Being an Adviser Being an Adviser

AdvisingMany academic staff at UEA will act as Personal Advisers to a number of undergraduate and postgraduate taught students. Some may also advise postgraduate research students but the information below refers to advising of taught students.

Personal Advisers will meet with each of their advisees at least 3 times a year to monitor an advisee’s academic progress Students may also come to you more frequently if they are having difficulties either with either academic or pastoral matters. Students often seek advice on module enrolment from their Adviser and Advisers often act as referees for a student's future employers or applications for further study.

The Dean of Student's Office provides a range of resources to support staff in advising roles. You should familiarise yourself with the UEA Advising Policy. The leaflets Advising: a guide for academic staff and Advising: a guide for administrative and support staff may also be useful or refer to the Dean of Students pages for a full range of documents.

Students can find out who their Adviser is through their e:Vision. Similarly, staff can look up details of both the students they personally advise or the Personal Advisers for other students at UEA through e:Vision. Look for the box below on your e:Vision homepage.
The Dean of Students’ Office offers advice to any member of staff concerned about a student. For further information contact the Dean of Students’ Office x2761; email dos@uea.ac.uk.
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For those new to advising, or those wishing to refresh their skills, training is available through the Centre for Staff and Educational Development (CSED). Click here to find out more.

Advisees will often approach their Adviser for support with Module choice, and enrolment and in some Schools, it is a requirement to do so. Further information for Academic staff on this process can be found here.