What is the Personal Tutoring System

The University of Aberdeen is committed to the delivery of a high quality student experience and to providing support to the diverse student body. 

The Personal Tutor role will focus on providing support to students in matters such as achievement of the Graduate Attributes, Employability, Co-curricular opportunities and feedback, overall consideration of studies and progress and being as an initial first pastoral point of contact. Most members of academic staff have a role as a personal tutor and will be assigned a number of undergraduate tutees from across all years of study, from within their own discipline so far as possible. 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.

The framework is designed to bring about more consistent quality of pastoral provision such that students feel part of a supportive community, while also helping students to monitor their progress and performance more systematically and relate these to their longer-term aspirations.