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Centre for Academic Success - student support

The Student Life Coach

Student life coaching for first year repeating students

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

What we do:
  • 1:1 regular meetings to develop your skills and monitor your progress
  • Bespoke sessions tailored to your own individual needs
  • Continuous support throughout the year

We focus on:
  • Goals setting
  • Time management
  • Study skills
  • Motivation
  • Campus resources
  • Exam and revision techniques
We expect you to:
  • Attend meetings
  • Complete your Coaching Portfolio
  • Be honest about your progress
  • Reflect on your academic work
  • Respond to emails promptly 
  • Keep in regular touch with us
You can book your appointment:
  • Via Moodle in the slots provided
  • By emailing your StudentLife Coach at coaching@bcu.ac.uk
  • By phoning CAS reception 0121 313 7685

Need support with developing your academic study skills? See what else the Centre for Academic Success can do. Or Emotional Support? See Enabling and Wellbeing Team.

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Student life coaching workshops available for all students

All the workshops are now delivered live via Teams and they last about one hour. 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 access a PowerPoint recording of the sessions as well as additional materials; the recordings do not include any of the interactions in the live sessions. They are simply quick-access supporting materials that you can use at any time for your own reference.

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

DateTimeTitle
Tuesday 12 May 13:00 How to revise effectively for your exams (smart learning)
Wednesday 13 May 12:00 How to make the most of online learning
Tuesday 19 May 13:00 Preparing for an open book examination
Wednesday 20 May 12:00 Plan and complete your assignments successfully
Tuesday 26 May 13:00 How to have healthy study habits during lockdown
Wednesday 27 May 12:00 Keeping motivated to do your work during lockdown
Tuesday 2 Jun 13:00 How to revise effectively for your exams (smart learning)
Wednesday 3 Jun 12:00 How to make the most of online learning
Tuesday 9 Jun 13:00 Preparing for an open book examination
Wednesday 10 Jun 12:00 Plan and complete your assignments successfully
Tuesday 16 Jun 13:00 How to have healthy study habits during lockdown
Wednesday 17 Jun 12:00 Keeping motivated to do your work during lockdown