Your Personal Tutor* will be your main point of contact regarding any concerns and queries you have as a student. He or she will welcome you to the University community if you have just arrived, and you will meet with them either in groups or individually at key points in the year to discuss your experiences as a student.

Your Personal Tutor will facilitate discussion based on recommended subjects at key contact times throughout your studies; and will be able to advise you on issues such as employability, the Graduate Attributes, and also provide an opportunity for you to discuss, for example, the feedback you have received for your academic work. He or she will highlight the support services available at the University, as well as being a key point of contact should you wish to speak to someone. Additional meetings can be arranged beyond the published schedule. 

Your Personal Tutor may set specific tasks for these meetings (asking you, for example, how you might develop your co-curricular activities). Do not hesitate to ask your Personal Tutor if you are not sure how best to prepare for a meeting, how much time to spend on preparation, or if you have anything else you wish to raise. 

Based on discussions in these meetings, your Personal Tutor will hope to help you focus sharply and reflect constructively on your overall progress and development (academic and extra-curricular); and will also be able to act as a knowledgeable referee for when it is time for you to move on from University.

Please email infohub@abdn.ac.uk for more information or if you have any questions about this scheme.

* For MBChB, BDS and PA students based up at Foresterhill, personal tutoring is run as part of the established Regent Scheme and is guided by similar principles as the Personal Tutor System. Further information on the regent scheme can be found on the home page of your MyMBChB or MyBDS website.