Support Services

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:

  • Disability Support
  • Pastoral and Wellbeing Support
  • Academic Support

Pastoral and 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 such as our HE Support and Wellbeing team.

The Support team 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 assignments and signposting you to external agencies that may be able to offer you further support. Our Support and Wellbeing 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 018030 540 547.

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 tutors, 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 540 547 or email [email protected]