Students

Meeting your Personal Tutor

You will have a number of scheduled meetings with your Personal Tutor each academic year.

In most Schools, your initial meeting will be during Induction (Freshers) week or week 1 of semester 1. There will be information in your School’s Personal Tutoring Statement about arrangements for meeting your Personal Tutors.

Undergraduate Students

During your early years at the University your School will schedule meetings to enable you to settle in and build a rapport with your Personal Tutor.  In first year your School will schedule four meetings with your Personal Tutor (at least two of which will be individual one-to-one meetings) followed by three meetings in second year (at least one of which will be an individual one-to-one meeting).   

Contact will gradually become less formal in the latter years of study with one scheduled meeting in each subsequent year.  However, you are actively encouraged to schedule meetings with your Personal Tutor as required throughout your time at the University.

Postgraduate Taught Students

You will have at least two individual meetings with your Personal Tutor in the taught part of your degree programme and one individual meeting in the research part. You will also be involved in at least two group meetings (in the taught part of your degree programme) and other activities designed to support your development as a member of an academic community.  As well as these scheduled meetings you are encouraged to arrange additional meetings with your Personal Tutor as required throughout your time at the University. 

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