The Combined Honours Centre offers support to students from pre-arrival to after graduation. Our network of staff can provide advice and information about your programme. This might include queries about registration, module selection, or any difficulties you may be experiencing.
Each subject area has an allocated academic member of staff who acts as a point of contact for Combined Honours students. These subject advisers are contactable for subject-specific enquiries.
Students are also allocated a personal tutor, an academic member of staff who can provide help and guidance for problems that you may experience, and can refer on to the relevant support.
All first year students are allocated a student mentor who is a Combined Honours student in a later stage of the programme. Each mentor has a group of students that they advise on the basis of a shared subject of study. All students will get the opportunity to become a mentor themselves. This scheme has been a huge success and helps students make the sometimes difficult transition to University all the more simple, with someone always on hand for advice and support - or just to have a chat over coffee!
Students in later Stages of the programme have the chance to be trained by University professionals to assist their peers in academic writing support. There are drop-in and appointment sessions for students to get some instant feedback on essays drafts. This is proving to be very popular and students who attend have seen definite increases in their final marks.
A range of support services are available to you while you are at Newcastle