Our students are supported by a wide variety of people, structures and mechanisms. Teachers and administrative staff are the face to face point of contact, and whilst email correspondence can be the most efficient way to start a conversation about academic interests or concerns, staff welcome students making direct contact.
Office Hours/Personal Tutor
All administrative and academic staff have 'office hours', a time when students can sign-up or just drop-in for a meeting. Anthropology undergraduates also have a year tutor chosen in the light of the student's programme and year of study. Tutors are available to discuss academic progress and can be asked to provide academic references.
The university's electronic teaching interface, DUO, is an essential support mechanism for students. In addition to individual module sites, our DUO site contains a wealth of vital information, about deadlines, events, office hours, regulations and so forth.
Students with Disabilities
Where appropriate, students are supported through DUSSD and the Department's disability officers. The administrative team are also an integral part of the Department's support structures. Where necessary, the administrative and academic staff team applies for concessions related to DUSSD or other circumstances, and maintains records of Serious Adverse Circumstances which might affect academic performance. The department has dedicated Harassment and Diversity officers.
Mothers’ Hard Work Pays Off with Big Brains for Their Babies
Brain growth in babies is linked to the amount of time and energy mothers 'invest', according to new research by the Anthropology department.