Supporting your studies in spring and summer 2018

We realise that many of you have had your learning and preparation for assessment disrupted this year by industrial action. To help remedy this, we are putting on a number of extra activities and services to support your studies. Please do take part in as many of them as you find useful in the coming weeks.

These extra activities and opportunities cover the following areas (click on each category to jump to the relevant section, or scroll down to see all sections):

You can also download this information as a two-page study support programme (PDF, 161kB).

The content of this programme has been drawn from the suggestions you made to Bristol SU's consultation and is being funded by the salaries withheld during the recent industrial action.

Many of you suggested that we provide tuition fee refunds; you can find information about why we’re not doing this on our information page.

Supporting your academic success: programme details

Study and study skills support

Additional Study Skills workshops

Workshops offered daily (until 11 May) on a range of subjects including Revision Skills, Exam Techniques and Critical Writing. See the Study Skills schedule and sign up.

More 1:1 Study Skills tutorials

Individual tutorials available daily (until 11 May) offering a great opportunity to discuss your work in a confidential, safe space with an experienced professional tutor. See the tutorials schedule and sign up.

Supplementary drop-in Study Skills surgeries

Drop-in sessions available daily for any student who wants to talk about their academic skills with one of our Bristol Futures Advocates (until 11 May). See the drop-in schedule and more details.

Increased online tutorials

As well as the interactive online resources on exam and revision techniques, there will also be bookable online individual tutorials (until 11 May) for distance and part-time learners and people who cannot easily get to the main campus. See full details and how to book an online tutorial.

Additional extended study space opening times and more study spaces

To support you through your assessment period we're offering additional extended opening times and more study seat options. See full details of extended openings and study spaces.

Fair assessment in the context of the strike

Understanding fair assessment and the strike

Come along to the workshops covering assessment methods, marking, moderation and mitigation in the context of the strike. Each workshop will cover all these areas and there will be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Includes live streamed events and access to recorded workshops. See the assessment workshops schedule

Financial assistance

Student Expense Fund

Open to all students to reimburse costs incurred due to industrial action. See details of the Expense Fund and how to make a claim.

Mental and physical wellbeing support for academic success

Additional Student Health Service appointments

An extended service to provide extra mental health appointments for students until 31 July. See details of extra mental health appointments.

Additional exam stress management workshops

Weekly stress management workshops available. See details of these stress management workshops

Free swimming

Free swimming at the University pool for all students from 16 April until the end of July – just show your Ucard. See more details on the swimming pool webpages.

Free B:Active campus activity programme

B:Active Campus activity programme is now free for all students for the whole of the Summer Term. See the B:Active sessions available and make a booking.

Subsidised Summer Six membership

50% off the 'Summer Six ’membership package which gives access to gym, classes and tennis courts for a period over the summer. See details of the Summer Six package

Careers support

Additional UoB internships

Additional paid internships are available; these are four weeks in duration and either brokered with local organisations or arranged by students themselves. They are open to all. See more information about these internships and how to apply.

Additional Interdisciplinary Research Internships

We've re-opened applications for undergraduates to the University's Interdisciplinary Research Internships Scheme. Successful applicants carry out a project during the summer and receive a bursary. See more information about the Research Internships and how to apply


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