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Your Academic Contacts

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Your Academic Contacts

Here we provide information and guidance to you on the key academic contacts that you will come into contact with during your studies.

This ranges from academic staff who teach and deliver your programme to professional support staff here to support you throughout your learning journey.

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Programme Leader

Every programme at the University has a Programme Leader. Programme Leaders are ultimately responsible for the management and assessment of the programme from start to finish.

Programme Leaders are academics themselves who are responsible for the learning and teaching alongside the assessment methodology of the programme. Programme Leaders also actively teach modules on the programme as well as act as a conduit between students and internal/external bodies.

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Module Leader

Every programme at the University is made up of modules, and every module has a Module Leader. Module Leaders are responsible for the delivery of individual modules and will actively teach the module through the semesters that the module runs.

Module Leaders are here to support students studying the module by delivering the module, creating engaging canvas spaces, and engaging with students to assist with learning and teaching objectives.

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Personal Academic Tutor

A Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) supports students to achieve their academic and personal aspirations, and enables students to become autonomous, confident learners and engaged members of the scholarly community.

Personal Academic Tutoring is an essential part of the University's approach to welcoming new students through the Flying Start programme, and existing students as they progress through their stages of study.

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Academic Liaison Librarian

Our Academic Liaison Librarians are your expert contacts for your subject.

Your librarian will work with you and your lecturers to help you succeed in your studies. They ensure that we meet the teaching and research needs of the University. Visit your subject page to find out how to find and use key resources and how to meet your librarian.

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Progression Officer

The Progression team are here to guide you through the use of different services, systems and support available at the University of Sunderland to help you make the most of your time here.

As well as referrals from staff and students, the team are here to identify students at risk and from time to time will be in touch to offer support and guidance.

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