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Making the most of your Academic Supervisor

Academic supervisors provide a crucial resource of support for students throughout their time at university. Find out more in this step.

As you would have heard from Ed in the video, supervisors provide advice on, and support for, your academic progress.

Every undergraduate student on a taught programme has an academic supervisor, who is a member of staff in their department. Your supervisor is allocated to you when you arrive and they’re there to help and advise you on all aspects of university life. You’ll meet them in your first few days at York, and there is a formal requirement that you meet every term.

It is hoped that you will become well acquainted, and will come to regard your supervisor as someone with whom you can discuss difficulties at any time. They’re there to support you, so it is important to be open and honest with them. Visit this link to find out how to get the most out of your supervision

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Think back to an earlier experience in education or in work where you had a trusted person who you could go to for advice and support when you needed it. What was it about your relationship with them that helped you? How can a good relationship with your academic supervisor help you find success after university?

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