Top Tip #2 - Make the most of the resources available

 

Here at UoG there’s loads of resources available to support your academic studies, employability, wellbeing and more; so why not make the most of them? Let’s face it, you are paying for them after all! We’ve compiled a list of our Study Smart go-to’s, to help you during your time at UoG. Take a look below:

Student Achievement Team

Unsung heroes in their own right, the Student Achievement Team can help you with everything from referencing, note taking and academic writing, to planning, structuring and editing assignments (but not all at once, obviously). They can also help you to make sense of your feedback and understand how to incorporate it into your next assignments. They are based at each of the Student Helpzones at Park, FCH and Oxstalls campuses and run group tutorials throughout the year. You can also book one-to-one appointments with them via the Future Plan Portal here.

A couple of meetings with the Students Achievement Team can often be the difference between one grade and the next, so we really would recommend connecting with them (but beware, appointments fill up early so book in with them as far in advance as possible!).

Book rooms!

Did you know you can book rooms at all of the UoG campuses? Whether it’s for group work, a meeting with a mentor or just a quiet space to crack on with assignments, booking rooms at UoG is really easy and really can support your learning, wellbeing and development. All you need to do is email roombookings@glos.ac.uk with the following details;

  • Student name, number (e.g. s123456) and course (e.g. BSc Criminology)
  • Contact telephone number
  • Date, start time and finish time
  • Campus and room required (e.g. FCH TC001)
  • Number of people attending (if external people will be attending - non UoG staff and students, you need to complete an external speaker form
  • Purpose of room booking (e.g. group work session) and module code if it is linked to an academic booking

The SU and university are also working on online room bookings for students too; so watch this space!

Library Resources

The amazing library team have put together a whole heap of resources to support your studies that you can access online via MyGlos Help. Their DigiKnow tutorial offers guidance on researching, referencing and writing, as well as managing your online presence, designing and creating (e.g. with PowerPoint, Adobe Spark and iMovie) and communicating and sharing. You can also find guides to Moodle, Microsoft Office programmes and e-learning software too!

Your Future Plan

The Your Future Plan team is responsible for promoting students’ career and employability development. They offer information, advice and guidance to students and encourage you to take up opportunities to gain work experience, develop your skills and begin to manage your own career development. You can find out more information by visiting the Your Future Plan portal.

Wellbeing

Yes your studies are important, but your wellbeing should always come first so remember to take time out of your academic studies for self-care and socialising. We hope you’re having the BEST time at UoG, but we understand that sometimes life isn’t always that great; and that’s ok. If you need any additional support, visit one of the Student Helpzones at FCH, Oxstalls and Park, where you will be able to speak to a member of staff and find out about all the support available.

Contact Us
  • 01242 714360
  • su@glos.ac.uk
  • The Park, Cheltenham, GLOS, GL50 2RH
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