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Academic Resources

Your Taught Programme Office 

Each college at Brunel University London has a Taught Programmes Office (TPO) in place to support and guide you through all your academic related queries. Your TPO office can help with:

  • Viewing your timetable & seminar groups
  • Support using Blackboard Learn / WISEflow
  • The College Student Handbook
  • Assistance with module changes / programme changes
  • Assistance with assessment submissions

Your College Handbook

Each College has a handbook and you should familiarise yourself with yours to understand academic regulations, how your department is run, and what's expected of you during your studies. 

You should read your handbook and contact your TPO if have any queries about your course before you arrive. Check out which college covers your chosen subject, find your TPO and access your handbook by choosing a college below.

College of Business, Arts, and Social Sciences 

The College of Business, Arts, and Social Sciences (CBASS)  is made up of six departments and is home to two Taught Programmes Offices, who provide you with academic support. These offices are located in the Eastern Gateway Building and the Gaskell Building with each one providing direct support to three departments.

For more information and guidance, please have a look at your College Handbook. Please see below for a breakdown of the College's departments and the TPO that supports them: 

Eastern Gateway Building (ESGW TPO):

  • Department of Economics and Finance
  • Brunel Business School
  • Brunel Law School

Email: CBASS-TPO-ESGW@brunel.ac.uk            Tel: +44 (0)1895 267007 

Gaskell Building (GASK TPO):

  • Department of Arts and Humanities
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Social and Political Sciences

Email: CBASS-TPO-GASK@brunel.ac.uk             Tel: +44 (0)1895 267914

College of Engineering, Design, and Physical Sciences

The College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences (CEDPS) is made up of seven departments which are supported by two Taught Programmes Offices. 

The staff within the Taught Programmes Offices are able to support and advise you on any issue you have with your studies, and where necessary, refer you to other personal or academic support teams within the College or University. These teams are located in different offices within the Michael Sterling Building with each one providing support to different departments within the College. 

For more information and guidance, please have a look at your College Handbook.

Please see below for a breakdown of the different College departments and the TPO that supports them, along with their contact details:

Michael Sterling, room 055 (front of building):

Michael Sterling, room 056 (back of building):

College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

The College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (CHMLS)  is split into two departments: Health Sciences and Life Sciences, with each having a separate Taught Programmes Office. 

For more information and guidance, please have a look at your College Handbook.

Department of Health Sciences, Mary Seacole building, room 112:

Please email CHMLS-TPO-HS@brunel.ac.uk for all queries on the below courses.

  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Physician Associate 
  • Public Health and Health Promotion 
  • Advanced Clinical Practice 
  • Social Work 
  • Specialist Community and Public Health Nursing 

Department of Life Sciences , Heinz Wolf building, room 020:

The Library

Brunel's Library is located in the Bannerman Centre, in the centre of campus. We provide electronic and print books and journals, both academic and professional, to support you in your studies. Other resources include financial databases, standards, the Law Library and other specialist online resources relevant to all disciplines studied at Brunel. Rapid and straightforward access to your required and recommended reading is available via the online reading list system.

We provide various types of study space – all spaces currently need to be booked in advance – numerous pc workstations and Wi-Fi. The Academic Liaison Librarian for your subject works with your department to ensure the Library collections and services meet students’ needs. Your Academic Liaison Librarian can provide support on a range of topics including referencing (citation), literature searching and using databases.

To find out more, please take a look at our Online Library Welcome Guide

The main Library pages can give you much more information, and you can see the latest news about library opening and accessibility in this guide.

We hope you enjoy being at Brunel. Please email us – library@brunel.ac.uk – if you have any queries.

Academic Skills Service (ASK)

ASK can support you by helping to develop your skills needed to learn independently and thrive academically as your transition into univeristy life, whatever their level or subject.

We have events throughout the year to help you develop your maths, statistics, writing or study skills or you can make an appointment to see one of our advisers.

Find out more about ASK in our video below and view our information on BruNet here.

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

PAL is led by our current students to help you transition into your first year of university life. The sessions are designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop your independent study skills required for successful university study, discuss course content with your peers, ask questions about university life and build friendships in a safe environment. PAL sessions are informal and only available to you in your first year and will be hosted solely online in 2020-2021. Watch our video below and find out more here.

Study Skills

There are other external resoruces that you can access if you wish to brush up on your skills before arriving at university. The Open University and FutureLearn have published content dedicated to improving study skills, including online courses on taking your first steps in higher education and preparing for success at University. Other examples include courses on essay writing skills, time management and making online studying more effective.