Student Guidance Office

The School of Applied Sciences

The Student Guidance Office is now open!

During your time at university, there might be occasions when you need support or guidance on non-academic matters and our Student Guidance & Support Officer, Katie Blow, is on hand to help.


Katie can offer advice and practical support on a wide range of matters that might be causing you to struggle with your studies. She will give you space to talk about the issues that are affecting you; you’ll be able to explore your options and discuss ways of managing the situation going forward. Katie will also be able to put you in touch with other services if you need additional help and advice.


‘Lots of students encounter problems with a whole variety of things during their studies and it's ok to ask for help. No problem is too big or too small and if I can't help you myself, I'll find someone who can help you.’


To book an appointment to see Katie or for any enquiries please email sapp.student.support@hud.ac.uk or call 01484 471037


For immediate help or out of hours support (Link)

How is this different to what we already have in place in the School?

Staff in the School Student Support Office are available to help you with many aspects of administration they are at the University. The team is on hand to help students with queries relating to, amongst other things, their modules, timetabling, attendance monitoring and academic record.


The School’s Academic Skills Tutors are here to help you strengthen their research, problem-solving, time-management and other study skills. Their focus is to support students in becoming independent learners and thinkers.


If you are not sure where you need to go, you can always ask Katie and she will help you find out.

How to Contact Katie

Katie can be found in W2|16 in the West Building. Unless she is in a meeting with another student or staff member, she is available to meet with you from 9-5 Monday to Friday during term time. However please bear in mind, she will close for lunch between 12.30-13.00 each day.


During busy periods please use the signs on the office door as a guide for appointment availability that day.

For more information about how The Student Guidance Office can help you