Supporting You

Supporting students to adapt to university life and continue to thrive throughout their degree programmes is important to us at Birmingham. You will have a personal tutor as well as subject-specific tutors, and access to dedicated Wellbeing Officers and the Student Experience Team for advice on a range of issues. 

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Chemistry student working in the lab

Personal tutors

As soon as you join us, you’ll be assigned a personal tutor who will meet with you at least once every semester to assess your academic progress and develop your transferrable skills. In addition, subject tutors in each of Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry host small group classes, to give students the opportunity to ask questions in a relaxed and informal environment.

Student support

The University's student support provides services through mentoring, health and wellbeing, disabilities, faith, families, international students and many other aspects of student life. Our Academic Skills Centre also provides workshops on a range of topics, such as note-taking, reading, academic writing and presentation skills. For friendly student support, the Guild of Students offers advice, mentoring and the Global Buddy system for international students too.

Wellbeing Officers

The School's Wellbeing Officers offer regular drop-in sessions to chat confidentially about any wellbeing issues including homesickness, extensions, disabilities, reasonable adjustments, problems or personal difficulties that you may encounter during your studies and act to signpost to other wellbeing and support services.

Find out how our Wellbeing Officers support students

Studying Chemistry at the University of Birmingham has been brilliant. Everyone in the department is always happy to offer support or a helping hand. James, MSci Chemistry.