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Postgraduate

Our Student Support team offers a team of specialist advisors who can provide MA students with information and guidance in a variety of areas, including finance and funding, disability support, counselling, health and wellbeing.

We are fully committed to providing equal opportunities to all, and the Student Support Team work alongside lecturers to support students.

Arts University Plymouth is an inclusive environment where the individual is celebrated. Please discuss your needs with us as early as possible to ensure that we can put appropriate and timely support in place. You can be reassured that any details you disclose will only be shared with relevant staff in order to enhance your learning experience at university.

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The university offers a variety of free in-house services during your studies through the Student Support team, including mentoring, student counselling, health services and referrals and wellbeing workshops.

Appointments with the Student Support Counsellors are professional and confidential and you can get support for a range of issues such as

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Abuse

  • Self-harm

  • Issues that affect your academic work

  • Bereavement

  • Issues at home such as those relating to relationships

  • Eating problems

  • Being bullied or harassed

If you are a current student, you can access a range of services online through the Student Counselling site, the Wellbeing site and the Student Support site. These web pages will help you to book a session with a counsellor, find information and tips on improving mental health and wellbeing, as well as where to go for specialised support and help on a wide range of subjects, from fitness and mental health to bereavement and LGBTQ+ support groups.

For more information please contact studentsupport@aup.ac.uk.

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Our Library, Academic Skills and Learning Technologies teams support all academic and research pursuits for students across the university. In partnership with the university's other facilities, we offer 1:1 support and group sessions across a broad range of topics:

Accessibility tools
Time management
Critical reading and note-taking
Reading and research into writing
Writing skills (reflective, critical and academic writing)
Hidden talents of dyslexia
Dissertation support (referencing and researching)
Confidence in your presentation skills

Everything from essay research and referencing to dyslexia tools and help using online submission tools. Guidance is available throughout your studies either via booking on Smarthub, dropping-in to scheduled sessions or for individual support, booking face-to-face and through telephone or email is also available. The vast majority of topics covered are also available online in video format, together with further supporting information, so you can access support 24/7.