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What is an Academic Tutor?

Academic Tutors act as a key contact for their tutees within their School / Department, establishing proactive, effective and long-lasting relationships that promote positive engagement within the academic community.

Academic Tutors work in partnership with their tutees to support their academic, personal and professional development through proactive relationships and structured academic conversations informed by student data (e.g. RISIS Tutor Card) and by signposting students to specialist central services for ongoing pastoral support as appropriate.

This approach allows Academic Tutors to focus on their area of expertise, helping students to achieve academic success and develop the essential graduate attributes for employment/further study.

Read more about the role of the Academic Tutor.

Referral Flowchart

2023-24 version:

What to do in an emergency

Student Support Escalation Process (what to do  if you are concerned that a student appears distressed, is behaving differently from usual, or may pose a threat to themselves or others)