Find out about Personal Tutoring


The College has a detailed guide for Personal Tutors, which is available here.

Guidance on Personal Tutoring in 2020-21 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



The Student Dashboard

For off-campus access to the Student Dashboard, 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.


Guidance on handling personal information

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.


Guidance on providing references for taught students

Guidance on providing references for taught students is here.


Sources of support for students' academic skills

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.

A Moodle page with CeDAS self-study resources for academic skills is here


The Library provides teaching and support to develop students’ research, referencing and critical evaluation skills. For bespoke help students can book a 1-1 session with their subject’s Information Consultant. They can also develop their skills and knowledge at their own pace with resources on the Library’s Moodle page, and Subject Guides.

Students can discover resources on LibrarySearch, and they’ll find the latest information on the Library and its services on the Library’s Intranet site.


Advice from the Disability and Dyslexia Services (DDS) 


Ideas for academic skills activities in tutorials

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


Resources for developing career skills in tutorials

Career skills: conversations and resources for Personal Tutors here