This website offers guidance on how to be a more effective Personal Tutor; covering both academic and personal aspects of the role.
The overarching framework for personal tutoring at the University of Leicester is set out in the Code of Practice for Personal Support for Students on Taught Programmes (updated 2018).
Academic departments operate their own models of personal tutoring within the bounds set by the Code of Practice, so you are advised to consult your departmental information and student handbooks for local context.
The University has recently launched the Personal Tutor Dashboard to support your work with tutees. This application enables you to see assignment marks and track your tutees’ progress.
If you have any questions about your role as a Personal Tutor, you should consult the Senior Tutor(s) within your department in the first instance.
The Leicester Learning Institute (LLI) has developed an online course to support the professional development of all Personal Tutors – please log in with your regular IT account and work through the three chapters of the Personal Tutoring Course. Staff new to the role should also sign up to attend one of the face-to-face workshops that are run through the year through Organisational Development. For the 19/20 academic year, these sessions will be Wed 13th November (pm) and Thursday 23rd January (am).
A Senior Tutor network meets regularly to share practice across the University. For more details, please contact the Leicester Learning Institute.
If you are looking for help and advice for your tutees, please see the links on the right and the Signposting and Referral page.
Do remember that the Student Union assigns all first year students a Peer Mentor and your tutees may prefer to talk to their Peer Mentor about an issue. Peer Mentors have access the same signposting information as staff.