Whatever help you need, our support teams are committed to giving you the advice, skills and practical tools to discover your full potential, all while helping to look after your health and wellbeing.
Our student support services are award-winning and we place a great emphasis on constantly improving and adapting the services we offer, using the feedback we receive from our students. That means you will always be able to access support that is tailored to your needs. You can find out more about the different support services available to you as a college or university student at University College Birmingham, using the links below.
Find out more about the award-winning student support available to university students at University College Birmingham. Read through or download our Student Support Guide for university students.
College and sixth form student support
All the information you need on the support available to you when you start your sixth form or college studies at University College Birmingham. Support starts from the moment you are accepted!
University student support
All the information you need on the support available to you as a university student at University College Birmingham. Support starts from the moment you are accepted!
Preparing you for study
Whether you are new to University College Birmingham or returning from placement, the Preparing You for Study courses will introduce you to (or refresh your memory about) the academic skills you will be expected to learn and practice as a student at the university. There is one course for undergraduates (levels 4, 5 and 6) and one for postgraduates (level 7).
The courses include videos from staff and students telling you what to expect from your time at University College Birmingham. They also include lessons about a range of academic skills with a chance to check your understanding as you go. You'll also learn more about the support available to you during your studies.
Each course takes about 60-90 minutes to complete, but you do not have to do it all in one sitting. You can complete a few lessons at a time and come back to the course later.
If you have your student login, you can access the Preparing You for Study Canvas course here. We're looking forward to meeting you soon!
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