Have you met with your Academic Tutor recently?

Your Academic Tutor is your main point of contact for all things relating to your course, and we recommend that you meet with them at least once each term to discuss your academic progress and development.

The goal of your Academic Tutor is to help you make the most of your studies and get a clear idea of what you can do to develop further. During meetings, they can help you to set goals for your academic and personal development, advise you when making decisions relating to your course and direct you to other University services where appropriate. Regular meetings with your Academic Tutor can help you to reflect on your progress and ensure that you are taking full advantage of the development opportunities available to you.

In order to fully benefit from meetings with your Academic Tutor, it helps to go in with an idea of the things you would like to talk about. If you’re not sure what to talk about or how to best prepare for your meetings, take a look at the Online Toolkit to get some ideas. You can even download an Academic Tutor Meeting Template to help you keep a record of what you spoke about in your meeting and track your progress.

If you don’t know who your Academic Tutor is, you can find out by logging into RISIS, selecting ‘Programmes and Modules’, then ‘Programme Information’. Your Support Centre should also be able to advise you.