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Student Support

The Student Support Team are available Monday – Friday (for pre-booked appointments or scheduled drop-ins) for queries/issues relating to:

Student Support can be contacted direct on 01752 636891 or you can email them: studentsupport@marjon.ac.uk

The Out of Hours team ensures support for students living on campus 24/7. In an emergency dial 01752 636700 Ext 2222.

Care Leavers

For information about support available to Care Leavers please click here

Estranged Students

If you are student who is estranged from your parents or guardians and are concerned about studying without the support of a family network, please come to speak to or contact Student Funding Advice in Student Support. They can offer advice and guidance for applying for independent status from Student Finance England, assess whether you might be eligible for a Care Leavers Bursary  and help with other financial concerns.  You may also wish to visit www.standalone.org.uk which is a charity that offers support and guidance for estrangement.

Mature Students

There is no typical ‘mature student’ although the official definition (UCAS) is ’21 or over’. Starting at university as a mature student can sometimes seem more like following crazy paving than a straight path but there is plenty of support here at Marjon if you need it.

Some top tips to get you started:

  • Look out for our ‘mature students’ drop-ins during Welcome Week – free refreshments!
  • Check out whether the Student Union has a Mature Students Officer to represent your interests – if they don’t why not put yourself forward?
  • Join the Mature Students Society if there is one or if not, group together and start one – see Clubs and Societies page for more information
  • Make sure you are getting all the funding you’re entitled to – go to a Student Funding drop-in.
  • Make yourself known to your Personal Development Tutor – they are there to help you and there is no such thing as a silly question
  • Check out the Study Skills section of this website to find out more information about writing and other useful services
  • Need a refresher in IT @ Marjon, systems or software? Marjon IT Training & Support is there to help you – https://moodle.marjon.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=963 and you can book in for a 1:1 session on topics of your choice or even a course
  • Worried about whether you will get along with the other students on your course? Talk to your fellow students – they may seem young but you will have more in common than you think
  • Student Support has a wide range of services to help you through any tricky times and make the most of your opportunities. Services include: 

Childcare

The University recognises that many students will be combining their studies with caring for children. For information on childcare facilities in Plymouth and potential financial support available to you please click here.

Disability

The Disability and Inclusion Advice Service (DIAS) provides appropriate information, advice, guidance and support relating to inclusion issues including a wide range of disabilities, medical and mental health conditions and formally diagnosed specific learning difficulties (SPLD’s) such as dyslexia and dyspraxia. For more information please click here

Diversity at Marjon

Plymouth Marjon University is a small and friendly campus which aims to be fully inclusive to all.

Information on diversity and inclusivity at the University can be found by clicking here

Employability

Our Futures Team supports students from day one with employability, study/work abroad, volunteering, enterprise and personal development.

Funding Advice

The Funding Advice Team offer impartial, confidential and professional advice, guidance and information about a variety of financial issues. For more information please click here

*Students must register at university or college to get their first student finance payment.

The Student Finance England ‘Getting Paid’ film explains what steps you need to take to get your money in time for the start of your course. Click here to watch the video

The ‘Student Finance Zone’ also has some tips on how students can make sure they get their money in time for the start of their course. Click here to find out more.

Health and Well-being

Students are advised register with a new GP on arrival at University (for new entrants who have moved away from their previous area of residence). Just follow this link to register with a local health centre.

Click the links below to find out more information about the services available to students:

The Well-being Signposting Service and Chaplaincy Listening Post offer brief interventions and onward referral for students with well-being related issues.

International Students should click here and here for healthcare information.

Meningitis

New students are advised to take up the offer of the Meningitis ACWY vaccination when offered by their GP before starting university,

Further information about Meningitis can be found here

Computing and Media Services

Please note it is ESSENTIAL that you read through the ICT Usage: Code of Practice and comply by the rules set out in the document.

For Computing and Media Services’ Service Level Statement and Data Protection Policy along with other important documents please click here.

The Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy is available for all students of any faith or none. As well as a Chapel, the Chaplaincy also includes a nap room and the Marshall Room – a relaxed social space with large sofas, coffee, chocolate and microwave.

Throughout Welcome Week (16th – 23rd September 2018) and the following week (24th – 30th September 2018) the Chaplaincy staff and volunteers will be putting on a range of events for all students of any faith or none – see the What’s on Guide for details of all events and how to sign up.

In addition, the Chaplaincy hosts worship services, a Christian Union, Choir and a number of alcohol free events throughout the year.

The Student Union

The Student Union is for all students for support with any ideas, concerns or issues that might arise during their time as a student.

As well as organising social events throughout Welcome Week (16th – 23rd September 2018) and the whole of the 2018-19 academic year, the SU can also assist you with joining the NUS, setting up clubs and societies, and ensuring that your voice and views are represented.

Why not become a Student Rep? Just pick up a leaflet from the SU. More info can be found under the “Have Your Say @ Marjon” tab located in First Weeks.

Click the links below to find out more information about your Student Union:

Enrolment

It is vital that you enrol on-line prior to arrival at the University so that you can access your student funding and IT facilities when you get here. Just click here or type this address into your browser: www.marjon.ac.uk/onlinereg from Tuesday, 7th August.

If you have any queries relating to online enrolment or registration please email: admissions@marjon.ac.uk

You will need to complete your registration with the University on your first day so that you can collect your University card and release your student funding (if eligible). 

Please remember that the University processes and maintains data about you for a variety of purposes, for more information on the University’s ‘Data Protection Policy’ please Click here.

Students from Partner Institutions do not need to come to Marjon campus for registration.

You will also be able to access your personal Welcome Timetable once you have enrolled on-line. If you have any queries regarding your Induction programme please email: induction@marjon.ac.uk

IT Training and Support

You will meet the IT Training & Support team during Welcome Week as part of your induction programme. Our ITTS offer a FREE opportunity to gain an internationally recognised IT qualification, brush up on any IT skills that may be a bit rusty or you find you need to complete an assignment – look out for courses and drop-in sessions.  Click here for more information.

Sports Centre and Student Sport Opportunities

Plymouth Marjon University has an exceptional sports centre – for information on facilities and how to join the centre please click here.

Student sport can form a large part of life for many Marjon students.  All students are encouraged to get involved, at a level that suits them.  So whether you are looking to compete on a Wednesday afternoon in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competition www.bucs.org.uk, play in intramural competitions or are looking to get involved with the administration of a student club, volunteering or coaching the Marjon Sports Federation can help.

You don’t have to be a ‘sporty’ person to use (or enjoy!) the Sports Centre facilities. Activities range from Yoga to Aqua Fit to Body Pump as well as a gym, climbing wall and swimming pool. As a student, you can also sign up to take a coaching award. For full details of what Sporting opportunities are available click here