Academic Experience

The ultimate aim of any student is to obtain the best possible degree. Students are encouraged to discover new things, develop a critical mind, question what is being taught and form new ideas.

Cherub College offers a wide variety of resources, information and advice to help you make the most of your academic experience.

Improving Studying

There are a wide range of resources available for improving your study. Whether you are having particular difficulties with a subject, or whether you just want to boost your marks it will be worthwhile finding out what is available. Cherub has a dedicated Study and Learning Support Centre. They have a large bank of study resources, including information on note taking and math support.

Help in Math

Math and Statistics are often worrisome for non-mathematics students. Although some degrees will have a greater demand for numeracy skills than others, most students find they will require math skills at some point during their degree. Cherub has a Math Support Centre offering support for mathematic problems.

English Language Support

The Department of General Education provides English language training to international students. A wide range of programmes are available, including credit bearing modules, workshops, specific language skills, and pre-sessional courses for students hoping to study for a degree.

Learn a Foreign Language

For students wishing to learn a modern foreign language whilst studying at Cherub, or improve a language they can already speak, the College offers an Evening Language Teaching programme. The courses will be displayed on the degree transcript, and in some circumstances can contribute towards a degree programme.

Using the Library

The College Library offers a whole range of services and resources - there is much more than meets the eye! You can find out how to access many of the services by using this tutorial. There are also a number of smaller departmental libraries to explore.

Combat Exam Nervousness

Whilst it is normal to be anxious about exams and assessment, for some students nerves can badly impact performance. There is some advice on how to tackle this, and you can also contact Student Services to discuss the matter with a counsellor.

Motivation and Distractions

At some point during their studies, most students either lose their motivation, or allow distractions to prevent them from studying. Short periods of low motivation or distraction are normal, however if they become more prolonged it would be a good idea to speak to someone about it. You could talk a counsellor, or have a one to one session at the Academic and Study Skills Office.

Communicating with Academic Staff

Sometimes it can be confusing knowing which member of staff you need to contact for different matters. Some students also find speaking to members of academic staff quite daunting. All of our faculty have open door policies. So feel free to stop by.

Knowing the Rules

In order for academic standards to be maintained, there are a number of regulations which must be followed by all students. These can be found in the Student Handbook, and relevant information will also be included in your module/course handbooks. It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the rules surrounding the basics like absence from classes, academic misconduct, and arranging extensions - you never know when you might need them.