Each degree programme offered by the University belongs to an academic school.
There are 17 schools, each of which include multiple departments. Departments are usually grouped together because the subjects are similar in nature.
When you first join the University, you will be welcomed by the Head of School and other key members of staff, who will talk to you about the support arrangements in place for your school and any other school-specific information you need to know.
You'll also be partnered with an Academic Tutor - a member of staff from your school or department who will act as a main point of contact throughout your degree.
There are many opportunities for you to get involved with your school or department:
- As a Course Rep
- As a School Rep
Contributing to Teaching and Learning projects
- Taking part in module evaluation
- Giving feedback through surveys like NSS, UKES and PTES.
Schools vary in size, but usually follow a similar structure - shown below.
Find out more about the roles and responsibilities within academic schools.