Whether you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate student, your personal academic tutor is here to help you to develop, grow and succeed in your studies and research.

Every student is allocated a key named member of academic staff, from their programme of study, called a personal academic tutor (PAT).


Your PAT provides you with academic support, so together you can identify any skills you need to develop. This can include:

  • Help with reflecting on your expectations of university life and future goals.
  • Support with your transition into university and the different levels of study.
  • Discussions about any study skills you need to focus on and resources to help you.
  • Support with reviewing feedback on assignments and improving your grades.
  • Help with your personal development and identifyingskills you may need for future employability.
  • Signposting you to appropriate support services.

PATs will provide regular scheduled appointments to meet with you, either individually or in groups, face-to-face or online, at least three times per year. To find out who your personal academic tutor is, please contact your programme team.