Student Engagement Team

Our role is to ensure that you are happy at UCBC and engaged successfully with your studies. We can help with a range of study skills topics, which are listed below, and also provide pastoral support, offering advice and techniques to cope with the common pressures associated with studying at higher education level.

We can help with a range of study skills topics, which are listed below.

Student Engagement Team offer advice on the following topics:

Assignment writing at degree level

Advice will be provided in relation to the structuring of assignments/reports and essays.


Students will be informed about the tools that are available to enable them to effectively proof read their own work.

Presentation skills:

Guidance will be available on the use of e.g. Powerpoint and Prezi to develop visual presentations.

Help with referencing

Students will be provided with guidance hand-outs to refer to in relation to referencing.

Organisational and team management skills

Students will receive direction on systematic approaches to organisation.

Assistance will be provided in relation to using diary systems to manage time and develop a study/life balance. General strategies will be presented to plan and make more effective use of time.

Exam preparation:

Covering top tips to prepare for and maximise the students’ performance in examinations. The focus will be on practical advice as well as dealing with emotional and psychological factors.

Meet the Student Engagement Team:

Gill Piper

HE Student Experience Manager

T: 01254 292823 Mon/Wed

M: 01254 292279 Tue/Thu/Fri

Gemma Irving

HE Student Engagement Co-ordinator

T: 01254 292895

M: 07794492561

Terry King

HE Student Engagement Officer for School of Business, Law and Education

T: 01254 292144

M: 079712 752 98

Jacqueline Rimmer

HE Student Engagement Officer for the School of Health, Science and Technology

T: 01254 292829

M: 07961 298 531