Identifying the problem

Firstly you should try to identify the root of the problem. Ask yourself whether it involves one or more of the following:

  • the academic content / style of the course
  • the wider university
  • the overall student experience
  • personal problems such as:
    • health
    • family circumstances
    • financial issue

Depending on the nature of the concerns, they may be resolved by talking to a member of staff.

We would recommend that you talk to your Personal Tutor as soon as you have any concerns and, if appropriate, they will refer you to the Student Support Team in Student Services. Alternatively, if you prefer you can contact the Student Support Team directly. Whoever you talk to, they will listen to your concerns and give you information that could help you overcome the issues.

However, if this does not resolve the situation and you still have doubts whether you should carry on with your current studies, you may need to give further thought to the situation and consider whether you should:

  • change course at Bangor
  • take some time out from study
  • transfer to a different University
  • leave Higher Education altogether