Grinds

Attending tutorials has numerous benefits, primarily stemming from the smaller class sizes that allow for more interactive engagement. Unlike in a large classroom setting, tutorials provide an opportunity to ask questions directly to the lecturer. With fewer students, the lecturer can focus more on individual needs and provide personalized attention. This individualized support is particularly advantageous compared to situations where a lecturer may have to manage a class of 100+ students. Whether you have concerns about specific course aspects, feel unprepared for exams, or simply need assistance in a particular subject, grinds can be an effective solution.

To facilitate this, the Students’ Union website offers a comprehensive service, providing a list of individuals who offer grinds to students. However, before opting for grinds in any subject, we strongly recommend consulting with your lecturer(s) or Head of Department. They can offer additional support in problematic areas of your course and possess in-depth knowledge about the course materials, which potential tutors may not have. It’s important to note that the Students’ Union does not regulate or verify the qualifications, credentials, or prices of tutors. For your safety, we highly advise students to arrange meetings with tutors in public places.

Lastly, it is crucial to establish a clear agreement on fees with the tutor before the grind takes place. By discussing and confirming the fee in advance, both parties can ensure a fair and transparent arrangement.

Remember, tutorials and grinds can significantly enhance your understanding and performance in your studies, but it’s important to exercise caution and make informed decisions.

TAKING GRINDS

Prior to using this database, students should note the following:

  • Tutors are not monitored by the Students’ Union.
  • Quality of grinds cannot be guaranteed by the Students’ Union.
  • Any fees should be agreed between the tutor and the student(s) in advance.
  • For safety reasons, students are advised to hold meetings in a public place.
  • Any student giving grinds to another student should be aware and maintain clarity of who is doing the work to ensure that accusations of academic dishonesty (plagiarism) are avoided. Tutors should avoid assisting assessed work.
  • Tutors giving grinds and students receiving grinds should be familiar the Policies of the Univeristy.

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