As a Personal Academic Tutor, you should be familiar with any course-based activities and advice designed to develop students’ ability to learn effectively. You may want to refer to these during tutorials. This website also includes some additional Resources to use with Students that could be used during a tutorial.
In addition, be aware of the University’s central resources and services to support student learning. From the “Your Learning” main page students can find a range of information about the services available to support students with assignments, research and library skills, digital skills, academic writing, maths and statistics, language development, giving presentations, and group work. These include:
- The Centre for Academic English Language Development (CAELD) has a team of tutors across all academic subjects to help students work on their skills in workshops and small group seminars, or they can book some one-to-one time to go over a particular area.
- UPDATE October 2021. CAELD is evolving into a new Brighton Study Skills Hub. More details here https://unibrightonac.sharepoint.com/sites/bssh
- CAELD’s Writing Advisory Service provides personalised feedback on written work throughout the year. Students can get comments from an experienced academic tutor on the organisation and clarity of ideas, academic style and frequent language mistakes.
- One-to-one academic writing sessions with a professional writer The Royal Literary Fund places professional writers in universities to offer writing support to students. Fellows can help students at all levels of study, undergraduate and postgraduate, to improve and even enjoy their writing.
- Mathematics and statistics support is designed to improve students’ relationship with maths and stats by using a diverse range of online resources, as well as offering drop-in sessions for one-to-one support.
Other online resources can be found on the “Build Your Study & Digital Skills“ web page (opens in a new tab). include advice for new students on getting set up for study, help with remote learning, and links to a wide range of study skills resources, including LinkedIn Learning – a library of high-quality video tutorials on a wide range of software, business and personal development topics. Students’ University account gives them access to all of it for free.
Help is also available through the Libraries, Media and Computing service. Students can drop in at their campus Library Help Desks. or contact their Information Adviser to discuss any more complex needs. The library staff can arrange one-to-ones, sessions for groups, or work with students’ course tutors to include sessions in their course.
Assessments and academic work
For any students having problems with academic assessments, be aware of university procedures for Mitigating Circumstances appeals.
(Please note that the Mitigating Circumstances process will be transferred to a single office for the start of academic year 2021/22 and will become known as ‘Additional Consideration’. For further details of approved process changes please see Academic Board paper. A series of briefings will take place in the new academic year.)