The Bothy

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The Bothy on Campus

The Bothy on Campus

The Bothy is our workshop and drop-in support venue. Located behind the Student Support Centre on the ground floor, you will find this to be a quiet* and welcoming space to drop-in to when you need some help with your studies. Students are also welcome to work independently in here, or to just take some time-out from the hustle and bustle of campus to sit and read a book in between lectures*.

The Bothy is staffed by Education Support Advisers and The Bothy Support Assistant, who will take a person-centred approach in helping you to develop independent skills as a learner. We aim to introduce you to techniques, resources, and technologies that will continue to support you in learning and life, even after you have completed your course! We liaise closely with staff in our Wellbeing, Student Support, and Transitions teams and will signpost you to their services whenever appropriate too.

*Please note, you can expect some conversation-level noise during workshops and group sessions, and when our staff are working with other students.

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The Bothy on Brightspace

We also provide information and resources online within The Bothy on Brightspace. We can arrange for you to have a 1-1 session with one of our advisers via Webex, and many of our workshops are delivered via Webex too, making The Bothy support just as available to students who are learning from home.

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Workshop programme

If you’re looking to get ahead with your self-development, The Bothy runs a variety of free workshops and drop-in skills sessions throughout the year, delivered by staff from our Professional Service and Academic teams. Some workshops take place in The Bothy’s workshop space, and some are delivered online via Webex. We cover mental wellbeing, assistive technology, learning hacks, maths drop-in support, English language skills, and more. Check out our current schedule in The Bothy’s Brightspace calendar here: Calendar Month View - The Bothy (

The Bothy is also the venue for various student group gatherings, such as our Neurodiverse Group and our Care Experienced Study group. New members are always welcome and meeting times can be found on our calendar.


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Drop-in study support

Feeling a bit stuck with how to format your assignment? Needing to improve your revision technique? Pop past The Bothy to speak with one of our experienced advisers. A face to face or online appointment can also be booked for a longer 1-1 session- see below to check what we can help you with.

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1-1 Guidance

What we can help you with:

  • Unpacking your assignment brief
  • Breaking a project down into manageable steps
  • Creating an assignment plan
  • Locating appropriate resources
  • Developing effective research skills
  • Planning your time
  • Structuring your coursework/assignment
  • How to reference correctly
  • How to proofread your work for errors
  • Developing effective revision skills for your learning style
  • How to prepare for assessments
  • How to use IT and assistive tools to make life easier

What we can't provide:

  • Subject-specific tuition
  • Core literacy and numeracy tuition
  • Proofreading your work for you (unless specified in a PLSP)
  • A ‘pass’ guarantee- all work remains your own