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Academic support for first year students

Encouraging, facilitating and recognising academic excellence is a key thrust. Statistical studies show that first year students living in residential halls and colleges have significantly better exam pass rates than students who do not live in a hall or college.

University College encourages academic excellence and success by:

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  • Having one of the senior management team as a key contact person for help, advice and support on all academic matters
  • Providing a comprehensive, free, in-house tutorial programme to add value to courses being studied.
  • Providing scholarships to recognise academic achievement.
  • Offering well-equipped tutorial/study areas within the College. Highlighting valuable resources and courses available on campus which can assist in a competitive University environment.
  • Setting up information forums in key areas such as First Year Health Science, stress management, ESOL, study techniques, etc.
  • Sourcing one-on-one tutoring, if needed.
  • Providing a pool of on-site Residential Assistants who are senior University students with subject expertise.
  • Supporting sick students with regard to work management, impaired performance, missed assessments and missed exams.
  • Encouraging informal mentoring between residents.

"I love living in UniCol. It is such a positive place. The residents and staff are all extremely friendly and supportive. As a resident I love that we can balance hard work with sports and socialising. UniCol is a home away from home.!"