Frequently Asked Advising Questions
Many of you will have specific questions that you would like to ask regarding academic and pastoral matters during your programmes of study. Please look through these frequently asked questions and make an appointment with your Advisor of Studies if you would like further advice or clarification on a matter.
Who is my Advisor of Studies?
The name of your Advisor of Studies will show up on your MyCampus page along with the email contact and phone number.
What will my Advisor of Studies do?
Your Advisor of Studies will provide you with advice on your course choices and will offer pastoral support throughout your University career. Advisors can provide assistance on academic matters, personal issues, financial worries and help you access the wider sources of assistance or specialist support available in the University.
When will I meet my Advisor?
How do I make an appointment to see my Advisor of Studies?
Please email your Advisor in the first instance and provide a brief overview of the issue you would like further advice on.
What do I do if I have an urgent problem?
If your problem is urgent please mark your email as urgent, and copy in the chief adviser of studies, Fiona Patrick (Fiona.Patrick@glasgow.ac.uk). Either your adviser or the chief adviser will get back to you as soon as possible. If you receive an out of office response from both your adviser and the chief adviser, please contact the generic student support email for the school of education (email@example.com).
Where can I have my Council Tax Exemption form signed?
I am short of money, is there financial help available?
Yes, there is a University Hardship Fund. Consult the Registry's web pages on financial matters and discuss your eligibility for assistance with your Adviser of Studies. http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/registry/support/finance/funds/#tabs=3
I am not getting good marks for my assignments, what shall I do?
What should I do if I have personal problems that impact on my studies?
School & Work Practice/Placement Issues
I think my school/work placement is too far away?
Please refer to the travel policy, which is contained in your year handbook.
I am having difficulties whilst out on school/work placement, what should I do?
It is important that you communicate these difficulties to your School Experience or Work Placement Tutor and discuss them or make them aware of your concerns. In certain circumstances it might them be suitable to discuss the issues further with your Advisor of Studies.
What happens if I am ill, whilst on practice/placement?
In the case of BA Community Development students, if the illness and absence is likely to impact your ability to meet the practice requirements set by the Standards Council for CLD in Scotland, you must notify your Academic Tutor, the Programme Leader and Advisor of Studies.