Student Services

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Academic Issues

Academic Issues

There may be times when your academic life doesn’t quite go to plan.  Perhaps you are struggling with your work load or there are things going on in your personal life that are starting to affect your studies?  First and full most it is important for you to talk to someone here at the University.  We are here to help you and there are a range of policies and procedures that we can talk you through which mean that you can avoid being penalised in your studies.

If you want to look through these yourself, it’s best to start with your Programme Handbook, it’s easier to read and has most of the essential information in there.  The University of Bolton have all the academic policies in full on the student section of their website, this can be found here:  https://www.bolton.ac.uk/student-hub/

Personal Issues

Personal Issues

We understand that sometimes life can become challenging, these pages are here to ensure that your journey through education is as smooth as possible.  Don’t forget you have a Personal Tutor who can advise you and we always advocate speaking to family.  Those closest to you can offer some great advice with your best interests in mind.

In some cases we’ve listed sites from the UK because although you can’t access the services, the advice is of sound quality.  Some of the local services will incur a charge for which the University is not liable.

University of Bolton Academic Centre do not endorse the organisations listed and cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites we encourage all students to make their own inquiries before committing to any support.

Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

It is important to us that our students remain healthy and happy during their studies and beyond.  To help you achieve this we offer Personal Tutoring while on programme and access to our Student Counsellor.  Please consult your student handbook for more details.

If you require a service that we do not provide on campus, we would be happy to help you find one locally.

Some of the pages listed here may be international and are for information only.  You may not be able to access the face to face services from outside the host country.

Advice On:

Smoking Cessation:                 

DHA Toll Free Advice Line:        800-123-QUIT (7848)

How to Stop Smoking for Good

NHS – Stop Smoking Advice

 

Alcohol Dependency:

Counselling Dubai

Live-well – Advice

Drinkaware UK

Drink Safely

 

Sexual Health:

Dubai Medical

Health Information

FPA UK

Online Advice/Information

 

Relationship Advice:

Improving Relationships

Healthy Relationships – Expect Respect

 

Sports & Fitness; Health & Nutrition:

Fitness Link Middle East

RAK Sports

Losing Weight

Healthy Eating  

Study Skills Support

Study Skills Support

We provide handbooks to all our students containing useful information about the course you are studying.  Please ensure that you have read these thoroughly as it will contain many answers to frequently asked questions.

If you are struggling to complete your assignments or are worried about falling behind in class, you should always speak to your Personal Tutor first.  If the teaching team are unaware that you are experiencing difficulties – we are unable to help you.

University of Bolton have a Study Skills page which is open for anyone to use for advice around assignments, referencing, research and many more topics related to Higher Education.  LEAP Online is designed to support your academic and personal development. Each section contains information, videos and activities. You can earn digital badges by completing the assessments.

http://www.bolton.ac.uk/leaponline/Home.aspx

There are many other Universities that offer a similar service and there is no reason why you cannot seek advice from many sources to help you improve your studies.

Please remember that for any course specific requirements such as style of referencing, assignment submission, appeals procedure, mitigating circumstances etc you MUST follow the instructions given to you by the University.

Personal Finance

Personal Finance

If you are in financial difficulty and have borrowings, it is important to speak with the financial institution first to tell them about your situation.  It is likely that a payment plan can be arranged for you and the debt paid off without future penalties.

As the laws and regulations differ so greatly between different countries, it is imperative that when seeking financial advice that you locate an adviser with the expertise necessary to help with your particular circumstances.  Please make sure in all cases that you speak to your family, remember that your personal debt could have repercussions for them as well.

Library and Information Systems

Library and Information Systems

As a student studying at the University of Bolton Academic Centre in Ras al Khaimah, you will have access to all the online systems available to the students studying at the University of Bolton home campus.

The RAK library team provide support to all students in the form of inductions. The Home Campus librarians provide a range of help guides such as crib sheets and videos which show how to access electronic books, journals and databases. The videos are available via the following link:

http://www.bolton.ac.uk/library/Study-Skills/Video-Tutorials.aspx

The Library provides access to a wide range of information sources designed to meet the needs of members of the University. Online learning resources are accessible via the Library website. Electronic resources include e-books, e-journals, academic databases and software packages.

There are computers and study desks available for your use on a first come first served basis.  You will also find a quiet study room for group work and projects – this must be booked with the Librarian and you will be asked to vacate if you are using it without prior consent.

University of Bolton have a Study Skills page which is open for anyone to use for advice around assignments, referencing, research and many more topics related to Higher Education.  It is a particularly helpful resource for information skills, study skills, basic skills and research skills and is located at: http://www.bolton.ac.uk/bissto/Home.aspx   Please note that BISSTO is an open resource and does not require a University login.

LEAP Online is designed to support your academic and personal development. Each section contains information, videos and activities. You can earn digital badges by completing the assessments.

http://www.bolton.ac.uk/leaponline/Home.aspx

 

Students registered with the University as having a need for additional learning support are encouraged to talk with their Personal Tutor with regards to any specialist equipment that may aid their study.

Employability

Employability

Here at University of Bolton Academic Centre, we want our graduates to have the best possible opportunity at securing employment or improving their career prospects.

There are several ways we can support you with this, from employability workshops to assistance with writing your résumé.  No one should have to pay for agency assistance or résumé writing and we ask our students to remain vigilant when dealing with organisations who charge fees.

If you are currently studying with us, ask your Tutor about Internship or Placement opportunities on your course.