Student Life Coaching

In addition to the academic support offered at the Centre for Academic Success, the Student Life Coach is here to help you explore your individual strengths so you can achieve your academic goals.

Student life coaching for first-year repeating students

What we do:

  • 1:1 regular meetings to discuss goals and progress
  • Bespoke sessions to support your skills development
  • Continuous support throughout the year

Success coaching cycle: 1. Set goals 2. Plan 3. Overcome 4. Assess 5. Achieve

We focus on:

  • Goals setting
  • Time management
  • Motivation
  • Communication skills
  • Assignment planning
  • Procrastination
  • Improving grades
  • Remote learning
  • Study techniques
  • Healthy habits

We expect you to:

  • Attend meetings on time
  • Be honest about your progress
  • Reflect on your academic work
  • Keep in regular touch

You can book your appointment:

Student life coaching workshops for all students

All the workshops are now delivered live via Teams and they last about 40 minutes. We encourage you to sign up via iCity so you have the opportunity to ask questions to the Student Life Coaches and interact with other students about study skills that are relevant to you.

You can find student life coaching workshops on our workshop timetable.

Self-coaching journals for personal and professional development

The Journals below are designed to help you make the most of your learning with us here at Birmingham City University.

You can use any journal on its own, or alongside any other to help support your University journey.

Please note: you will need to be logged in with your BCU account to be able to access these journals.

Further Support

You can access helpful relevant materials on the CAS resource page.

If you are interested in any other topics which are not included in this list, please let us know at so we can incorporate them in our provision to support you.