How can academics look after their student’s wellbeing effectively if they have mental health problems that are not being supported adequately?
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Personal tutoring and that gym membership analogy
Why the 'gym membership analogy of higher education' is too simplistic?
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Personal Academic Tutoring at Birmingham University
At the University of Birmingham, every undergraduate and taught postgraduate has a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT). The role of the PAT is to support academic progress and personal development throughout a student’s University career (University of Birmingham, Code of Practice for Personal Academic Tutors, 2019). Personal Academic Tutoring is an anchor for students; it puts stude ...
Personal Tutors - Supporting Heroes
We hear the phrase student journey a lot in higher education, and the notion that learning is transformative, but how often do we stop to remember what that journey is like or how the transformation happens? Yesterday I had the privilege of chairing some sessions at UP North, our annual learning and teaching conference. One of the sessions, presented by Robert Farmer of Northa ...
10 Top Tips for Effective Personal Tutoring
Personal tutoring is often perceived as some kind of lost or elusive art to master: there are few rules and regulations and plenty of disputes over what exactly it is and how it should be structured. The topic certainly polarises: we hear stories of “good” and “bad” tutoring, colleagues who value it and meet their commitments and colleagues who don’t do either. Yet personal t ...