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

  • There are a number of internal workshops for personal tutors and senior tutors led be a combination of staff from key services. Visit the University's Learning Management System to to view and book available sessions such as;
    • Training to use ePortfolio
    • Role of the Personal Tutor
    • Role of the Senior Tutor (information coming soon)
    • Students Vulnerability: Mental Health and Beyond
  • Student Health and Wellbeing Services provide consultancy regarding the services and support that they offer to students, covering a range of issues including mental health issues and financial difficulties.
  • The Careers Service intranet highlights the support offered to staff, including employability and enterprise support. You can also find answers to the ‘top student FAQs’ asked by students seeking careers advice, with 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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