Students

My Personal Tutor

Taught students will have either a Personal Tutor or Student Adviser who will provide you with direct support throughout your time at University.

The Personal Tutor system will provide you with a named member of academic staff, your Personal Tutor, who will support you throughout your time at the University, giving you academic support and a route to pastoral support. 

You, as a Tutee, will work with your Personal Tutor to reflect on your academic performance, and how this contributes to your aspirations, helping you to engage as a member of a community of learners. 

You will be told by your School if you will remain with your Personal Tutor in the 2022/23 academic year. 

New student support model

The University is creating a new student support model to support students during their time here. It will deliver more consistent support for students, with enhanced teams of staff working alongside academics and other professional services staff to provide guidance and support to students.

The new model moves the University from its current personal tutor system to an adviser system in each School. Student Advisers will become the first point of contact to assist students with their studies.

The model will be rolled out as part of a phased approach. From the 2022/23 academic year, students will have either a Personal Tutor as they currently do now OR an assigned Student Adviser.

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Wellbeing support 

If you need help with your wellbeing, your Personal Tutor or Student Support Team can refer you to School Wellbeing Advisers who are there to support you if you are experiencing issues that are affecting your health, wellbeing, studies or personal life during your time at University.   

Wellbeing Advisers and your Personal Tutor can also help you navigate the University’s other wellbeing services and support networks if you need specialist advice. 

Meeting your Personal Tutor

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

Expectations

What can you expect from your Personal Tutor and what is expected as a tutee?

Personal Tutor tools

Your electronic student record is accessible through MyEd. It includes information on the programme you’re enrolled on, courses you’re registered on, and marks you’ve received.

Other School and College support

Within each School and College there are a number of other roles working in partnership with Personal Tutors to make sure the personal tutor system works for you.