Achieve+ is your companion for university success. This support package will give you everything you need to excel academically, socially, and professionally.

Starting university is an exciting time. We're here to support you and want to make sure you have everything you need to prepare for university study.

What is Achieve+?

Achieve+ is a support package of services and resources to help you succeed during your time here. We know starting university can bring big changes and the transition can sometimes be difficult. That’s why when you start you will receive:

How do I access Achieve+?

You don't need to apply for Achieve+. You will get the link to access the programme during your online enrolment.

Who can access Achieve+?

Achieve+ is for foundation year (Year 0) and first year (Year 1) undergraduate students. So it's available to you if you're studying either your foundation year or the first year of your undergraduate degree.

Starting university soon?

Before you join university, there are a few things you need to do. Read through our welcome and arrival information and make sure you have everything covered before you join us.

Welcome and arrival information

Achievement week

Throughout the year, there are several achievement weeks. Each week will have a series of skills development, support and extracurricular activities. Past events have included sports tasters and society sessions. As well as this, they had dissertation drop-ins and a variety of workshops in the library.

Careers service

Our friendly Careers Team can help with a wide range of things. This includes securing part-time work, CV and cover letter creation editing and support. You can also take part in online and in-person practice interviews. 

Find out more about careers and employability


Handshake is a free online platform for jobs, networking, careers fairs and advice. You'll be able to create a personalised career profile. This will allow you to find and contact businesses that you're interested in joining.

Explore the Handshake website

Preparing for university

We know you'll be eager to see what's happening when. You can view the academic calendar on our website.

When you study at university, you'll get support from both academic and support staff to help you achieve your goals. ​You'll work with a lot of different people. It’s important to understand the professional expectations and boundaries.​

Our interactive self-guided session on what to expect at university will help. It gives you information about the support available, and explains the role of different staff.

If you have a disability, long-term health condition, mental health condition and a specific learning difficulty it is really important you make the Inclusive Support team aware as soon as possible. This is so support and reasonable adjustments are in place as soon as you start your new course.

To speak to our team you can:

  • Speak with an Inclusive Support Advisor at the Student Support desks on the ground floor of the Student Centre. We're available Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 4pm.
  • Give us a call on 01772 892593 Monday – Friday
  • Email us at

If you haven’t already done so, please complete our disclosure form to provide us with more information on how best we can support you.

For further details, please take a look at the inclusive support pages.

Managing your wellbeing

You will experience lots of new and exciting things when you join us. Alongside study, socialising and the excitement of university life, it’s important to look after your wellbeing.

Chat to us

Got any questions about starting university? Our team is here to help you. Email the Student Support Team or call us on +44 (0)1772 891828.