Student Support

Your Personal Tutor

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught students have a Personal Tutor (PT), a member of the teaching staff who provides academic guidance and support. If you are a research student, your supervisor will provide this support.

Your Personal Tutor

You can find out who your Personal Tutor is via Euclid.

Contact: via Euclid or email

Your Personal Tutor (PT) is a member of academic staff who is a consistent point of contact for academic matters throughout your period of study.

Find out more on the Personal Tutor system and what to expect from it

Your Personal Tutor can advise on academic progress and issues that are affecting your ability to engage with your studies.

They can also signpost you to university support services, as required.

You will be invited to meet with your Personal Tutor at set points during the academic year. It is usual to have a mixture of individual and group meetings.

You can also request a meeting with your PT via EUCLID or emailing your PT directly.

The School's Personal Tutoring Statement outlines the number of meetings you should have and the responsibilities of students and Personal Tutors:


Please contact the Student Support Team if you cannot get hold of your PT.


The Senior Tutor

Fiona Murray is the Senior Tutor in the School of Health in Social Science with oversight of Personal Tutoring/Academic Advising and Student Support in the School. 

Fiona writes,

My role as Senior Tutor is to oversee the personal tutoring system across the school. This system is an important way for us to ensure that we get to know you as a student in our programmes. The University is vast and perhaps when you first arrive you might feel like you are getting a little lost in the crowd, and you might feel unknown and unseen. Our system is created so that you have academic and support staff that you come to know and that in turn will come to know you also.

We are currently changing this system across the university so you may hear different words such as Personal Tutor or Academic Advisor. Each student will be assigned to one of these members of staff. They will be visible to you and will be a port of call for advice from reflecting on your learning to thinking about your future career progression. 

We hope that you will discover that you are part of a community in the School and feel a sense of belonging after not too long.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you as a student in our programmes in the School of Health in Social Science.


If you wish to raise an issue with the Senior Tutor, please contact the Student Support Team in the first instance.


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