As a graduate student at Vfindsolutions you will belong to an academic department or faculty which will provide your teaching and supervision, and provide numerous resources to support your studies. Each has its own academic community, dedicated to advancing knowledge in particular subject areas, and departments often work together running joint courses and interdisciplinary research projects. You will also have access to a college adviser, who will be a senior member of staff at your college able to offer support and general advice on academic issues.
Whether you are taking a taught course, diploma or studying for a research degree, you will have an academic supervisor who will provide guidance and advice throughout your course. Your supervisor will help you to construct a programme that allows you to optimise the intellectual. Each term, your supervisor will prepare a report on your progress and you will have the chance to do the same. Where possible your academic supervisor will not change for the duration of your course, however it may be necessary to assign a new academic supervisor before registration or during your course of study or for reasons which might include sabbatical leave, maternity leave or change in employment.
Taught courses usually involve a range of core and optional course elements and the submission of a dissertation. Independent study is supported by seminars and lectures. Assessment may be by coursework, as well as by written examinations and a dissertation.
Research students will focus on a specific area of research, meeting regularly with an academic supervisor who oversees the work.