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School of Geography

Student Support

Student support

Pastoral support

We have a strong reputation for the quality of our pastoral care. With robust procedures in place to ensure that mitigating circumstances are fully accounted for at every stage of the assessment process, we make sure that you receive the appropriate support and guidance to help you to achieve your full potential.

Pastoral support is overseen by the School’s Student Support Officer who works alongside teaching staff in the delivery of pastoral care and is there to support you with any issues affecting your progress or welfare. If we feel you could benefit from more specialist expertise, we will put you in touch with one of the University's specialist services, such as the Student Counselling Centre, the Student Advice Centre, or the Student Medical Practice.

Support for students with a disability

The University’s Disability Services offers comprehensive support to all students with a physical disability or specific learning need. The standard procedure for reporting a disability is at the application stage, but students are welcome to visit Disability Services at any time to make an appointment for an individual assessment. Departmental support for disabilities is provided in accordance with a student’s ‘assessment of needs’, and is coordinated through our Disabilities Officer. Teaching staff are informed in confidence about any disabilities or learning needs, so that appropriate support is provided.

Study skills support

In addition to Skills@Library, a central University resource for all students which offers teaching, training and guidance on a broad range of study skills, the School of Geography provides specialist study skills support in two specific areas:

  • Support with academic writing: our Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow, Julian Turner, is available for individual appointments to advise on any aspect of academic writing
  • Support with numeracy skills: a numeracy tutor, Rachel Homer, is available to students within the School to advise on any aspect of maths and numeracy

Cross-campus specialist support

The University provides a range of academic, pastoral and welfare support services, available to all students in all departments. To find the service most relevant to your particular need or requirement, check out the Help@Leeds website.