The Director of Studies Office has a responsibility to oversee the academic welfare of the student body.

We are here to support students and ensure they are as successful as they can be in their academic careers. In order for students to be the author of their own success, they must engage with all aspects of the university experience. Part of our role is to therefore track and ensure student engagement throughout their degree, and encourage and promote academic integrity at all times.

Sometimes there will be difficult periods in your personal life, which are affecting your ability to engage with the university. In these instances, you should seek support from the team as soon as you can. This support includes: providing students with extensions on their deadlines; advising them on exceptional circumstances (ECs) and offering students a period of intermission or break in their studies.

If you need any advice on your studies, please email for further information.

More information can be found on Online Learning - Director of Studies Office


Academic Support for resit students – Trimester 1 (2109):

You can access Academic Support for resit assistance and advice this trimester

Our Zoom drop-in sessions are available Monday to Friday 1 - 2 pm

You can find this Zoom drop-in link by using the Student Advice > Academic Support tile on the VLE. 

For any queries around academic support and resits, or for the Zoom link, please email us at:   


For Foundation Year resit students only:

Foundation year resit assignment workshops run on Zoom from week 8 until week 12. Each workshop focuses on one foundation year module and runs from 5 to 6 pm:

Monday           Global Debates

Tuesday          Professional Communications

Wednesday     Research Skills 1

                         Research Skills 2

Thursday         Professional Development

                         The Pitch Project

Friday              Data Skills

The link to these workshops is available on the resit tiles on the VLE.

For any queries around academic support and resits, or for the Zoom link, please email us at: