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)

Mathematics is an integral part of all sciences and in your studies you may well encounter mathematics that is new and challenging to you. Loughborough's award-winning Mathematics Learning Support Centre (MLSC) gives you access to learning resources, study areas and mathematics drop-in surgeries. The MLSC provides mathematical assistance to the entire University, and is staffed five days a week in the teaching year. It offers an extensive range of online support, video tutorials, formulae leaflets and diagnostic tests to help you identify areas of weakness.

The MLSC website

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.

Other support