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Q. Can you sleep in the library?

Q. What is my registration number?

Q. How do I find out tutors' office hours?

Q. How do I find out who my Personal Tutor is?

Q. Can you remind me how to get my library pin?


Q. Who do I see to change degree?

Q. What do I do if I want to change module?

Q. How competitive is it to try and qualify for study abroad?

Q. What will I need to be able to do a postgraduate degree?


Q. When do seminars start?

Q. When are the history reading weeks?

Q. How do I know which seminar group I am in?

Q. I am an English Literature & History student: do I still receive my reading week for my English course?

Q. What do you do if you're ill for a seminar or lecture? Who do you tell? Is there any way of catching up?

Q. If I have a lecture only a couple of hours before a seminar, will I have to cram in loads of work in between?


Q. Can I submit an essay by email?

Q. Where can I get past examination papers?

Q. Are essays submitted by name or registration number?

Q. Who do I speak to about an extension to the deadline for coursework?