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Personal Tutors

Personal Tutors are academic staff members, usually a tutor associated with your course, who can provide you with guidance in academic matters, as well as information about where to go for any additional and specialist support you might need. Your Personal Tutor will also advise you on your progress and issues such as option choices on your degree programme. You will find the name of your Personal Tutor in MyUCLan.

WISER Study Support

WISER gives academic guidance to all students enrolled at Burnley campus. Students in all subject areas, undergraduate or postgraduate can be supported by WISER to learn how to study more effectively and write better.

Taking advantage of WISER’s academic and study skills support during your time at university will help you to grow in confidence and become an independent learner with a full range of academic skills. These formal communication skills are not only necessary for academic success but will be invaluable in future employment.

WISER provides:

  • Feedback on academic work: WISER lecturers will provide either email or face-to-face feedback on examples of your written work. This could be essays, reflective reports, reference lists, dissertations etc. Feedback may include comments and suggestions on academic language, grammar, structure and organisation of writing, and much more!

  • A drop in tutorial service: A friendly drop in service is available if you have any questions or concerns relating to academic skills or study skills. Call into the WISER office for a brief informal chat, or make an appointment for a more in-depth discussion. WISER lecturers are happy to guide you on any aspect of your academic work, such as writing, presentations, posters, research etc.

  • Academic skills workshops: A series of workshops are delivered throughout the academic year that aim to help you to improve your academic literacy skills and become a more independent learner. These workshops include: academic language, referencing, critical thinking and literature review, to name but a few.

  • Specialist study skills workshops: Alongside the academic skills workshops, study skills sessions provide you with supplementary skills, such as note-taking, time management, presentation skills and research strategies, which will enable you to study more effectively. A WISER Blackboard space provides information at your fingertips to support you in your learning journey.


You can find out more about WISER support by visiting their website, or by logging into the resources they have developed for eLearn.

For more information please email

Sports facilities

UCLan Burnley students are able to access a Burnley Leisure Gym membership which allows students to use local facilities at St Peters Health Leisure Centre based in Burnley Town Centre. Students can contact the <i> to request membership on

UCLan Careers

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At UCLan Careers we offer a one stop service to help you progress to a successful future. Whatever stage of study you are at, or whatever your future aspirations are, we can help. We are a friendly, professional and experienced team with expertise in a wide range of areas. Please take advantage of all the services we offer – UCLan Careers will be with you at every step of the journey.
To find out more and access our services please visit: UCLan Careers