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Background

The Personal Tutor System

The University introduced a system of Personal Tutors for all undergraduate students in September 2013 (with the exception of Medicine where the Regent scheme continues).  This Personal Tutor system provides general support to students in matters such as achievement of the Graduate Attributes, Employability, Co-curricular opportunities and feedback as well as providing a pastoral support role.  

All members of academic staff undertake a role as a personal tutor and are assigned a relatively small number of tutees from across all years of study. As far as possible, tutees will be assigned to a personal tutor from their School of study and will remain with the same personal tutor throughout their studies.  Through this continuity of contact a meaningful and supportive tutor:tutee relationship will be established. 

Implementation 

A Steering Group leads the work associated with the implementation and ongoing development of this scheme.  A Senior Personal Tutor Forum is playing a key role in the development of training and support materials as well as the implementation and operation of the scheme. 

Any Questions?

Staff who have queries about the scheme should email personaltutor@abdn.ac.uk or contact their Senior Personal Tutor who will raise the query at the Senior Personal Tutor Forum.  You may also like to look at the Frequently Asked Questions.

Senate Papers

Senate Papers and updates

  • Senate November 2014 - Student Experience Report
  • Senate update on ELIR feedback - February 2014
  • Senate update on the student experience including Personal Tutoring - November 2013
  • Senate update on Personal Tutors - June 2013
  • Senate update on Personal Tutors - May 2013
  • Senate update report on Personal Tutors - February 2013
  • Senate implementation plan for Personal Tutors - June 2012
  • Senate proposal for Personal Tutors - May 2012
Vice Principal Communication

To: All Academic Staff

Personal Tutor Scheme

As you may be aware, the Senate has approved the establishment of a Personal Tutor Scheme from the start of session 2013/14 (copy of the Senate paper). The scheme will involve all academic staff and all undergraduate students (with the exception of those on the Degree of MBChB where the Regent Scheme will continue but be informed by the Personal Tutor scheme).

The Personal Tutor role will focus on providing general support to students in matters such as achievement of the Graduate Attributes, Employability, Co-curricular opportunities and feedback as well as a pastoral support role. All members of academic staff will have a role as a personal tutor and will be assigned a relatively small number of undergraduate tutees from across all years of study. It is intended that, as far as possible, tutees will be assigned to the same personal tutor throughout their studies and that this continuity of contact will enable a more meaningful and supportive tutor:tutee relationship to be built.

A Steering Group is currently leading the work associated with the development of this new scheme. To aid in the introduction and operation of the scheme, a group of Senior Personal Tutors have been appointed, one in each School. Senior Personal Tutors will play a key role in the development of training and support materials as well as the implementation and operation of the scheme. Senior Personal Tutors Directory.

The Steering Group and the Senior Personal Tutor in your School will ensure you are kept informed of the development of the Scheme through regular updates.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email personaltutor@abdn.ac.uk or to contact your Senior Personal Tutor.

Professor Peter McGeorge

Vice-Principal (Learning and Teaching)

 

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