The University has agreed a revised Personal  Academic Tutor Policy 

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.
  • Each student at each level of study should be offered a minimum of 3 tutorials a year (group or
    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

Two important tools

Disability Declaration Policy 

Course for Concern Framework 

Staff Guidance   underdevelopment 

Student Guidance underdevelopment