Personal Academic Tutoring @BBS
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.
- Student at should 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