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Issues with your course

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Extenuating circumstances

Get help to draft an appeals form  
Email us a draft of your appeal if you'd like feedback

Problems with study
Student Counselling have self-help info
Sign up for a mentor (available for first year students)
‣ Try a study skills workshop

Changing course/uni (see leaflet below)
‣ Talk to your personal tutor and the Careers Service

Complaints (see leaflet below)
Get a blank complaint form


Coming to uni can be a very new experience and you'll need to adapt! By assessment time, you’ll feel calmer and more confident if you’ve worked steadily throughout the year. But do allow yourself to have fun and enjoy your time in Bristol!

Speak to your personal tutor or senior tutor about any problems you are having that affect your studies. If you're unsure who this is, ask in your department. Ask for help early - there are deadlines for some processes, so it is better to say early on that you are struggling than to leave it until are you are at crisis point.

The guides below provide basic information about a range of academic issues. If you have further questions, or if your issue isn’t addressed here, please contact us by filling in our online enquiry form. We aim to respond to all enquiries within 3 working days.


Extenuating circumstances
Academic Appeals Changing Course Extenuating Circumstances
Plagiarism Personal Tutoring Research Supervision
Student Complaints