St Margaret’s has an impressive academic record and consistently achieves some of the highest average grade point averages (GPAs) across the 14 undergraduate colleges at the University. This is accomplished through its system of highly regarded tutorials and mentor groups.
The College runs tutorials for a large number of first-year courses, including all first-year health sciences papers, and some second-year papers.
Our Tutorial Co-ordinator plays a key role in organising the tutorials which are given by highly competent tutors, often from within the same University department as the course being tutored.
Larger tutorials occur in our well-equipped Study Centre, while our two small tutorial rooms are used for papers with small numbers of Members. These rooms also double as group study spaces.
Unlike other colleges, St Margaret’s has a high number of returning Members each year who act as mentors for first-year Members.
Our Mentor Co-ordinator facilitates mentor groups led by returning Members to help answer questions and point Members toward other helpful resources. We try to match up groups of Members in a particular course or paper to a returning student who has experience in the paper.
Mentor groups are a great place to ask those curly questions and go through past exam papers. Returning Members can also give advice on general study techniques.
As well as our tutorials and mentor groups, there are a number of other options that help our Members thrive at University.
Our many returning Members are more than happy to talk to first-year Members about courses they have taken and give advice on particular problems. A list of all the previous papers taken by returning Members is made available, so first-year Members know who to contact.
At the start of the year the team of St Margaret’s College Leaders team run a session on Study Skills and hints for University study. We can arrange extra help for those who find they need it in particularly difficult subjects.
The Master and Deputy Master are also available to assist Members with study advice.