturer.
You can also speak with staff in the Employability and Careers Centre.