Each school assigns a Personal Tutor to each student.
Personal Tutors are academic members of staff and their responsibility is to help students develop and maintain their wellbeing, support their academic and personal development, help them understand University practices and standards, enhance their employability, help them build a sense of community and refer them to the appropriate support services.
Personal Tutors help their tutees develop and maximize their potential.
Tutorials are led by students. Students should come prepared and willing to talk about their experiences, their successes, their plans for the future and any issues they are facing. However, tutorials are for all students, not only students who are facing difficulties.
Each school also has Senior Tutors who will support Personal Tutors and are part of the Senior Tutor Network (STN). The STN provides oversight in academic matters and pastoral care together with other key student service providers. You can find the name of your school Senior Tutor here.
Information for Students
This guide contains information about the personal tutorial system. Your school or department may also provide you with a supplement to this guide detailing particular arrangements or additional requirements concerning the personal tutorial system.
Information for Staff
This guide contains information on personal tutors’ responsibilities. You can also find further information about your duties in the Student Support section of the Quality Manual and in your school, division or departmental tutoring statements.
LCF & NAA
The Learning Community Forum (LCF) is a platform for students and teachers to communicate and discuss any issues or suggestions related to their course of studies and, more in general, their university experience. We support The Learning Community Forum with a Nottingham Advantage Award to enhance students’ employability.
My Personal Tutor
If you do not know who your personal tutor is you should contact your Faculty or School Office or the CELE Professional Services Office (CPSO) and they will put you in contact with your tutor.
There are specific services on campus to help in an emergency.