Academic support

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Help with your studies

Help with your studies

We believe in student-centred learning. 

This means that we think what you, as the student, do is more important than what we, as teachers, do. We will support you to make your own decisions about your education, rather than telling you what to do.

We aim to treat you as an individual, to be ready to answer your questions, and to respect and welcome your contributions. Many of the classes are interactive, where the teachers will encourage you to share your ideas with others, work in groups and be a part of a community of learners.

You will find that your teachers are not only experts in their subjects and professions, but also keen to improve their teaching through acting on the feedback that you give them.

When you begin your studies at Regent’s, you will be assigned a Personal Tutor, who will be you point of contact throughout your studies. We offer extensive help in study skills, to help you reach your full potential. And to help you integrate into university life and the Regent’s community, you’ll take Global Perspectives, our innovative cross-faculty module.

Your personal tutor

Your Personal Tutor is there to support you throughout your degree programme.

In the UK the term ‘personal tutor’ does not mean someone who gives you one-to-one tuition on a specific subject. Instead, they are there to help and guide you through the decisions you make in your studies. You will meet them early in your time with us, and they will provide you with a consistent relationship throughout your academic career at Regent’s.

What your tutor can do for you:

  • Guide you on academic matters
  • Support your personal and career development
  • Help you recognise your achievements and form and achieve goals
  • Advise you on the resources and services best suited to your needs
  • Identify specific workshops or activities to help you improve your academic performance or develop your career plan.

Who and when:

  • Your tutor will invite you to at least one individual meeting per term, to catch up with your progress and hear how you are doing
  • You can always request additional meetings with your tutor, at any point during your degree. If you need more help, your tutor can also refer you to appropriate services at the University.

Supporting your study skills

The Academic Skills service supports all Regent’s students to achieve their academic potential in their studies and beyond.

We offer a range of flexible services to ensure that our students have the support they need, when they need it. Our experienced Academic Skills tutors can help you to enhance your academic writing or any other skill you feel you need to develop, including general study skills, research skills, critical thinking and dissertation writing.

  • One-to-one bookable tutorials
  • Drop-in tutorials
  • Workshops throughout the term:
    • General study skills
    • Advanced reading
    • Critical thinking skills
    • A comprehensive series of academic writing workshops

Regent’s offers Academic Skills workshops to support your learning. Workshops take place throughout the term.