Every student is assigned a Personal Tutor during their first week at the University and they will be your personal tutor for the remainder of the course. Personal Tutors are there to give advice, help and support on both academic and pastoral matters that concern you. During your first year in University you should keep in touch with your personal tutor on a regular basis and you must attend a few formal meetings.
Personal Tutors are a critical element of our support system for students and you should get to know them and see them when the need arises. In addition to pastoral matters, personal tutors will often be asked about their tutees by Boards of Examiners and by companies wishing to take up references.
It is important that you feel relaxed and comfortable with your personal tutor as you will normally stay with them for the entire period of your studies. There may be occasions when you would prefer to contact someone other than your personal tutor. If this happens, you should feel free to approach any member of staff.
If you wish to change your personal tutor for any reason please discuss the matter with your course leader or contact Ben Hodgson (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).