Personal tutors

One-to-one support

Your Personal Tutor can provide you with academic guidance and a context in which to reflect on your academic progress.

You may wish to discuss:

  • your previous year's results
  • how to improve your grades
  • your course choices for the present year
  • your degree plan
  • things to be thinking about for achieving your goals at university and beyond.

Your Personal Tutor may ask you to fill out a brief questionnaire ahead of your meeting to aid reflection on your academic progress.

You should keep your Personal Tutor informed of achievements and successes, which can be noted on your record and used in future letters of reference.

PPLS Personal tutoring statement

The PPLS Personal Tutoring Statement provides an outline of the School's Personal Tutor system.

Personal Tutors

You can find out who your Personal Tutor is via MyEd


How often you meet your Personal Tutor

The number of meetings you have depends on which year you are in:

First Year

4 meetings

First meeting is typically in Freshers Week (the week before your classes start).

Second Year 3 meetings
Third Year 1 meeting
Fourth Year 1 meeting

Scheduling meetings

In PPLS, it is up to you and your Personal Tutor to schedule meetings.

You are welcome to schedule meetings in addition to regular scheduled meetings. If you’d like to request an additional meeting, contact your Personal Tutor directly.

If you are off campus

You are still entitled to meet your Personal Tutor if you are:

  • studying abroad for a period;
  • on placement;
  • studying an online degree.

In these cases, you can have meetings over the telephone, by Skype (or similar), or using a web conferencing application.

Contacting your Personal Tutor

You can expect your Personal Tutor to respond to your emails within a few business days. If you have any trouble contacting your Personal Tutor, please contact the School Undergraduate Teaching Office.

Undergraduate Teaching Office


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