Student Support Hub

Please note: from Monday 30th March and through the Easter period (27th March – 13th April), limited college services will move into the University Centre in light of COVID-19. Therefore there will be no physical access to the library from 1500hrs on Friday 27th March, with limited access to the University Centre from 0900-1500hrs Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

These facilities are for those who do not have IT access and/or internet connectivity at home. 

Academic, Employability, Wellbeing and Disability Support is now being provided remotely. To request support, please contact:

  • Sandy on 07720 213429 or email [email protected] for Disability and Wellbeing
  • Phone 01803 540780 or email [email protected] for Academic Support (including extenuating circumstances)
  • Phone 01803 540870 or email [email protected] for Employability
  • Phone 01803 540542 or email [email protected] for Student Finance, Admissions and Engagement (e.g. Early Module Reviews, Course Reps)

For general and all other enquiries, please phone 01803 540788 or email [email protected].

Student Minds have also published some guidance and resources to help university students dealing with worry and distress relating to the outbreak of COVID-19.

As one of our five core values at University Centre South Devon, support is embedded into everything we do. Students studying with us have access to a whole host of support including:

Academic Support

At University Centre South Devon we understand that degree-level study is a big step up from your previous studies, which is why we have specialist academic tutors here to support you every step of the way!

Whether you are enrolled on a humanities, social sciences or construction degree course, just starting or half way through your studies, we will help you develop the academic skills required for effective study.

You can book one-to-one tutorials or group sessions with the academic support team, who will provide you with support for developing the academic study skills you require for your assignments, such as:

  • Time-Management
  • Essay Structuring
  • Academic Writing
  • Reading and Note-Taking
  • Research Skills
  • Critical Analysis
  • Referencing

For more information please contact the HE Study Support team on 01803 540 780 or email [email protected].

Wellbeing Support

We understand that as a Higher Education student, there is a lot for you to manage on top of your personal commitments and responsibilities. Stress can be a factor, particularly in your first year when you may be adjusting to a new environment, arranging accommodation, managing your finances, living away from home and balancing your time between study and family / work commitments. There is, however, plenty of help available in our Student Support Hub.

The Student Support Hub offer services to help you get the most out of your time here covering everything from helping you to adjust to student life to encouraging you to continue with your studies, supporting you with your assessment and signposting you to external agencies that may be able to offer you further support. Our Student Support team can also refer you to our designated Higher Education Counselling Service; and new for this year we have an exclusive HE Therapy Garden where you can escape to for some peace and relaxation.

For information, advice and guidance or even just a chat with one of our friendly study support assistants, please contact a member of the support team on 01803 540 547.