Yes, all courses have an academic member of staff who serves as the course coordinator. Other staff, and in some cases external experts, also contribute to the delivery of the course. The contact details of the course coordinator will be available to you through the VLE, so you can contact them with course queries.
Course coordinators can be contacted by email or directly through the VLE.
Your tutor will contact you through the Aberdeen email address that we will give you. Personal email addresses will not be used, so if you prefer to use one, then set up an auto-forward from your Aberdeen account to your preferred account.
Yes, our libraries are fully available to you, just like for on campus students. If you are local, you can visit. If you are not local, you can still access the millions of books, journals and manuscripts through on line access. When you have access to the VLE, you will get full instructions and guidance on using the library.
Yes, just like our campus students you will have access to our Careers and Employability Service. They offer a comprehensive range of initiatives support your career including career mentors, interview practice, CV clinics etc. These can all be accessed through our VLE once you join us.
Our IT Service Desk is available to you 8am-5pm GMT (BST) or calls can be logged with them via an online portal or by email. They can assist you with problems accessing course material or downloading software that we offer. You will have to remember that some technical issues you will encounter may be caused by the equipment (PC, laptop) you have, but if we can help, we will. It is important to check the minimum technical specifications you will need before trying to study with us.
Yes, all our students, online or on campus, get a University of Aberdeen email address.
As a student of the University of Aberdeen, you will be given personal file space for saving your work.
Student Advice and Support team offers impartial and confidential advice and support on a range of issues that might affect you during your studies. Full contact details will be available through the Virtual Learning Environment once you start studying with us.
If you are finding it difficult to complete your studies alongside your other commitments, you may be able to take a break from your studies or reduce the number of courses you are taking. If you find yourself in this situation, you should speak to your programme coordinator to discuss your options.
Our Learners’ Toolkit is an award-winning resource that will be available to you as a student of the University of Aberdeen. The Toolkit has a wide range of advice, guidance and suggestions on current and future technology to help you with your studies.