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With assessments coming up, here's a reminder of the different support you can get to help you while campus is closed

  • 05 May 2020
  • 4 min read

1. IT equipment

The Information Services team at the University has been busy responding to requests and making sure you have the equipment you need to carry out your assessments at home. So far over 230 laptops have been loaned to students with more expected to be delivered to those in urgent need of equipment. 

If you’re still in need of IT equipment, please contact your personal tutor so that faculties and departments can prioritise requests. 

2. Software

You may be in need of particular software for your assignments. Software such as Microsoft 365 is free for students at the University, but some companies are also allowing free use of their software during the pandemic. Find out more.

3. The Library

The library team is still available to help you find what you need for your assessments, including finding, accessing and referencing information and helping with electronic resources. Find out more.

4. Academic support

The Academic Skills support team can still give you guidance and one-to-one tutorials digitally on any aspect of your coursework. Contact them at to arrange video, phone or email tutorials.

5. Tips for studying at home

Here are some general tips on how to make the most out of studying from home, including how to structure your study and how to do active revision. Find out more

6. Tips for taking your online exams

Here is a guide to provide you with some useful tips when undertaking take-away/open book and online exams remotely. Find out more.

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