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Study support

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.

The University has five libraries

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.

Key facts

Your personal tutor

During the course of your studies you will have your own personal tutor. They will provide advice, support and where possible we will try and bring together tutors and tutees who have some shared interests. Your personal tutor will help you formulate a personal development plan (PDP) in which you will identify your strengths and weaknesses and plan how to develop in the necessary areas.

Your academic tutors

Throughout your time in Southampton you will work with a large number of academic tutors. These are the staff who either deliver the lecture courses or who play a role in tutorial, workshop or practical support to the lecture programme. Your academic tutors are nationally and internationally recognised researchers in their area of expertise.

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