It’s that time in the semester when assignment deadlines are looming and exams are imminent. If something is going on making things even more difficult than they should be, you might want to talk to someone. Here’s how the Advice Service can help you if you’re not sure where to turn to.
Make an appointment
You can make an appointment online, through a phone call to the office, or by dropping in to reception. It’s super quick and easy and we'll get a date and time set up straight away. Making an appointment is the first step to getting some guidance on what it is that is affecting you, and getting help and support to make sure you can still get the best from your studies.
Feeling like dropping out?
You can find information about how we can help you if you’re thinking of dropping out on our ‘Thinking of leaving?’ page (most importantly, be sure to think out the fee implications). If you come to us because you’re feeling like dropping out, we will talk about why that is. If it’s because of your assignments, you can definitely get help with that. It’s important to know that you’re not the only one who is going through this. Most students at some point think about dropping out – and that’s completely natural because uni is stressful! But we can help you. Don’t give up this opportunity too easily - the probelm might be something that can be easily fixed.
We have some information about mitigation on our 'Academic Support' page. If there’s something going on which means you won’t be performing your best and you might not meet the deadline, you will need to speak to the university's advice team. Do make sure you go to them in plenty of time, though. Remember the mitigation request has to be submitted before the deadline (5 days after the assignment submission date), so if this is something you want to apply for make sure you set up an appoinment as soon as possible. However, if you miss the mitigation deadline the SU Advice Service is here to help, we can help you in submitting LATE mitigation, which has no deadline, if circumstances mean you haven't been able to apply to the university in advance.
Mental health services
We have some information on our 'Mental Health and Wellbeing' page. If you think you might be suffering from a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety, or going through a period of poor mental health, you can talk to us about it. We can help you decide if you need to see a GP about it, or the Counselling and Wellbeing Service, or both, or neither. The decision is ultimately yours. We can talk through any problems you might have, and things like mitigation, if that’s something that might be helpful for you.