Group Tutorials

If you have been set a group assignment, your team may wish to book a group tutorial with us to discuss the process of agreeing and allocating work, and producing a co-authored report or presentation. We can advise on general principles, help you identify any areas where a jointly produced assignment might need more consistency, and facilitate joint decision making. If you would like to make a joint appointment with your group, please complete the Group Tutorial booking form for all members of the team who will be attending.

It is strongly advisable that all members of the group attend; we cannot act as arbiters on decisions made by individual group members or discuss the work of those not present. Please note: these tutorials are available for groups working on a jointly assessed assignment. Group tutorials are not generally suitable for students who are not working as part of a formal group assignment or project. With individual assignments, each student’s questions and goals will be different. Booking an individual tutorial will allow us to focus specifically on strategies which will suit your personal needs.

How to request a group tutorial

What we offer:

  • Appointments are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (last appointment time 4pm)
  • Appointments are available on the hour, to fit in with university teaching timetables.
  • Each group appointment offers you up to 50 minutes discussion with a tutor. Please arrive punctually as late arrival will impact on the time we can give you.
  • We will provide an up-to-date indication of appointment availability for the coming four weeks. We aren’t able to display specific available one to one slots, but will provide information about booking demand to help you plan ahead.
  • We will respond to your booking request within five working days. Please note that we are often unable to process very short-term bookings and recommend that you book a week in advance.
  • We will do our best to match your request to our tutors' availability and to help us to do so, please suggest as wide a range of possibilities as you can.
  • Submitting a request for a one to one is not confirmation that an appointment is available or that your appointment has been made.
  • We will contact the person requesting the appointment via their Newcastle University email address to confirm an appointment for a group tutorial or to let you know that we are unable to provide an appointment to match your availability and suggest alternatives.
  • If for any reason your group appointment needs to be cancelled, for example, due to staff sickness, we will do our best to contact you in a timely fashion and prioritise your request for a rescheduled appointment. We ask that the person requesting the appointment provides a phone number for this purpose.
  • Tutorials are student-centred and confidential; our aim is to help you reach your academic goals. While academic staff may refer students to our service, we do not accept referrals as a compulsory condition of progress, and will only share information about your attendence or progress with your consent.

To request a group tutorial, please complete our online booking form.



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