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Your Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) is designed to develop your academic skills, as well as provide an introduction to your chosen subject, and university services, systems and processes, before you embark on the rest of your degree. 

We offer lots of ways to assist your success on your IFY journey; click the options below to find out more.

  • Workshops and Drop-in sessions

    The Learning Developers run a variety of workshops, drop-in sessions, group study sessions and more throughout the year. There are all specifically tailored to IFY students and are based on the specific modules you are studying and the types of assignment you have to complete. 

    Click on the links below to find out what's on at your campus this semester. 

    If there's a workshop or an event you'd like to see but we don't currently run, or if you can't attend a workshop or event, please let us know by emailing and we'll do our best to find a solution. 

  • 1:1 Support

    As an Integrated Foundation Year student you have access to 1:1 appointments with IFY Learning Developers who are here to support your transition onto your chosen degree pathway. We can offer support on challenges and questions you might have during your Foundation year. This could include help understanding and using your feedback to develop your work, guidance you may need with assignments, your course, or just to check in with us for a chat.  

    To book an appointment with one of our Learning developers click on the link here or email


  • Resources for Independent Learning

    Our great library service includes ebooks, journals and a wide range of online resources in addition to physical resources and books. We have a library at each campus and expert staff who can help you with queries. 

    We also have a number of resources available to you if you want to work on your academic skills independently, such as:


Other Useful Services

Besides the dedicated IFY team, you also have a range of other services at your disposal, and we can help with signposting to these. Some of the key services you may find useful are listed below, just click on the link to get to their page.

  • CareersThey can help with finding a part-time job, completing applications and preparing interviews for Allied Health Programmes, and much more.
  • Money & Finance - They can help with student loan application issues, budgeting your money, and more. 
  • Mental Health and Well-being - You can arrange 1:1 confidential meetings with someone from this team, and they also have a wide range of self-help resources on their site.
  • Disability and SpLD - This team can provide specialist support to those with specific learning needs, and write up support plans to be followed.


Whatever your concern, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We are here to help ease your transition into University life and set you up for success on your academic journey. 

We look forward to working with you. 

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