Whether you’re starting to study, enhancing your academic success or planning for employment, our package of support is designed to help you at every stage of your university experience.
Pre-entry Support for Effective Preparation for HE Study
Our free Head Start online courses will help you develop your academic skills early and better prepare for university study. You may also want to join our summer Get Ahead campus events for early orientation into university life and study. It’s a great opportunity to meet other students who will join the same campus.
Induction and Orientation
Our comprehensive Welcome Week programme introduces you to all aspects of university life and study with dedicated online advice and guidance. We also have a number of campus-based Help is at Hand events - a ‘meet and greet’ opportunity to get to know how various student services staff can help you enjoy a happy and successful university experience.
1st Year Transition
All 1st year students are paired with a Cumbria Mentor – a 2nd or 3rd year student who can answer your concerns and show you the ropes. Many university programmes are part of the Peer Assisted Study Support scheme (PASS) whereby higher year students are trained as PASS Leaders to run weekly group discussions with new students.
Our Skills@Cumbria service provides academic study support, online and face to face through timetabled workshops, individual appointments and online self-help resources. You may also want to join our Student Success Scheme, offering proactive and dedicated support for students experiencing difficulties with their studies.
Based on what employers look for in their ideal candidate, our Career Ahead employability award will identify any gaps in your skill set, let you reflect on your experiences and have the opportunity to participate in exclusive programmes and mock interviews with employers.