Other Support Available
Personal tutors and academic counsellors
You should be assigned a personal tutor, who is responsible for advising you on all matters relating to the academic aspects of your course and your progress on it. E:vision will be able to tell you who your personal tutor is. Faculties also have Programme Advisers to help students plan their programme of study and sort out any difficulties.
Study Skills Advisers
Study Skills Advisers are available to give you one-to-one advice on your academic work. They can give you general advice and help or can focus on a specific problem. They are situated in the Learning Centres and can be booked through the Learning Centres' reception. More information can be found here.
Student Support and Wellbeing (SSW)
The Student Supoprt and Wellbeing office supports deaf, dyslexic and disabled students through their time at University. They are based on the ground floor of the Alan Turing (MI) Building on City Campus.
Once a student has been assessed for their disability, a Tutor Awareness Sheet (TAS) should be made available to relevant staff via e:Vision
The TAS outlines the adjustments that academic staff and service departments are required to make based on the individual needs and assessment of students with physical, psychological or sensory impairments.
The TAS is available as a confidential electronic document on e:Vision providing clear details of recommended adjustments for Teaching & Learning, Examinations & In-Class test arrangements as well as requirements within Residential Services, Learning & Information Centres and plans for emergency evacuations (PEEPs).
Students are encouraged to confirm that their recommendations outlined within their TAS is accurate and are encouraged to contact the SEC as early as possible if there are discrepancies to the support.
A TAS is made available to Faculty Enabling Tutor, Module Leaders, and relevant staff members within service departments. Staff access to the TAS is available on a confidential ‘need to know’ basis and every effort is made to ensure that only relevant information concerning reasonable adjustments is communicated.
Canvas is the University of Wolverhampton’s new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that replaced WOLF and WLVglobal from the academic year 2017/18.
Canvas is used by students and staff to support learning and teaching activities, including access to online learning materials and module activities such as discussions, quizzes and assignments.
You can access Canvas in the following ways:
- The Student Portal (myWLV), applicable for taught on-campus undergraduate, postgraduate and postgraduate research students
- By going to https://canvas.wlv.ac.uk/
- By opening the Canvas desktop icon, available on all University Windows computers, which looks like this
- By downloading the ‘Canvas’ app on Apple (iOS) and Android mobile devices:
You log in to Canvas using your University IT credentials, e.g. your University email address or user ID and password.
To view all of your modules, click on the ‘Courses’ button on the left-hand menu and then click on ‘All courses’.
If you cannot see your modules or you see the wrong ones, or are experiencing issues with your enrolment and/or module registration, contact your Faculty Student Services Officer or log a call directly using the e:Vision helpdesk
Remember...These platforms have been developed with the student in mind to offer you the best learning experience possible and enable you to leave the University as a digitally literate, knowledgeable, enterprising global citizen. Be proactive and make the most of them … they are there for YOU!!
Student Counselling Services
The University Student Counselling Services provide a free service to all students who want to talk confidentially about issues affecting their personal life. They offer a drop in, workshops and online self-help guides.