As well as subject specific support by college teaching staff and your
personal academic mentor, the Centre for Academic
Success provides courses, workshops and one-to-one support in areas
- Academic writing
- Maths and statistics
- Critical thinking
- Time management
- Digital skills
- Presentation skills
- Note taking
- Revision, memory and exam techniques
- English language skills (if English is not your first language).
In addition, if you have a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD), disability,
mental health or medical condition, the Centre for Academic Success have
Specialist Tutors to support your learning, working alongside the Disability Office and Wellbeing Service to support all your needs and
requirements whilst studying at Swansea University.
Personal Academic Mentor:
You will be assigned an Academic Mentor from a pool of trained personnel drawn from academic staff in the Medical School, or possibly clinical staff from Health Boards for GEM and PA.
Personal Academic Mentors are your first point of contact while studying at the Medical School and can provide assistance and guidance on a range of issues that may affect your wellbeing, attendance and educational progress. Personal Academic Mentors may also help with your personal development planning and careers advice. Your mentor may also direct you to Welfare and other support services as appropriate.
Student Life Officer:
Our Student Life Officer focuses on student support and identifying students who may need to be referred on the services both within and outside of the University, and working with these students to put a plan in place to manage their welfare. This officer is trained to recognise signs of domestic abuse, hate crimes through to dealing with homesickness and any other pastoral issues.
Medical School Information Office:
Our team of administrators and student information co-ordinators are on hand to support with your academic queries and signpost you to additional services where required.