The University has agreed a revised Personal  Academic Tutor Policy 

Personal tutoring @BBS at level 4 will not be linked to a module and there will no longer be year tutors.

The key elements  that students can expect:

  • A named personal tutor who (under normal circumstances)  will be the same for the duration of their students.
  • Student will be offered a minimum of 3 tutorials a year at level 4 and 2 at level 5, & 6 (combination of group and individual) to discuss engagement, progression, support and academic experience.



The Role of the Personal  Academic Tutor

  • Provides a central point of consistent contact within the academic team for the student and to foster a sense of ‘belonging’ to the University, through creating a sense of academic community with the School.
  • Provides information and guidance on Institutional processes, procedures and expectations
  • Supports students to alleviate anxiety about what is expected academically (e.g. independent study) and to aid transition to Higher Education
  • Refers students to other support services as required (SSGT, Student Services)
  • Provides a holistic support for retention, progression and success for all students
  • Supports students in regularly reviewing their academic progress and performance in line with the Personal Academic Tutoring policy
  • Supports students’ awareness and use of academic feedback.
  • Encourages students to reflect on their formal and informal learning more broadly (rather than focusing on individual modules) and how it
  • contributes to their future development and career

The plan is that you will be the Personal  Academic Tutor to your allocated students for the entire period of their study at the University. You are not a counsellor or the SSGT. Refer the student when appropriate.

Thanks to Nadia Lonsdale who helped with adding information to the staff guidence for BBS

Must read   BBS Staff Guidance   

Must Read  University Resources

Other important Resources

Personal Academic Tutor Meeting Form

Centrally available resources added Nov 18

Disability Declaration Policy 

Equality & Diversity e-learning 

Unconscious Bias e-learning 

Prevent Training

Course for Concern Framework 

Student Guidance

Student union course reps

Additional Resources

Welcome Week Material

Level 4 Tutor Outline Welcome Week Meeting

Level 4 Poster Competetion

Icebreaker activity

Level 5 Tutor Outline Welcome Week Meeting

Level 6 Tutor Outline Welcome Week Meeting