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Personal Tutoring - A short guide for students

Personal Tutoring


This page has been set up to give students a basic guide to what your Personal Tutor is there to help you with, how often you are expected to meet, and who you can contact if you have a question about Personal Tutoring. This page can also be viewed in a pdf format.


What is the role of my Personal Tutor?

Here are the main principles that make up the nuts and bolts of the Personal Tutoring role:
  • Your Personal Tutor is your primary contact for general academic guidance and personal support
  • A Personal Tutor is there to listen to your issues or concerns sensitively and responsively
  • They will support and advise you, and sometimes signpost you to other sources of support within the School, University, or Aston Students’ Union where required
  • A Personal Tutor will endeavour to help you develop yourself and your skills, and encourage you to make the most of the opportunities available at Aston
  • They will contact you via email to arrange meetings throughout the year, but you can also contact them yourself between meetings
  • You can have a personal learning experience from somebody that knows you, so we encourage you to make the most of the support that Personal Tutors can offer

How often should I meet my Personal Tutor?

Your Personal Tutor will be in touch to arrange the first meeting, but you will have other opportunities to meet them throughout the year. Please refer to the table below to see how often you can be expected to meet with your Personal Tutor:

 

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Full Time

One scheduled meeting at the start of each year. Two further opportunities for meetings provided throughout each year.

One scheduled meeting at the start of the programme. Two further opportunities for meetings provided over the year.

Part Time

 

One scheduled meeting at the start of each year. One further meeting opportunity provided throughout each year.

 

 

I have a question about Personal Tutoring - who can I contact?

If you do not know who your tutor is, if you have not heard from your tutor, or you feel you would like a different tutor, then please contact one of the following representatives from your School:

 

Aston Business School:
John Kenny
j.kenny@aston.ac.uk

Engineering & Applied Science:
Jules Forrest
j.e.forrest@aston.ac.uk

Life & Health Sciences:
Trevor Knight
t.knight@aston.ac.uk

Languages & Social Sciences:
Margarita Seresht
m.seresht@aston.ac.uk

Joint Honours students should contact the representative from their main School.


 

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