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Finding Your Way Anna Damer Transition Coordinator. Finding Your Way. 9 .30am Coffee & Registration 10.00am Welcome & Introduction 10.10am The Transition to university 10.20 Academic Success 10.40am The Money Maze 11.00am Break 11.10am Information Services

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Finding your way anna damer transition coordinator

Finding Your WayAnna DamerTransition Coordinator

Finding your way

Finding Your Way

  • 9.30am Coffee & Registration

  • 10.00amWelcome & Introduction

  • 10.10amThe Transition to university

  • 10.20 Academic Success

  • 10.40am The Money Maze

  • 11.00am Break

  • 11.10am Information Services

  • 11.25am Virtual Learning Environment

  • 11.35am USSA

  • 11.50am Meet our Students

  • 12.15pm Campus Tours

  • 12.45pm Lunch

  • 14.00pm Close

Finding your way saturday 23rd august

Finding Your WaySaturday 23rd August

Administration al blackshaw

AdministrationAl Blackshaw

  • Is your offer UF?

  • What happens now?

Welcome week 22 26 sept

Welcome Week 22 – 26 Sept

  • Once you are ‘UF’ you will be emailed registration details

  • Use to keep you right!

  • Your activities vary dependant upon your programme of study

  • Freshers’ Week activities (run by USSA)

  • Faculty Induction (get to know your programme)

Between now and welcome week

Between now and welcome week…

  • Follow instructions on Start@Strath

  • Research UoS more thoroughly – use our website as a starting point

  • Research public transport – how long does it take you to get to campus? Does it take significantly longer at peak periods?

  • Don’t panic buy! (e.g. remember we have a huge library!)

  • …and if you need help, ask us.

Finding your way saturday 23rd august1

Finding Your WaySaturday 23rd August

Academic success alex cuthbert

Academic SuccessAlex Cuthbert

Finding your way anna damer transition coordinator

Alex Cuthbert

(Study Skills Adviser)

Studyskills@strath ac uk

  • One to one appointments for all students throughout the year

  • Workshop series covering key academic skills:

    • preparing for university study and how to find and manage information

    • managing your time and the life/study balance

    • critical thinking, active reading and academic writing

    • assignment planning and exam preparation

    • studying alongside others and how to use feedback

  • Exam boot camps and other campus pop-up activities

Studyskills@strath ac uk1

  • For further information or to make an appointment:

    tel: 0141 548 4064/4062



  • Study Skills Service, Level 6, Livingstone Tower

Finding your way anna damer transition coordinator

Introduction to Effective Learning Workshop

Freshers’ Week Event for Mature Students

Wednesday 24 September 12-2pm & 2-4pm

Mature Students Association, Level 2

Livingstone Tower, 26 Richmond Street

Sign-up today or email

Finding your way anna damer transition coordinator

Online Booking System

Click the down arrow

Finding your way anna damer transition coordinator

Study Skills Homepage

T he student experience
the ‘student experience’?

many different experiences in one…

An extraordinary journey
…an extraordinary journey.

Orientation finding out where to find things out

Orientation (finding out where to find things out)

Finding your way anna damer transition coordinator

Organisation (managing space and time)

You don’t need to be Einstein to learn how to manage space and time. Learn how to define your space and own your time.

Finding your way anna damer transition coordinator

Reading, Writing and Reviewing

  • Active reading

    • Choosing a reading style

    • Applying critical thinking

    • Less can be more

  • Academic writing

    • Plan paragraphs

    • Keep it straightforward

    • State the obvious

    • Style guides

  • Reviewing your work

    • Leave enough time

    • Make a checklist

    • Use MSWord proofing tools and assistive tech. options

Finding your way anna damer transition coordinator

Introduction to Effective Learning Workshop

Freshers’ Week Event for Mature Students

Wednesday 24 September 12-2pm& 2-4pm

Mature Students’ Association, Level 2

Livingstone Tower, 26 Richmond Street

Sign-up today or email

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Finding Your WaySaturday 23rd August

The money maze

The Money Maze

Ian MacLellan

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager

Student financial support

Student Financial Support

  • Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)

  • The University

  • Scholarships, Bursaries and Trusts

Saas funding scottish domiciled students

SAAS Funding(Scottish - domiciled Students)

  • Tuition Fees

  • Student Loan

  • Independent Students’ Bursary

  • Young Students’ Bursary

  • Supplementary Grants

Rest of uk students ruk students

Rest of UK students (RUK Students)

  • Tuition fee : up to £9,000 per year.

    Students should apply through Student Finance England/Wales/Northern Ireland for payment of tuition fee loan, means tested loan and bursary.

    Bursaries for RUK Students

  • Strathclyde Access Bursary – up to £4,250 per year where the income is £16,000 or less and works on a sliding scale up to £42,600 where a bursary of £1,000 will be awarded

  • University of the Year Bursary – award of £1,000 for those who achieve AAB in A levels (or equivalent)

  • Accommodation Bursary – £1,000 paid to all first year or new entrants who will be staying in University accommodation

The university

The University

  • Managing your money

  • The Discretionary Fund

  • The Childcare Fund

  • Lone Parent Childcare Grant

  • Emergency Aid Fund

  • Finding a job

Scholarships bursaries and trusts

Scholarships, Bursaries and Trusts

  • Scholarships

  • Bursaries

  • Trusts

Other money and discounts

Other money and discounts

  • Full time students are disregarded for Council Tax

  • Most full time students cannot claim welfare benefits. Some exceptions:

  • Single parents

  • Couples with children

  • Students with disabilities

  • Students with caring responsibilities

  • Students taking time out due to illness

  • Student loan not usually counted for CTC

  • Welfare benefits are usually unaffected by part-time study

Further information

Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)

Tel: 0300 555 0505


Student Loans Company

Tel: 0141 306 2000


Student Finance England

Tel: 0845 300 50 90

Student Finance Wales

Tel: 0845 602 8845

Student Finance Northern Ireland

Tel: 0845 600 0662

Welfare Benefits:

Further Information

Contact details

Contact details

Student Financial Support Team

Advice Centre

Level 1

McCance Building

16 Richmond Street

Glasgow G1 1XQ

  • Telephone: 0141-548-2753

  • Email:

  • Web:

Finding your way saturday 23 rd august

Finding Your WaySaturday 23rd August

An overview of library and it support

An overview of Library and IT Support

Elaine Blair, Science

Faculty Librarian

Welcome to the library
Welcome to the Library

This is a brief introduction to the Andersonian Library

What does the library offer
What does the Library offer?

  • Open 7 days of the week during term time

  • Weekday early morning and late night opening (7am-midnight) and 24/7 for exams

  • Renew and reserve books online

  • Access databases, ejournals, ebooks & exam papers from anywhere (IT password)

  • Different work environments – group and silent study space

How do i find information
How do I find information?

  • SUPrimo search

  • Easy way to search our collections

  • It’s just like Google. Type in some words

  • A lot of books and journals are now available electronically

Suprimo search
SUPrimo search

How do i start using the library
How do I start using the Library?

  • Don’t worry – the Library offers detailed and subject specific training which you can attend after you have settled into your course

How do i get help
How do I get help?

  • Email:

  • Twitter: @UniStrathLib

  • Tel: 0141 548 4444

  • Main Enquiry Desk on Level 3

  • IT Helpdesk on Level 3

  • Subject enquiry desks on 4 and 5

  • Website:

  • FAQs:

Out of hours support
Out of Hours Support

Dedicated out of hours IT and Library support is available to all customers.

To access this service please contact:


t: 0844 463 2574

University services
University Services

  • Email –MSOffice365

  • WebDrive– Home Directories

  • Pegasus – Timetable / Exam Results /Personal Details

    (mPegasus App)

  • VLE – Unified Virtual Learning Environment (MyPlace)

  • Wireless – Access to University Services using wifi

Library shop and graphics services library level 2
Library Shop and Graphics ServicesLibrary Level 2


t: (0141) 548 3569

Central teaching rooms
Central Teaching Rooms

Over 1200 campus PCs for our users

  • 600 available within the Library.

  • B/W and Colour Printing available inall PC Teaching Rooms.

  • A4, A3 printing and scanning available around Library.

    25 PC Teaching Rooms located around the


Wireless access
Wireless Access

The University wireless network is eduroam.

Configuration and authentication information is available at


Student residences
Student Residences

Wireless Network has been deployed in the social areas within Residences.

  • Each bedroom has an network point allowing access to LAN

  • Network/Ethernet cable is required and can be purchased from Library Shop and Graphic Services, cost £2

Student email
Student Email

Office365 Mail Environment

Features of Office365

  • 50GB of space to store email

  • Exchange 2010 services, including calendar, tasks, contact details

  • Access to email and calendars available from your PC, Mac, web browser and internet-enabled mobile devices

  • Email address format –

  • Mailbox can be accessed using a web browser at the following url:

  • Login using your DS and password

Software catalogue
Software Catalogue

University Recommended Software

  • Detailed list of recommended software available

  • All site licensed software available for download



Available to Fully Registered students

Ms Office 365 ProPlus

Office365 ProPlus is a service available to registered

students with an Office365 email account enabling them to

use the latest full version of Microsoft Office either on or

off campus and on their own PCs/laptops


This service is offered by Microsoft, primarily aimed at

registered students within the Faculties of Science and

Engineering, providing software design and development tools

Password reset
Password Reset

  • Know your password but want to change it?

  • Login to PEGASUSand select the ‘Change password’ link in the 'Services' section on the left hand navigation panel.

  • Don't know Your DS username and password?

  • Go to

    And follow Reset Password link


My Online Resources

A list of quick links to useful online resources used within the University of Strathclyde by students and staff

Software support
Software Support


  • Development and Training Resource Centre:


  • IT Training Services:

    • Tutor led classes, 1:1 appointments, group training

  • Contact:



Useful login authentication information
Useful Login / Authentication Information:

  • Logon to PCs around the campus with your DS username / Password (ras98156 / password)

  • Logon to MSOffice365 email with your DS and password ( / password)

  • Authenticate to EduRoam with your DS / password ( / password)