Getting help

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Queries about a particular course should be directed to the relevant course organiser. You can also see Dr Keith Brown, Director of Teaching, at any time about any issue.

Personal tutors: All undergraduate students in the school also have a personal tutor. You can talk to your personal tutor about any issue, whether it is personal or study related. You will usually keep the same personal tutor throughout your time as an undergraduate although, if you wish, you can change your personal tutor by contacting Dr Darryl Hill. Further information is available from the Handbook for Honours Students.

Additional help: The school representative for mature students and students with disabilities is Dr Andrew Davidson (room E46); for international students our representative is is Dr Wael Kafienah (Room G53a).
Support for disabled students is also available from the Access unit for D/deaf and disabled Students.

Personal difficulties: If you have any difficulties that interfere or might interfere with your work then it is essential that you let either Dr Darryl Hill, Senior Tutor, or Dr Keith Brown, Director of Teaching, know as soon as possible. Such matters are seriously taken into account at all stages of assessment but can only usually be considered if they have been reported at the time.

Illness and other mitigating circumstances: You should inform the School immediately (email cmm-absences@bris.ac.uk or call the student admin office on 0117 3312009) if you are ill or unable to perform your studies for any reason. For further details on how to report sickness absences and mitigating circunstances please see section C 5 (ii) in the student handbook (page 30).

Go to the Student Forms page to download:

If absence for more than 7 days is due to illness you should also obtain a medical certificate from your Doctor.  Forms should be returned to the Student Admin Office (room G53).

Getting help within the University

The University offers a wide range of information, services and resources to help make your stay here at Bristol as enjoyable and rewarding as possible: Information for current students

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