Ask the Advisors……

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We’re halfway through June which means mid-terms are upon us.  Many of you are already in the thick of it and if you are working on papers right now – we salute you!  Keep going and just remember that the 4th July holiday is just around the corner (don’t forget that school is closed that day, so try and grab some well-earned time off if you can!)

But while academics are at the forefront of our minds, it’s a good opportunity to remind ourselves of a GGU resource that we should all be familiar with.  You should have met your academic advisor within the first few weeks of your first term, so you’ll already know who to contact.  But it is really important to remember that the advisors are there all year round to give advice on anything related to your course, curriculum or class-related issues.  So, for example, if you have a family emergency and need to take some time out, your advisor should be your first port of call.  Similarly, if you have issues registering for a class, foresee a change in your path to completion or just want to make sure that you’re still on course to be where you should be, check in with them as they’re there to help.  The easiest way is to make an appointment is through GGU4U – if you have problems, use the computer near the HUB so there are people around who can walk you through it.

One thing that we mention regularly on this blog is the importance of reaching out for help.  Our last blog was about anxiety and the resources that are available through the wellness office to help you when you need a little extra support.  Likewise, when it comes to academic issues, the university is well equipped to guide and direct you and you should absolutely feel able to reach out to your advisors if you need some help.  They are all highly experienced and trained to give you the support you need!

Next week we hope to feature an interview with Caroline Griffith, President of the Psychology Club, to tell us all about the many clubs available at GGU and what they can do for you!  Until next time….

We’re halfway through June which means mid-terms are upon us.  Many of you are already in the thick of it and if you are working on papers right now – we salute you!  Keep going and just remember that the 4th July holiday is just around the corner (don’t forget that school is closed that day, so try and grab some well-earned time off if you can!)

But while academics are at the forefront of our minds, it’s a good opportunity to remind ourselves of a GGU resource that we should all be familiar with.  You should have met your academic advisor within the first few weeks of your first term, so you’ll already know who to contact.  But it is really important to remember that the advisors are there all year round to give advice on anything related to your course, curriculum or class-related issues.  So, for example, if you have a family emergency and need to take some time out, your advisor should be your first port of call.  Similarly, if you have issues registering for a class, foresee a change in your path to completion or just want to make sure that you’re still on course to be where you should be, check in with them as they’re there to help.  The easiest way is to make an appointment is through GGU4U – if you have problems, use the computer near the HUB so there are people around who can walk you through it.

One thing that we mention regularly on this blog is the importance of reaching out for help.  Our last blog was about anxiety and the resources that are available through the wellness office to help you when you need a little extra support.  Likewise, when it comes to academic issues, the university is well equipped to guide and direct you and you should absolutely feel able to reach out to your advisors if you need some help.  They are all highly experienced and trained to give you the support you need!

Next week we will be interviewing Caroline Griffith, President of the Psychology Club, to talk about the various clubs at GGU and what they can do for you!  Until next time….

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