Your Faculty Student Support Officer, David Peters can provide support and advice on a range of issues related to university life.
He is there to support you with any problems you experience whilst at university, as well as provide guidance to help you achieve your goals.
He can provide advice on both pastoral and study skills related issues such as:
Look out for email announcements advertising study skills workshops.
Current students can use the Skills Online resource on Moodle. The resource includes sections on writing essays and reports, time management, referencing, presentations and much more.
Yes you can. If I’m not the person to answer your query I’ll point you in the right direction. You can also ask the SIP on the ground floor of the Geoffrey Manton building for help or advice with who to contact.
Don’t worry about this; no query is too small and there’s no such thing as a silly question. However, if you’re stuck and you need help quickly you might be able to find what you’re looking for in the Skills Online resource on Moodle. This resource includes sections on writing essays and reports, time management, referencing, presentations and much more.
No, I don’t proof read your work, but I will look at it with you and advise you on how to edit it.
A fresh pair of eyes may be able to highlight areas for improvement, and help you see what your subject tutors are looking for.
Yes. There is a lot to take on board in postgraduate study, especially if you have come from employment and it is a long while since you studied.
The service is confidential and non-judgemental, so if you just need to get something off your chest that’s absolutely fine. I can provide information and contact details for various services, both within the university and the local area, which may be useful to you. However, it is not a counselling service, and if you would like to speak to a counsellor please contact the university counsellors on 0161 247 3493 or contact your local GP.
If you want to discuss a piece of work it’s also useful to bring your work, assignment brief and unit Handbook with you. If you want to focus on improving your work it is useful to bring any feedback you have received from your tutors.
Yes. If you have doubts about your course you are welcome to discuss them in confidence. There are a number of options available to you which I am happy to discuss.
David is available to meet students in confidence on a one-to-one basis at the following times for short, drop-in 15 minute appointments:
Monday 12pm – 2pm
Tuesday 1pm – 3pm
Room G13, GM atrium (opposite central stairwell)
Term time only, during vacation periods/progression weeks, please telephone or email for an appointment.
If you would like to know more about the service and how it can help you, please contact David by phone on 0161 247 6459, via e-mail:or drop into the S.I.P as detailed.