How we support your study

Supporting our students is crucial – especially for those who have been out of education for some time or are new to higher education.
  • Induction –running prior to the start of the course induction helps you familiarise yourself with the University, Department, staff and fellow students. We outline the learning support that is available to you as a new student and provide useful advice on how to make the most of your studies at the University of Leicester.
  • Personal Tutor – you will be allocated a named tutor, who will support you throughout your studies, providing clarification on academic topics, advice on assignments and any other support as required.
  • Online Academic Skills Programmes – a series of academic skills programmes run throughout the course which cover topics relating to assignment planning and writing, making the most of the library and research and dissertation skills. During these sessions, you will (virtually) meet up with some of your fellow students and take part in a range of learning activities.
  • Live Chat Sessions – these drop-in sessions allow student to interact with their tutors and fellow students in real time to discuss any aspect of the course from general academic discussions to the specifics of upcoming module assignments.
  • Study School – these are a vital part of your learning programme and have been carefully designed to enhance your learning experience and give you additional valuable resources to help you in your studies. You will benefit from the opportunity to meet academic staff and other students allowing you to establish important support and professional networks.
  • Panel of Experts - the Security, Conflict and International Development (SCID) Panel of Experts further enhance the learning experience of our students. Panel members are engaged in a wide range of activities including contributing to the SCID Blog, bi-monthly online guest lecture series and the SCID Symposium.

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Social Science Distance Learning Team
Charles Wilson Building (5th Floor Parkside)
University of Leicester, University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH

Tel: +44(0)116 252 1932/5164/5780

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