Personal tutoring

Personal tutorials offered by academic staff in schools are an integral part of the pastoral and academic support for all students on taught programmes.  

The aims of the Leeds approach to personal tutoring are:

  • To support the academic, personal and professional development of students.
  • To support students in developing their independent learning and self-management.
  • To raise awareness among tutors and tutees regarding the wealth of opportunities available.
  • To students for developing graduate attributes and skills at the University of Leeds.
  • To help personal tutors and tutees articulate the student's various experiences and achievements gained through the curriculum and through co-curricular activities.
  • To embed the University values and the ethos of the Partnership into the personal tutoring system.
  • to ensure that the personal tutoring system is consistent and available equally to all taught students.

The principles of our unified approach to personal tutoring are:

  • The personal tutor will be an academic member of staff.
  • The personal tutor will play a distinctive core role in the delivery of personal tutoring, aimed at supporting the student's general academic and personal development.
  • The personal tutor will hold one-to-one meetings with tutees.
  • The one-to-one meetings will be scheduled at regular points of the academic year.
The Leeds for Life website provides tools for personal tutors and their tutees to support the personal tutoring process and to find, record and reflect on personal development opportunities.

Personal Tutoring Policy

The Personal Tutoring Policy was approved by TSEB in February 2014, and incorporates guidelines for personal tutors, students, schools and services.