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

You should invite students to meet at least once a term (in addition to the meeting with Part 1 tutees that must take place during Welcome Week), and arrange the meetings. These can be group or individual meetings, although all tutees should have the option of meeting with you one-one if they need to.

It is good practice to record your meetings on RISIS. At the very least you should record whether the meeting has taken place or not. You can also make notes on the content of the meetings – these notes should be agreed with the student, and will be visible to you, the student, your SDAT/DDAT, the School/Department DTL, the Head of School and Head of Department, and the SIS team.

There is now a tool on RISIS that allows you to record tutorial attendance in bulk, rather than for each student individually. Click here for instructions on how to use it.