Students – support, skills workshops & careers

student-headerThe School are running a number of initiatives, as requested by you, for SAC undergraduate students – make the most of these opportunities!

Conservation Careers Event

Wednesday 9th December, 13:00, Keynes Lecture Theatre 6
This session led by Bruce Woodcock, Careers and Employability Service, is being offered specifically for SAC/DICE undergraduate students – so please make it a priority.  The session will cover topics including:

  • Careers in the field
  • Skills and postgraduate courses
  • Internships and graduate jobs
  • CVs for environmental careers

Core Skills Workshops / 1-2-1 Sessions

Workshops, every Tuesday, 16:00-17:00, Marlowe room 116 (Mac Lab)
These sessions will help you develop essential skills in essay writing, statistics, reading, presentations and revision.

Drop-in, every Tuesday, 16:00 – 18:00, Visual Anthropology Room 9
These sessions offer you the opportunity to seek 1-2-1 advice and support on any academic matter.  These are great opportunities to ask for guidance on essays, juggling your deadlines, or any question around a specific aspect you’re finding it difficult to get to grips with.

More information is available on Moodle.

Academic Peer Mentoring Scheme

Every Monday, 17:00-18:00, Swingland Room
This scheme offers first year students academic support from fellow students (primarily final year students). Offering group and 1-2-1 support and practical academic advice specific to your programme. This is an excellent opportunity for 1st years as ‘mentees’ and experienced students as ‘mentors’ to develop new skills and get the most out of a new learning opportunity.  For more information on the scheme visit the University website.

Ask Shelley – your student advice column

shelley-insetWant to know more about how to get additional support, what help is available on campus & in town – Shelley is your woman! If you feel you’d like to talk to someone about support you require or any difficulties you’re having, personally or with your studies, drop Shelley an email and she’ll arrange a time to meet with you or point you in the right direction:

Q: I have 4 assignments due in the same week and it’s really starting to stress me out and I’m not sleeping. Help!!!

A:  Here are some really helpful links on how to manage your time more effectively which I hope will help:  and

Here is another useful link on dealing with stress:

If you are feeling really overwhelmed you can either make an appointment with the Wellbeing Team, pop along to one of their drop in sessions which are from Monday to Friday 2-4pm, or come and see me in my office, room 10 Marlowe Building.


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