Whether you’re in your first year or final year, it’s ok to feel stressed about upcoming assessments. We’re on hand to help you achieve your best from online academic guidance to tailored workshops and one-to-one support with your mental health.
Key sources of support available to you as a student of The University of Manchester:
- My Learning Essentials’ online resources to help you tackle assignments
- My Learning Essentials’ workshops on tackling assignments
- The Library’s online chat facility, Library chat (see the little yellow box to the right of the screen)
- Academic support resources
- Mental health support
Be aware of outside individuals and companies
When it comes to support for your studies, the University has a whole host of support on offer, which means you won’t need to pay for help. However, there are individuals and companies outside of the University that try to exploit students in need of help by offering things like ‘essay writing help’, ‘study resources’, ‘free summaries and answers’ or ‘tutoring’. Please do not engage with these companies.
Presenting someone else’s work for assessment as if it is your own is wrong and is a form of academic malpractice – a type of cheating. In fact, in England it’s illegal to provide or to advertise a cheating service for students.
Do your best
You should not need to seek support from anyone outside of the University when completing assessments. Instead, you should explore our comprehensive support offer. The University knows that all students face challenges, and so has many sources of genuine support and advice available to you. If you’re feeling stuck and don’t know where to start, a good place to begin is by checking out the University’s Academic Support webpages, where you will be able to locate helpful resources and guidance.
Remember: we want you to succeed and do your best! You don’t need to go outside for help.
For more information about what counts as academic malpractice, see the Avoiding Academic Malpractice guide for students, or speak to staff in the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons, your lecturers, or your Academic Advisor.
Students or staff can report concerns about a website that enables, or appears to enable, academic malpractice to firstname.lastname@example.org