The University is to launch its new Personal Tutor system at the start of the academic year as part of its ongoing commitment to enhancing the student experience.
The new initiative strives to offer students a complete package of academic and pastoral support to ensure that they are well equipped to get the most out of their time at the University - across all aspects of student activity.
The Personal Tutor system will formalise two-way contact between tutor and tutee to maximise students’ academic and non-academic performance throughout their University career and beyond.
Students will be encouraged to take more responsibility for their learning with the benefits that they will:
Personal Tutors will work with tutees individually and in groups to help them develop the graduate attributes that can contribute to their longer-term goals.
The Personal Tutor system replaces the previous Director of Studies system.
We're really excited about the implementation of Personal Tutors this year, the system has the potential to answer serious student concerns and is an opportunity to give students clarity on where they should go for support. In the coming year we're looking forward to working in partnership with the University to get the best from these changes.
EUSA Vice President (Academic Affairs)
The Personal Tutor system marks the beginning of the University’s three-year phased Enhancing Student Support initiative.
Supported by around £4 million investment, the initiative will deliver a range of projects and strategies designed to place students at the centre of their learning.
This initiative provides students with a 21st-century student-support infrastructure; online digital tools to enable greater engagement; and ownership of their student experience.
Professor Ian Pirie
Assistant Principal Learning and Development
This article was published on Sep 6, 2012