Study support

As a Loughborough University student, you will have access to a variety of support services during your time here. Within the Department of Chemistry, itself, we aim to ensure you are well looked after - helping you to focus on the important stuff!

Lecturers and your academic tutor

Our academic and research staff are nationally and internationally recognised as experts in their chosen field but at the same time, they are approachable and provide excellent pastoral care through our personal tutoring system.

Every student is assigned a member of academic staff as their personal tutor throughout their studies. You will meet with your tutor once a week in small group tutorials during your first year.

Our approachable teaching staff operate an open-door policy. If you have further questions to ask you lecturers, you can always ask them during or after a lecture, or, if the lecturer is not in, email them to make an appointment.

You will also be able to get further help and guidance in tutorials with your Academic Tutor.

Mathematics Learning Support Centre (MLSC)

In your studies you may well encounter mathematics and statistics that is new and challenging to you. Loughborough's award-winning Mathematics Learning Support Centre (MLSC) is here to help you.

Mathematics and statistics support is available to every Loughborough student throughout your university journey, whether on campus or not.

The dedicated and friendly Tutors will help build your confidence to tackle the mathematics or statistics content of your modules and can support you with anything from a quick mathematics question to exam revision to the statistics in your research projects.

The MLSC is based in Room 0.20 of the Schofield Building and is open as a private study space, during term time, between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday with Tutors on duty to answer your questions between 11am-1pm and 3pm-5pm daily. 

This drop-in service requires no booking and is complemented by bookable remote mathematics and statistics support on MS Teams. Remote support is available 5 days a week and you may wish to share your booking link with friends so they can benefit from your online support session too.

The MLSC also offers specialised statistics support for final year project students and postgraduates who are seeking advice on collecting and analysing data for their dissertation.

Book a 20 minute remote mathematics/statistics session or an extended 30 minute statistics advisory service session for project students on our website or via our LEARN page. 

Read how the MLSC has enhanced the learning experience for some of our mathematics students.

For all mathematics, statistics and statistics advisory service support out of term-time please see the latest news section of the MLSC website here or visit our LEARN module. 

The MLSC website LEARN Module

Peer-assisted learning

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) offers optional weekly sessions to pupils studying a particular module. Facilitated by volunteer Peer Assisted Learning Facilitators (PALF’s), Peer Assisted Learning aims to create an opportunity for further exploration and understanding within the field of study. PAL sessions are in addition to the teaching provision that is already offered by the University, and aims to offer an informal and low-pressure environment for students of all abilities to ask questions, improve their grades, develop study skills and get to know the people on their course.

For more information visit the Students' Union website.

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