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Cohort Tutor

Each student in the CANES programme is allocated a Cohort Tutor at the beginning of the academic year.

The Cohort Tutor for students commencing in 2014/15 is Dr Chris Lorenz

The Cohort Tutor for students commencing in 2015/16 is Dr Alessia Annibale

The Cohort Tutor for students commencing in 2016/17 is Dr Edina Rosta

The Cohort Tutor for students commencing in 2017/18 is Dr Attila Csikasz-Nagy

You are free to discuss your studies with your Cohort Tutor and seek advice on any aspect of College life. The Cohort Tutor provides a link between you and the College, to monitor your progress, and provide support and encouragement in matters relating to your studies. They will meet with you regularly and can be consulted during their office hours or by email. 

Tutors are often called upon to write references or to speak on your behalf, so it is in your interest to maintain regular contact and keep him or her informed of your various activities and achievements. 

Meetings with the Cohort Tutor are specifically scheduled for the new cohort at the start of each term.

Any CANES student is of course welcome to see their Cohort Tutor at any other time during the year, either in the tutor's office hours or by appointment. 

Further information on the University's personal tutor system, the role of the personal tutor and students' responsibilities are available on the Student Services pages

You should be aware that there are College regulations which state that if a member of College staff knows of any activity which contravenes College regulations (e.g. drug abuse), they may need to report it to the Academic Registrar. If you wish to discuss matters of a sensitive nature, you may find it more appropriate to visit a College counsellor, who will maintain confidentiality as far as possible. 

Buddy Scheme

We have recently introduced a buddy scheme, through which new students are linked with more senior ones according to their academic background. The buddy will be able to address any query new students might have in a friendly and informal way. This provides an additional mechanism for cohort integration.

Faculty Support Services

The University provide extensive student support services, ranging from counselling, disability support and finance advice to help with visas for international students. The first point of contact for support and guidance for students is the Student Services. Details of all services, are available from the College tier of MyHandbook


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