Academic Personal Tutor programme
Having an Academic Personal Tutor for the duration of your course is an integral part of study at UWE.
From the start of the 2012/2013 Academic Year all first year students will have access to a designated personal tutor. The tutor will be an academic member of staff who will have access to information on the performance and profile of the student, allowing them to effectively support students' personal and academic development.
UWE subscribes to the National Union of Students Charter on personal tutoring.
What will the Academic Personal Tutor do?
Academic Personal Tutors are there to discuss a student's progress and provide ongoing support for the student in addition to the tuition on their programme and modules.
Generally, they will review with the student their progress, identify goals for development, and will signpost students to opportunities that may help the student in their personal development, though as each student is treated as an individual the balance of these topics will be different for each person.
Tutors will discuss and agree with the student at the first meetings how they can best support the student through their studies according to the individual needs of each student.
What should students be prepared to discuss with their Tutor?
A meeting with an Academic Personal Tutor is designed to be flexible allowing students to discuss academic concerns and queries that they wish to cover. Students will have normally agreed with their tutor what will be the main themes of discussion that will be covered in the first meetings with their Tutor.
The Tutor is there to encourage students to be able to reflect on their progress on their course and identify where they believe they need support – the Tutor can then provide that support, or direct students to other appropriate support within the University.
How will students meet with their Tutor?
How often will students be scheduled to meet their Tutor?
Are there issues that a Tutor will not be able to help with?
Will students keep the same Tutor for all their years of study?
What happens if a student feels they are not getting on with their Tutor?