For academic support, students will be allocated a tutor for any queries throughout the year. The university also runs a STaR mentorship programme, where new students can get advice from current second and third-year students who are studying the same course. There is also student-led support on a wide range of issues – both academic and personal – available through the Students’ Union.
Student Support Coordinators can be found at Support Centres in every one of Reading’s schools. They are there to assist students with any queries they may have about student life. In addition, the university’s Student Welfare Team are on hand to provide support with any personal or wellbeing issues, including relationship issues, coping with workload, or any instances of homesickness.
For students with more serious problems, the university employs a dedicated team of counsellors and mental health advisors who students can go to for specialist support. There is also specialist support for students with disabilities, care leavers, international students, and those who are struggling financially.
University of Reading Students on Whatuni say:
“The support is excellent and personal tutors are always prepared to meet with you at a moment's notice.”
“Academic tutor is amazing.”
“My academic tutor makes an effort to always check in with us and arranges necessary lessons when clashes occur in timetable.”
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