We're with you at each and every step
Once you are ready to begin your learning journey with Arden, you will complete your induction module. This tells you everything you need to know about studying online, or through blended learning.
As you progress, you will have a team of support staff giving you any guidance or help you might need. We have over 80 tutors and support staff helping students all over the world to achieve their ambitions.
Your Arden University tutors will help you through your modules and they are the first person to approach, via email, if you have any questions about your course or assignment. They will be posting thought-provoking discussions, engaging in forum conversations and hosting webinars to really help you understand your study materials.
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But our support here at Arden doesn't just involve your academic work - our Student Support Team is here for any other queries or help you may need.
Whether you need advice on how to submit your assignment, or need help to meet your course requirements, or anything else you might need assistance with, including any personal issues, Arden can support you.
While university is an exciting and rewarding time for most people, we understand that sometimes it can lead to stress and pressure, so if you're feeling the strain, or suffering from anxiety, depression, financial worries or relationship problems that could potentially affect your studies, we can offer a helping hand.
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Academic skills workshops and one-to-one support
We know that some of our students may not have been in education for some time, or simply need a confidence boost, so we’ve devised a series of workshops that run throughout the year.
Students can attend these workshops via our online portal, iLearn completely free of charge.
Subjects covered include:
- Introduction to academic writing
- Rudiments of writing
- Paraphrasing and synthesising
- Critical thinking
- Understanding plagiarism
- Reading and note taking
- Introduction to the library
- Advanced literature searching
- Referencing workshops
- Approaching assignments
- Your virtual classroom
- Identifying a research topic (dissertation)
The current timetable is available to download here.
As well as regular workshops, students can also work with Academic Skills Tutors on a one to one basis so you can ask whatever you need and develop key skills to progress in your degree. These are available to all current students via firstname.lastname@example.org
Togetherall are here to support you
All Arden University students have access to Togetherall, which includes free online welfare and wellbeing support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whether you're struggling to sleep, feeling low or stressed or find yourself unable to cope, Togetherall can help you get support, take control and feel better.
Join an online global community and receive support from trained professionals, all while remaining totally anonymous. View our privacy statement. Togetherall provides a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings, get creative and learn how to self-manage your mental health and wellbeing. Arden students can sign up here.
Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week
As part of our commitment to fully supporting our students, Arden University are proud to support Mental Health Awareness Week every year.
This year's Mental Health Awareness Week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, takes place from 10-16 May 2021.
To support this event, Arden's Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive Officer, Carl Lygo, issued a statement encouraging anyone out there who is struggling to speak out and get help through the channels provided through Arden:
Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 of us. We know that periods of change or stress can impact our mental health and at Arden University, we aim to provide help, understanding and support to our students, should they ever need it. Our students learn in a modern way, and our modes of support reflect this. Our student support staff are all Mental Health First Aiders and are readily available, whether you are an online Distance learner, or Blended learner who studies in class, as well as online.
It is encouraging that there is an ever-increasing awareness and acceptance of mental health issues in our society, especially among young people, but we should not become complacent or think we have done enough.
Here at Arden, we will always strive to provide a support network that can guide our students not only through their studies, but through anything life may throw their way during their time with us.
During Mental Health Awareness Week and every other, I encourage Arden students and employees to open themselves up to conversations about mental health, because talking is the first step to breaking a taboo which really needn’t exist.
Carl Lygo, Vice-Chancellor & CEO at Arden University