As a continuing professional development student you may be attending a one-day study event, taking an intensive week-long course, or studying one of our on-line units from the comfort of your own home. Whatever the format or method of study, we want to ensure that the experience is as enjoyable and rewarding as possbile. This page aims to provide you with information on the sources of support and guidance available to you and explains how you can access further information and resources.
All students taking continuing professional development courses have access to support from their home department. The home department is the department responsible for delivering the course. If you are undertaking more than one course, the 'home' department will be the one delivering the majority of courses being undertaken, or the initial course. Students studying towards a Professional Development award will additionally be allocated a personal tutor.
The CPD Support & Development Office at the University is also available to offer support and guidance. The CPDSDO can help with questions relating to course registration, progression to further study at the University and general advice. You can get in touch with the CPDSDO on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01225 384534.
Students on Accredited Courses
We offer an online induction package to those enrolling on one of our accredited continuing professional development courses. The online induction is designed to introduce you to the University of Bath and advise you of the information and resources available to you and how you can access these. When you enrol on an accredited course we will also provide you with access to the CPD student handbook. The CPD handboook aims to provide guidance on where to go should you need advice, inform you of University regulations and procedures, and act as a reference point for the period of your studies. Both the induction programme and handbook are available through the student Moodle site. You will be provided with a University username and password allowing you access to the Student Moodle site upon confirmation of your course booking.
The University offers a number of free study opportunities to support you in your learning.
Those new to undergraduate level study will shortly be able to take our online 'Introduction of HE' study package which helps students to develop the study skills to ensure success at higher education level study. The package covers skills such as academic writing, note taking, research, time management, and reflective practice. It is available online, and enables students to study from home in their spare time.
The MASH (Mathematics and Statistics Help) Centre can offer help with maths and statistics problems for all students at the University of Bath. They provide:
- Drop-in help for individuals with any mathematics or statistics problem in the base room 1WN3.23
- Revision sessions
- Workshops to prepare students for numerical assessment tests
- The Statistics Advisory Service - one to one sessions for help with statistics problems
- Online Drop-In sessions (coming soon)
There are also a range of workshops and training opportunities available through the Students' Union SORTED programme and the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Office, including an interactive online resource to help you develop your key skills.
If you are studying an accredited course, you will have full access to the range of facilities available at the University for the period of your studies. This includes use of the Library and Learning centre, the information technology resources, and the extensive range of recreational and sports facilities.