New Academic Tutor system
We are delighted to announce that the University will be launching a new Academic Tutor system from September 2018.
The Academic Tutor system replaces the previous Personal Tutor system and has been designed following extensive consultation with students, staff, and RUSU, as well as research into similar systems at other UK universities.
All undergraduate and postgraduate taught students will be allocated an Academic Tutor – a member of academic staff in your School. For returning students this will most likely be the same member of staff who was your Personal Tutor previously.
The role of your Academic Tutor is to support your academic, personal and professional development, including academic support and study skills, assessment and feedback, and careers and employability.
A new team of dedicated Welfare Officers will work alongside the University’s existing student support services to complement the role of your Academic Tutor and provide help and advice on other topics, such as your health, wellbeing and any non-academic challenges you may face during the course of your studies.
The new system will ensure that you’re supported by specialist members of staff depending on your individual needs.
Like the previous Personal Tutor system, you should meet with your Academic Tutor at least once a term to discuss your academic progress and development.
More information on the new Academic Tutor system will be available in September.