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Personal tutoring

About this topic

This topic offers examples of good practice for the range of approaches to personal tutoring undertaken across the university.

The personal tutor system provides every student with a direct academic contact in their chosen discipline, and allows teaching staff to engage with students.

The personal tutor is expected to do the following:

  • provide contructive advice and feedback on academic progress
  • provide pastoral support and, where appropriate, direct students to specialist sources of support
  • promote professional practice
  • discuss employability and career aspirations.

These resources provide insight into ways in which effective personal tutoring can support students to reflect upon their personal development, grow as independent learners, and equip with them with the skills and confidence to achieve their potential, both within their university studies and beyond.


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