The University offers a huge range of resources and study support across all our campuses to help you make the most of your learning experience.
Whether you need guidance on coursework or help finding an obscure journal, access to the internet or language lessons, we have the technology, services and resources to ensure you get the support you need.
- During term time your academic advisor will always be on hand to offer advice and guidance.
Free wireless and networked high-speed internet access is widely available across all campuses and halls of residence, and in all the libraries.
The University has five libraries.
Specialist equipment and assistive technology are available for students with a disability, specific learning difficulty or chronic medical condition. The Wessex Needs Assessment Centre (WNAC) provides specialist assessments for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties (dyslexia), many of whom are eligible for the Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA). Following assessment, students have access to ongoing support, advice and guidance.
Our Centre for Language Study offers resources and language courses for students and staff across the University. Equipped with the very latest technology, the Centre has courses and resources in a wide range of languages, including Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese and Spanish. The main Language Resources Centre offers an extensive selection of publications, self-access materials, tutorials, audio-visual learning resources, reference materials and the latest multimedia software.
- There are around 1,700 Windows PCs in dedicated rooms on all campuses and halls of residence.
- The total library collection comprises over 1.6 million volumes, six million manuscripts and more than 8,000 current periodicals, of which 5,000 are available in electronic format.
Support from Mathematics
Mathematics also provides resources, including pointers on revising for exams, a bibliography of books available in the University libraries on developing and refining study skills and PDP (personal development planning).
We are implementing PDP into the personal tutor system, with the specific focus on CV writing. This will involve talking to your personal tutor, during your normally scheduled meetings, during which your personal tutor will encourage you in the gathering and recording of material from which you can then build a CV. The technical aspects of CV writing will be covered by presentations from members of Career Destinations.
Ashanti De Silva, Mathematics student
“Lecturers and academic supervisors have always been very useful whenever I have asked for assistance from them. ”