Sources of Support for Students

This page is intended to signpost students (and staff) to the many sources of support available to Mathematics students, both at Aberystwyth University and from external organisations.

Departmental Sources of Support

The General Office (GO) is a first point of contact for student support information (2nd floor, Physical Sciences Building)

Head of Department

Institute Administrator - Feel free to drop in to discuss more confidential issues

Director of Learning and Teaching - Contact for all academic and pastoral issues

Personal Tutors - If you don't know who to ask, ask your Personal Tutor. If you do not know who your Personal Tutor is, please check your online Student Record or ask in the General Office

Undergraduate Year Tutors - Contact for academic and pastoral issues

Year 0 - Dr Yuan Shen;  Year 1 - Dr Adam Vellender;  Year 2 - Dr Adil Mughal;  Year 3 - Dr Rob Douglas;  Year 4/M - Dr Tudur Davies

Students on joint and major/minor degrees may wish to seek advice on study choices from the relevant subject champions: Dr Adil Mughal for degrees with the School of Management and Business, and Dr Rob Douglas for all others.

Postgraduate Coordinator  - Contact for postgraduate advice and support

Departmental Careers Officer - Contact for specific careers and employment advice

Departmental Erasmus Officer - Contact for advice on your year abroad and international opportunities

Health & Safety Officer - Contact for any health and safety issues

Student Staff Consultative Committee- Contact your Year Representatives to discuss any departmental issues

MathSoc - Student society for those with an interest in Mathematics.  Contact MathSoc President Tom Painter and see their Facebook page 

 

Central Sources of Support

Student Support Services

  • General Welfare Advice
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Academic advice (appeals, representation for plagiarism accusations, course changes)
  • Withdrawals
  • Disability support
  • Dyslexia assessment and support
  • General financial advice
  • Hardship Funds
  • Money Management
  • Sexual Health & Family Planning Information
  • Drugs & Alcohol Management
  • Welfare advice (housing, landlord disputes, council tax issues)
  • Harassment/Bullying support
  • Faith provision

Accommodation Office

  • Catered and non-catered university Residences
  • Residential Tutor/Warden system for Residences (pastoral support, conflict resolution)
  • Students with disabilities – adapted accommodation
  • Students with dependents – family accommodation
  • Private sector accommodation – provides guidance to students on dealing with private sector landlords, contractual obligations, etc

Nightline is the student-run independent telephone listening service, running from 8pm - 8am, Tuesday - Sunday during term-time. To contact nightline, find their number on the back of your student card, or visit www.nightline.aber.ac.uk to instant message or email them.

Sports Centre

  • Wellbeing programmes
  • Personal trainers
  • Sports Injury Clinic
  • Health & Exercise tips

Centre for Widening Participation & Social Inclusion

  • Signpost - mentoring scheme for new students
  • Widening Access Partnership: schemes such as the Wales Summer University, Expanding Horizons

Central Sources of Support

Information Services

  • Help & Enquiry desks
  • FAQ sheets for students
  • Effective Study & research support
  • IT skills courses
  • Disability, accessibility support – Green Card areas
  • Online and printed user guides

Physical Sciences Library (Resources)

International English Centre

  • Learning skills development for students in HE
  • Writing skills development for students in HE
  • CPD for teachers and trainee teachers
  • Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellowship Scheme

Careers Advisory Service

  • Careers Advisers
  • YES - Year in Employment Scheme
  • Job Vacancies
  • Go Wales placements
  • Practical training in writing CVs and job applications, interview technique, psychometric tests, etc

 

 

External Sources of Support

If there are other sources of support that you feel should be included in this list, please contact the Institute Administrator and let them know.