The College has a detailed guide for Personal Tutors, which is available here.
For advice on the Personal Tutor role, to exchange ideas on tutoring, or to request/suggest resources for Tutors, please email the Principal Tutor: Mark Crompton
Pastoral Support Guidance for Personal Tutors
Advice for when you have concerns about a student
The College’s guide for staff about student welfare
Support and Advisory Services contact details
Guidance on Providing References
Guidance on providing references for taught students is here.
Academic Support Guidance for Personal Tutors
For off-campus access, please ensure that VPN is activated.
You can access data about your Tutees in the Student Dashboard, and in the 'Search for a Student' area of the Dashboard there is access to a note-taking facility via the 'Tutor Notes' button. Please note that the compulsory fields must be completed in order that your record saves correctly.
You can access data about your Tutees in the Student Dashboard here. Videos about using the Dashboard are here.
There is a guide to using the note-taking facility here. The policy on staff access to the facility is here. The note-taking facility is not a means of passing on or giving access to important information to colleagues in any department, including your own or Professional Services: existing procedures should be employed for this.
In order to obtain access to the Student Dashboard and note-taking facility for the first time, please complete the Data Protection training, and email your completion certificate to Alison Wallis.
Please note you should never discuss personal information about students which is, for example, located in the student records or revealed in the course of a Personal Tutor-Tutee meeting, with other students, College staff who do not have access themselves, or non-College members such as a student’s parents. The College has a code of practice in relation to releasing information to third parties (including parents) that includes guidance on exceptional circumstances where disclosure may be necessary.
Resources for developing academic skills in tutorials
You can direct Tutees to the Centre for the Development of Academic Skills which offers free lectures, workshops, drop-ins and 1:1 tutorials on a range of key academic skills. Students can also enrich their learning at their own pace through selected online resources as well as build employability skills through Study Abroad opportunities and the Global Leadership Programme.
Advice for staff from the Disability and Dyslexia Services (DDS)
Two academic writing activities are here, with Tutor notes here. They could be used as they are, or used as a prompt for how to use examples of writing in your own academic discipline with your Tutees.
A Harvard referencing quiz is here, with Tutor notes here
A checklist for writing good academic paragraphs is here
More tutorial activity resources coming soon.
Supporting our students’ employability through the ‘E3’ framework
The Careers Aspirations Strategy: E3 framework, brings together the wide range of employability activities
and support on offer across the College into a coherent narrative for our students. This framework is shared
through Personal Tutors having careers support discussions with their tutees.
To support Personal Tutors, the Careers & Employability Service team have created online resources which
focus on the ‘Evaluate. Explore. Enact’ three-stage framework. These resources – in the form of videos and
hand sheets – have been designed to ‘dovetail’ with other careers-related Personal Tutor activities.
If you have questions about using the resources or the E3 framework, please contact the Acting Head of the Careers & Employability Service, Simon Mantell.
Resources for developing employability skills in tutorials
Guidance for Tutors on conversations about employability with their Tutees is here
Links to career choice websites, with guidance, are here
Guidance for staff in helping their Tutees with their CVs is here
A checklist for helping students with further study applications is here
A proforma for structuring discussions around developing transferable skills is here
More tutorial resources coming soon.