Personal tutoring

Every undergraduate and taught postgraduate student at the University has a personal tutor. This member of staff supports the student's personal and general academic development and provides a personalised point of contact with the University.

The Framework for Personal Tutoring, sets out the minimum standard for personal tutoring arrangements across the institution. It outlines the role of the personal tutor for staff and the role of the tutee for students.


Resources for Personal Tutors

Staff member at Newcastle University talking with a studentThere are a number of resources available to support personal tutors, including:

Support for Personal Tutors

  • We offer a number of workshops for personal tutors and senior tutors. View and book available sessions.
  • An online training module for Senior Tutors is also available, details can be obtained from Organisational Development:
  • The Student Wellbeing Service provides staff training and consultancy about the services and support that they offer to students, covering a range of issues including mental health issues and financial difficulties.
  • The Careers Service has provided a suite of resources to support personal tutors and a separate document with answers to the 'top student FAQs' asked by students seeking careers advice, containing information and links that may be helpful.
  • NUIT provides IT accessibility information for students with dyslexia or disabilities

Senior Tutors

Resources for Students

Students should view information for students and also consult their School or Degree Programme Handbook for details about tutoring arrangements relevant to their programmes.

How LTDS can help:

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