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Resit Support Programme

The Resit Support Programme aims to:

  • help you get through your resits successfully
  • develop your academic skills and confidence for next year

What is it?

Two weeks of support to help you through your resit exams and assignments.

When is it?

The programme runs for two weeks:

Monday 26th June to Friday 7th July, 2017.

How does it work?

You will work with a personal study mentor (an experienced tutor) to:

  • help you plan your time
  • offer any help and feedback you need
  • keep you motivated throughout the week
  • help you improve your skills for next year

What else is on offer?

Optional study skills workshops are available on essay planning and writing, revision strategies, memory tips, and exam techniques – a chance to build confidence and skills for next year.

Introduction to mindfulness – free workshops

       Find out more about:

  • Improving concentration and memory
  • Managing stress and reducing anxiety
  • Strategies for keeping calm and improving study effectiveness

The student union and sports centre are providing extra free stress-busting activities for students on the Resit Programme:

  • yoga sessions
  • short massage therapy sessions – reduces tension and stress
  • dog therapy…with Rocco!

Try something new, reduce stress, and improve concentration and memory…

…and you can use the union café as a ‘study zone’

more details here soon – or contact for details.


Staff from the LRC are also available, for guidance you may need in using databases and researching, and some subject lecturers may be available for additional advice in your subject.

Comments from students about the programme:

    "...tutor has been very approachable, very helpful in giving me direction…flexible…gone out of her      way to help me"

    "…gained a lot of confidence in essay writing and lit searching…"

    "…changed my approach – can now plan realistic goals and complete on time."

    "I’m glad I did this…without it I may have left university."

Who can attend?

The programme is for undergraduate students, resitting modules as a second diet, but students sitting assessments as a first diet in August can also apply.

There are 50 places available. Priority is given to 1st and 2nd year students, who may benefit in particular as they go into 3rd year.

3rd and 4th years are also welcome to apply and, if we can, we will try and fit you in.

How do I book a place?

Complete this online booking form, and email it to the address below.

For further details or queries, please or phone 0131 474 0000 and ask for ‘ELS’ or 'Effective Learning Service’.




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