firstpoint’s five points about your course

Every Monday, firstpoint publishes five points about a topic related to life at university. This week, it’s all about your course…

POINT ONE: getting advice on your studies…

The Programme Advisory Service offers advice and guidance on module selection and changes, course changes, timetable clashes, progression, reassessments and retakes. You can speak with an Advisor by phone, Monday to Friday, by calling 01905 542727.

POINT TWO: finding out more about modules…

The Module Directory can be used to check the details of a module, including when it is running, its location and who the tutor is. You might consider using this when you are selecting your modules or considering a module change. Some students will use the directory to check the location for their lecture, however using your timetable on your Sole page might be the quicker way to do this! You can find the directory on your SOLE page, under the ‘Course Information’.

POINT THREE: if you’re on the wrong module or need to make a change…

If you feel like there is a module that suits your interests or meets your requirements better than the options you have chosen, you can ask to change. You’ll need to submit a “Module Change Request” on your SOLE page under the ‘Course Information’ tab which is then sent for approval. Module changes must be confirmed by the third week of teaching.

More information can be found on the firstpoint website.

POINT FOUR: if you’re thinking of changing course

If you feel you are on the wrong course and would like to make a change, it’s not too late, but it must be confirmed by the third week of teaching.  You can make a course change request via your SOLE page, under the ‘Course Information’ tab.

If you know what you would like to change to, please contact the admissions tutor to discuss whether this change might be possible. We would always recommend that you also speak with a Programme Adviser to explore your options in more detail.

POINT FIVE: talk to your PAT…

Your Personal Academic Tutor is here to support your academic development and is an excellent place to start if you are feeling uncertain or unhappy about your modules or your course.  They might also be able to highlight other services which can help you to reach you full potential. Why not contact them and have a chat?

If you’re not sure who your PAT is, ask firstpoint and we can help find their contact details.