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Academic support

Academic support

At BU we have a variety of academic support services to help you with any issues you may face throughout your studies or research. 

We have lots of support teams who can help with any academic issues you may face whilst at university. For further information about BU’s academic support services, contact AskBU who will be able to signpost you towards the appropriate support or answer your queries. 

Faculty Support

You can always talk to your Programme Leader, Programme Support Officer, or your lecturer about specific academic issues. Talking through problems can help to resolve worries or queries early on. If you are not sure who to speak to, please contact AskBU

Disability & Additional Learning Support 

The Additional Learning Support Team (ALS) is available to all BU students throughout their time at the university. If you are likely to need support during your studies, please contact the ALS team as soon as possible so reasonable adjustments and one-to-one support can be tailored to your individual needs. The variety of support you may be entitled to will vary depending on many factors. 

You can find more information about the Additional Learning Support team on the BU website, or read their Frequently Asked Questions. You can also contact the team direct. 

Library and Learning Support 

Our libraries offer resources and support to students of all stages of study, from reference guides and e-resources to exam revision workshops. Many of these learning resources can be accessed via the ‘Library and Study Support’ tab of our Virtual Learning Environment, Brightspace. 

You can also find out more about using the libraryPeer-Assisted Learning (PAL)Study Skills and English Language Support on the BU website. 

For further information, contact the library team via phone or email, or by using the library online chat facility

Student Support & Engagement Team 

You may also wish to speak to our Student Support & Engagement Team, who can provide support and advice if you are experiencing any wellbeing issues which may be impacting your studies. 

IT support 

BU students have access to a wide range of IT facilities, tools, services and support. Our IT information pages should give you all the information you need about what’s on offer and how to make the most of out of our IT services during your studies

IT Services also run a varied programme of IT skills workshops and training courses throughout the year on everything from Microsoft Office applications and statistics to Adobe Creative, Photoshop and DreamWeaver. Plus, all BU students have access to LinkedIn Learning, which offers over 13,000 virtual courses. To find out more visit our developing skills page. 

If you’re having any problems with any BU-related hardware or software, you can contact our IT Service Desk 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call Freephone: 0808 196 2332 or +44 (0)1202 965515 from outside the university, or raise any issues and requests or chat to our team online

Students' Union 

SUBU Advice provides independent and confidential advice to all our students. Call 01202 965779, or email subuadvice@bournemouth.ac.uk. You can also visit them at the Student Centre on Talbot Campus or Bournemouth House at Lansdowne Campus.

Find when the SUBU Advice office is open and further information about the service on the SUBU website. 

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