The Personal Tutor System is an important aspect of academic life at Exeter, and is often cited by students as one of the most valued features of support they receive. These pages are intended to act as a gateway to useful guidance, policies and resources relevant to personal tutors. In particular, you are encouraged to download whichever of the following is relevant to you.
In addition to the Manual, the Student Information Desk Online allows both staff and students to quickly find information about non-academic student support services by connecting you directly with student support advisors. The system allows both tutors and tutees to ask about services provided by the following teams: Finance, Registry, Accommodation, Study Skills Advice, Disability Support, International Student Support, Multi-faith Chaplaincy, Counselling and the Students' Guild Student Advice Unit. Enquiries are managed centrally and directed to the appropriate service, with appointments then made, where appropriate, by the team concerned.
In addition to documentary and online guidance for personal tutors, a staff development session is available, bookable through the Learning and Development webpages. For details of this workshop, contact Education Quality and Enhancement.
|Education Enhancement facilitates a Forum for Senior Tutors and other staff with a key role in relation to personal tutoring. Please contact K.Hellman@exeter.ac.uk if you are interested in attending.|
|The Code of Practice on personal tutoring aims to define the role of the personal tutor with greater clarity, and to underline the importance of personal tutoring for PGT students as well as undergraduates.|
|New resource for personal tutors: Greta Bosch, Senior Tutor in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies, has produced a video resource aimed at introducing staff to the personal tutor role. To give feedback about the video, please contact her at G.S.Bosch@exeter.ac.uk|
|Employability and Graduate Development have produced a range of resources for personal tutors, including a Career Timeline and other case study materials, all of which are intended as useful prompts for discussions with tutees. The aim is to alert students to the need for early action on career planning, and the numerous opportunities available to them to enhance their employability.|
|The NUS has produced a Charter for personal tutoring.|