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School of Computer Science

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Student support

During your time at the University you’ll have access to a range of services to support you along your study journey.

Support services

Explore our student-focused services, including:

As a student at the University, you’ll be allocated a personal tutor to help you with any problems or issues. This relationship lasts throughout your degree.

While you’re in our School, you’ll have access to our peer support scheme where you can gain support and advice from students who have been in the same position as you.

Additionally, we have a dedicated Student Advice Centre that provides impartial advice on finance, housing and employment among other issues.

Our support for you extends to life beyond university as well. Our Careers Service is one of the largest in the country to set you up for the transition from student life to the working world.

Peer-assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

3rd year student leading a PASS session with 1st years

In Computer Science, the first year of study is particularly important as it is at this time that you will gain the basic programming and problem solving skills that underpin the rest of your degree.

Our award-winning PASS scheme* focuses on providing help with programming skills, in a way that complements the staff-led lectures, lab classes and example classes. Of course, first year students are not the only ones who benefit from PASS. The second and third year students who run the study sessions also gain an opportunity to strengthen their own understanding of programming concepts, as well as their leadership and team-working skills. And, of course, running a PASS group is something that looks good on your CV.

Find on more about this and other peer support schemes on the University's Peer Support website.

*Professor Louise Walker was awarded the Peer Support Distinguished Achievement Award at PASS's 20th Annual Celebration Evening in 2018.