Study Support & Guidance

Programme Support
Each of our programmes has a Course leader who will be able to help you throughout the duration of your course.  In addition, a course administrator will also be available to answer many of the day-to-day questions about the course. They are responsible for issuing course information and documentation.

Module Tutors
A Module tutor teaches a particular module, in a specific course. There may be several different module tutors delivering the same course to different groups of students.  Visiting lecturers may teach at other institutions or be in employment elsewhere. If you are experiencing a module related problem, please do not hesitate to contact your tutor in the first instance.  Registry staff are also here to help you.

Contacting Tutors
Communication between tutors and students is very important.

All tutors are available either in the classroom or in the staffroom.  Should you feel necessary to discuss with your tutor something important it is advisable to seek an appointment through the reception office so that the tutor can allocate you the necessary time.

You can also pass messages to your tutor either via the reception office or through their email address.

Tutors may teach on other undergraduate, post-graduate and professional courses in the day, evenings and sometimes at weekends,  either at CLC or elsewhere. They attend a variety of internal and external meetings and they are also engaged in research and consultancy, so consequently their availability to see students at certain times of the week may not suit you.  Do not be put off by their non-availability at your desired time; let the reception desk make an appointment for you.

Your Elected Student Representatives
It is important for the course team to be aware of the views of students. Feedback from you as to how the course is progressing allows us to develop courses more effectively, building on good practice.  During the first few weeks of each academic year, student representatives from each course will be nominated and voted for. Elected student representatives should canvas the views of fellow students regularly and provide a point of contact between the students and the Course Team.

Being a student representative provides a valuable understanding of how your educational institution works. You also gain valuable experience of meetings and their procedure and learning how to represent the views of a large group of people. Such experience is a useful additional item on your curriculum vitae.

Each semester, the Academic Board meets to discuss the academic and operational developments affecting the course. The Academic Board is the formal course management forum.  The Academic Director chairs the meeting, which tutors and Student Representatives are invited to attend.  This is also the venue where proposed new courses or proposed minor changes to the course programme are discussed.

Study Skills
Tutorial support and advice on study skills is normally provided through a personal tutor. Tutors also run workshops on essential skills and sessions with individual students.  College offers free support lessons for English Language, Study Skills, numeracy skills and presentation skills based on demand.  From time to time industrial visits are also arranged.  Guest speakers from the industry also visit the College from time to time to share industry experience.

IT Services   
The College uses a variety of IT software ranging from specialist software for the computing students to library catalogues and plagiarism detection.  Moodle software is used for your learning such as assessments and study notes.  Pro-Quest is used to assist you in your research and understanding the subjects.  You can access Pro quest from outside the College.  Turnitin is used to ensure that you check the originality of your work.

Services to Users with Disabilities
We endeavor to make our services as accessible as possible. We have developed a Policy Statement which describes our services for students with disabilities and/or learning difficulties. Should you require special assistance please do not hesitate to let us know.  We can direct you to seek professional help.

Requesting an academic or employment reference
Each year many students progress on to higher level courses such as Masters or research (M.Phil./DBA/PhD) degree either in the UK or at international Universities.  Prospective employers may also request academic and a character reference.  Please contact the registry office of the appropriate procedure to follow.

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