We recommend that as soon as you have seen your Adviser of Studies, you check the date, time and venue of your course registration sessions/first class meetings, details of which will be in the small booklet provided by your Adviser.
At these sessions you will have the opportunity to meet staff who will be teaching you and you will also be given more information about the course programme.
- School Office: A13 Taylor Building.
This is the place to go if the information about courses, timetables and rooms on the Portal isn't clear – or if you can't get into your Portal! You'll be using the Office a lot, for handing in work, among other things, so check it out as soon as you can.
The office staff can also assist with any non-academic queries you might have and are happy to help you so please do not hesitate to ask. If they can’t answer your query they can refer you to an appropriate person or university section.
- Notice boards: There is a notice board for New Students situated opposite the entrance to Taylor Building A Block (the entrance beside the coffee bar, under the arches). This will provide important information about courses. Each department also has its own notice board.
Celtic's is situated in Taylor C Block;
English, Language & Linguistics and Film & Visual Culture are situated in Taylor B Block;
Literature in a World Context, Arabic, German and Mandarin Chinese on the ground floor in Taylor A Block;
French on the first floor of Taylor A Block; and
Hispanic Studies on the 2nd floor of Taylor A Block.
Be sure to check these regularly.
- Student Support: Starting university can be a daunting experience. Even if things do get off to a flying start you may find you run into problems later in the year. There are lots of people on campus who can help you at all stages of your degree.
If you need some personal advice and support, or just someone to talk to, contact your adviser or one of the Student Support Services.
- For advice about specific courses: course coordinators/conveners are happy to answer queries.
They, and all members of staff, have Office Hours, which will be posted on their office doors. This is when staff are available to advise you on any worries you may have about your work or your attendance, and to provide you with more feedback on assessments, if you need it.
You don't need to make an appointment, as Office Hours are intended to be times when you can just drop in. Staff are always happy to see students at these times.
- Non Academic Queries: Laura Bowie, the School's Executive Assistant, is in Taylor Building, B12 and is happy to help you with any queries you may have.
- Student Learning Services can help you with your learning strategies: www.abdn.ac.uk/sls
Who to go to if...
- Problems with course choice? See Adviser of Studies
- Don't know where your class is? Go to School Office Taylor A13
- Don't have your grant cheque? Go to InfoHub
- Problems with email/other IT issues? Go to Helpdesk in Edward Wright Building
- Problems with electronic tutorial sign-up? Go to School Office Taylor A13
- Lost your ID card? Go to InfoHub
- Lost something else? Go to InfoHub