School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Student Support

How we support our students

When you start your course you will be allocated an Advisor of Studies, normally the Programme Co-ordinator.

You are encouraged to speak to your Programme Co-ordinator (your Adviser of Studies) if you have any concerns, particularly relating to your academic progress. Module tutors also play an important role in referring students to central University support services which include Disability Services, Counselling and Learning Development Services.

The University is committed to supporting the attainment and success of its students.  We work with our students to identify appropriate actions and support either within or external to the University, to help them through the array of difficulties.

International student support

The School of Education holds a student induction for new international students and there are a number of student social events organised throughout the year.

The University has a dedicated International Student Support team which aims to support, guide and advise international students, enabling them to maximize their student experience at Queen’s.

Core services include advice on student-related visas and immigration issues; welcome and orientation; general support and advice; and cultural awareness training.

Undergraduate Peer Mentors

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Peer Mentors

The first few days and weeks at university can feel very threatening. Often students are as concerned about the 'social' aspects of student life as much as the academic aspects.

There are also on-going stresses, questions & queries about practical issues. To support students we have a team of 2nd and 3rd year BA and BSW students, trained in peer mentoring & here to help all BA and BSW students. We offer: Peer group support, friendly meetings, drop-in sessions, email advice, study groups and mature student support groups.

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Laura McKee, Peer Mentor Lead, BSW 2015/2016

Being part of the peer mentor scheme has allowed me to give something back to the student community and to Queens.

It also allowed me to build on my own skills, enhancing my CV and employability. It's a great scheme and has been a worthwhile addition to my final year of study. I would really recommend people get involved.

One-to-one personal Tutoring

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One-to-one Personal Tutoring

Personal Tutors are full-time academic members of staff who you meet on your induction & offer guidance & support throughout your degree.

You will engage with & learn from many different members of staff during your time at Queen’s; your Personal Tutor is the person who has a consistent and sustained relationship of support for you. Our primary role is to help you get the most of your time here not only through academic advancement but also by encouraging your personal development.

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One-to-one meetings

Personal Tutors also offer a ‘first port of call’ in terms of pastoral support, and are there to help refer you to any necessary support or advice services in Queen’s.

Personal Tutors offer you one-to-one meetings regularly throughout the year, and on request. The individually-focused role of the Personal Tutor makes it a unique and particularly beneficial one for all our students.

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