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Academic Coaches

We act as personal tutors to Level Three and Four students, providing academic support and pastoral care, to improve engagement and facilitate independent learning whilst enabling students to gain transferable skills for future employment.

Contact or find your Academic Coach:

Select your faculty to see which coach is allocated to your school/subject.

You will meet your Academic Coach during Welcome Week and will be provided with contact information during your induction.

For general enquiries please contact

MX005 Academic Coach Hub: 

Kellie Bradley: Specialist Business

Sarah Byrne: Wolverhampton School of Art

Deborah Dallison: Criminology, Deaf Studies, Fire and Rescue, Interpreting, , Sociology and Social Policy

Mark Goddard: International Business

Gurpreet Johal: International Business

Connor Langley: School of Performing Arts, Wolverhampton Law School

Lauren Newman: History, Politics & War Studies and School of Humanities

Patricia Osborne: International Business

Matt Pearce: Business Management, Business Joints, HND, Policing & Intelligence

Alex Robottom: International Business


Arifa Dar: School of Pharmacy (MPharm)

Holly Herzberg: School of Science

Ameena Khan: School of Architecture and Built Environment

Rob Worley: School of Engineering

Sarah Zacharek: School of Maths and Computer Science

 Coaches' Kitchen is about gathering around in our virtual kitchens, crying over onions, exchanging stories, asking questions, and enjoying the company. Students are welcome to join in with the cooking if you feel up to it, or you're welcome to simply put your headphones in and pretend you're not alone in your house for a couple of hours.

There’s just something really comforting about food really ain’t there?

Join your Academic Coaches on the last Wednesday of each month. You can follow Coaches Kitchen on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

You may also enrol onto the Canvas topic to receive regular announcements and updates on activities to be aware of.

Global Lounge is for all students looking for an opportunity to learn about and share different cultures. It is a friendly space for conversation around a 'theme' that we announce ahead of time. You’re welcome to attend with a story or images prepared to share, or to just listen in to what others have to say.

People with interest in practising their English speaking and listening skills have the opportunity for everyday practice and mentorship to build language confidence, and we also get to celebrate our hugely diverse student and staff body by learning about each other and our backgrounds.

Enrol onto this Canvas topic to receive regular announcements and updates upcoming Global Lounge events.

Yes you do! You will not be able to find their details located on your eVision but can find them located using your faculty page above and seeing which coach is allocated to your school/subject.

In your first few weeks we will work with you to identify the skills that you wish to develop over the course of your degree. We will then look at ways in which you can enhance these skills through a variety of activities such as attending workshops at the University Library.

We will also help you understand assessment terminology and get to grips with academic skills such as referencing and summarising.

After receiving your results and feedback, we will help you understand what your feedback means and how you can use this feedback effectively when approaching your next set of assessments.

Your academic coach is a former university graduate; we understand what pressures students can face when studying and that no two higher education journeys are the same. If you experience circumstances that affect your studies, we can sit and discuss the best option for you as well as refer you to wider university departments that can also provide support.

Yes! Under the University’s Engagement Policy – all new students must meet with their Academic Coach within the first 50 Days of their course starting or risk withdrawal from their studies. Further information on the Engagement Policy can be found here:

You can book a meeting through our Student Appointment Management System or SAMS for short. SAMS (Student Appointment Management System) is an easy to use electronic diary system that enables students and staff to manage their meetings.

How to book an appointment?

  • visit 
  • access MyWLV app or
  • click the SAMS icon on any University PC

SAMS is easy to use but if you do struggle, please watch this helpful video:

I am a distance learning/apprenticeship student and have been allocated an Academic Coach; do I have to come on to campus for an appointment?

No, we can also conduct appointments via telephone or SKYPE. If you are studying an apprenticeship or distance learning degree then your Academic Coach will be in touch to arrange this.

Now that you’ve successfully moved to Level Five you will no longer have an Academic Coach but will be allocated to an Academic Personal Tutor. Their details can be found in eVision where you previously found your Academic Coach’s details.

We will help you navigate university systems (such as Canvas, SAMS and eVision) as well as help you to understand university assessment strategies, policies, regulations and terminology.

We work closely with The Workplace to provide support on employment whilst studying, placements and Study Abroad opportunities. We will also help with day to day university queries and general pastoral support.

Student Support & Wellbeing

University of Wolverhampton
MI001, Alan Turing Building
Wulfruna Street

Tel: (01902) 32 1074

Online Contact form

Use the above contact form for any of these servcies:

Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice (including counselling support)

Funding Support Team - tel: (01902) 321070; email

Chaplaincy - tel: (01902) 322904; email

All aspects of student administration for research, TNE (transnational education) and distance learning students will be coordinated through the S.T.a.R (Student Transnational and Research) Office.

Please contact your Academic Coach using the details provided in either eVision or via the Faculty Academic Coach page.