Faculty of Business support services

The Faculty of Business have several teams dedicated to providing you with support throughout your time here. Please see below for details:

Personal tutoring in the Faculty of Business

Personal tutors help with your personal development and provide general academic guidance, monitoring your progress throughout your course.

Find out:

  • what they do and how they can help you
  • how to find your personal tutor
  • when you will see them
  • what issues you can raise
  • how to work best with them.

More information about personal tutoring.

BETA: Free skills development & self-employment support

  • weekly one-on-one business mentoring (term-time)
  • monthly Entrepreneurs Club networking
  • skills workshops and guest lectures from entrepreneurs (October to May)
  • opportunity to pitch for £1500 grant funding (terms and conditions apply).
Current undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Plymouth may apply to join the free extra-curricular BETA Enterprise programme by emailing Amber Strong for an application form.

Careers support in the Faculty of Business

Emily Packer is our very own Faculty of Business Careers Advisor. She's here to help and advise, and keep you informed of the latest careers events. She's a fully qualified and dedicated careers professional and works within the wider University careers and employability team. 

Find out more about careers support.

Placements and work-based learning

Work-based learning is a mini placement where you gain work experience over one module during your normal studies. Different courses have work-based learning modules in various years, so ask your lecturer or personal tutor if this is an option that is available to you.

Further information about placements and work-based learning.

Library support drop-in sessions

Pop in for help and support with:

  • using the library
  • finding and buying resources
  • using various software (e.g. EndNote and referencing, Aspire electronic reading list)

Or just to say hello!

Thursdays (term-time) | Cookworthy Room 111 | 11.00 - 13.00

All staff and students welcome.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Amanda Southam, Senior Information Specialist

Disability Services

Disability can mean different things to different people. It may include you if you have study support requirements related to a disability, for example:

  • dyslexia
  • specific learning disabilities
  • mental health difficulties
  • autism
  • a long term health condition.

If you're a prospective or current student, or a member of staff supporting students, Disability Services are here to help. Please see the Disability Services webpages for more information.


The Faculty of Business IT Team (FoBIT) nurture and support students' creative and technical skills. We teach you how to...

  • produce video
  • build websites
  • design posters
  • create presentations
  • manage online identity.

Find out more about FoBIT.

International opportunities and advice for both home and international students

  • International opportunities and advice
  • International Summer Schools
  • Language learning opportunities
  • English language support for international students

Find out more about international opportunities

The Charles Seale-Hayne Library

The Charles Seale-Hayne Library is open 24/7 and provides access to:

  • the expertise of dedicated Information Specialists
  • subject-specific Library guides
  • Primo - search databases, journals, books, etc...
  • bookable study rooms
  • multimedia services
  • the Library and IT Essentials course.

See the library pages for more information.

Learning support, health and wellbeing

The Learning Gateway offers a range of services and support including:

  • counselling
  • disability and dyslexia
  • faith and spiritual support
  • learning development
  • Wellbeing Centre
  • care leavers
  • peer assisted learning scheme (PALS)
  • SUM:UP mathematics drop-in sessions
  • wellbeing advice
  • Personal development workshops and groups, including mindfulness; Mood Boost; Women’s group; Men’s group; anxiety lectures, relaxation group and more.

Visit the Learning Gateway.

Faculty of Business course reps

Your academic experience should be as good as it can be. To make sure this happens, UPSU supports elected student volunteers called course reps to communicate the student voice and work with University staff to improve your experience.

UPSU has a dedicated member of staff to support academic representation. They offer training and support to help reps achieve improvements, as well as working closely with the University.

More information on course reps.

The Listening Post

The Listening Post is a drop-in service for students, staffed by trained volunteers. You'll find us in the heart of the University at the learning gateway.

Come and see us between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday in term time.

Meet the Listening Post volunteers