Making the most of your Academic Adviser
Your Academic Adviser can provide personalised 1:1 academic advice and guidance throughout your studies. It is important that you meet with your Academic Adviser at least once each year and consult them about module choices and registration, if required.
Not sure who your adviser is? Log in to the Student Data System (SDS) to find your Academic Adviser. Once you are in the SDS system, go to the menu item 'My Details and Study' then click on 'My Details (Name, Faculty, Department, Programme, Addresses etc)'. Your Academic Adviser is listed near the bottom of the screen as your 'Tutor'.
Personal Development Planning
Your Academic Adviser will help you to review your overall academic progress and to reflect on areas for further development. To help you, you can prepare for meetings and record your progress from year to year using MyFolio. This can be helpful for writing your CV or showcasing your achievements, which will help Academic Advisers write references for you.
You can also talk with your Academic Adviser about possible career options and the types of skills and attributes you have acquired as part of your programme. They can advise you about opportunities for development outside the curriculum and specialist support that will promote your employability.
So go ahead – use your Academic Adviser to get ahead.