Personal academic tutoring

Your one-to-ones

We are committed to implementing a new system of personal academic tutoring (PAT) for all undergraduate students. We recognise the value to students in having allocated time to engage with an academic member of staff on an individual basis, to discuss their academic progress, university experience and professional aspirations.

Personal academic tutoring offers academic staff the opportunity to work with students on an individual level in order to foster academic challenge and to ensure that students feel stretched but confident to achieve their academic/professional goals. Personal academic tutorials are the ideal environment for the student experience to be felt in an individualised way, with uniquely tailored opportunities to encourage transformational learning.

a tutorial with a student and academic

Our Personal Academic Tutoring policy (2018-2021) outlines the purpose, principles and requirements of the University's approach. It is designed to support student retention, progression and graduate employability by staff and students working together to create academic and professional goals.

Training for PAT began in September and is mandatory for all staff. Please book on to your college session as appropriate. Sessions are available for September and more dates will follow. The PAT training slides used in these sessions are available to view. In addition the following resources are for guidance and represent the types of questions that should be asked during your meetings with students:

 

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