Student Resources You Shouldn’t Forget About This Semester


A new semester always brings a sense of excitement and optimism. Refreshed and rested, students return ready to take on the next set of courses required to become talented health care professionals. Soon, the excitement can be replaced by stress as papers and projects begin piling up. When combined with personal stress at home, many students begin feeling overwhelmed.

“As students get settled into the spring semester, it is important that they remember there are a number of resources and services to assist them,” said Margret Duran, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) assistant vice president of student services.

This semester, make sure you take advantage of these great resources available to TTUHSC students.

The library

This library provides more than books, with extensive online medical databases you can access from your favorite study spot. Students can research terms, systems and academic papers using their eRaider logins. New mobile applications make looking up health topics and searching the libraries catalog even easier. Contact a librarian for help researching a particular topic for the best success.

The printing center

Before you go to a third-party printing center, make the short trip to the TTUHSC basement to see what the in-house team at the TTUHSC Printing Center can do for you. Top-quality proposals, projects, bound reports and posters can all be created using the center’s state-of-the-art equipment. The Printing Center even recently became a certified Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody printer, which means the center can produce projects of outstanding quality in a manner that is responsible for the environment.

Notary services

Student Services offers notary services to students in their office. Important documents often require notarization in order to be validated. These documents include legal and medical documents and binding agreements. For students new to the area, finding a notary can be a hassle. Should you need notary services, contact Student Services for an appointment.

Student Legal Services

Unfortunately, students may face legal issues while attending school. Any student within the Texas Tech University System may call upon the expertise of a licensed attorney through Texas Tech University Student Legal Services. Students may request representation or consultation for issues regarding landlord/tenant disputes, insurance claims, certain types of family law issues and many others. Contact Student Legal Services to determine if one of their qualified attorneys can help in your case.

Red to Black Financial Planning

While the “broke college student” may be a common expression, financial concerns cause real stress for students who are paying for tuition, class materials, housing and essentials. Recent studies have indicated financial stress is not only a reality for college students, but it is also impacting academic performance. If financial concerns are weighing heavily on you, consider contacting the Texas Tech University Red to Black program. This program is designed to help students budget better, weigh financial aid options and develop a proactive plan for managing their money through school and beyond.

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