Academic Advising for Personal Tutors Workshop


Course description


The University recognises that an effective personal tutoring system is one element of the highest quality student learning experience (Learning Strategy 2017 – 2021). Personal Tutors play a pivotal role in developing students’ sense of belonging and supporting successful transition through the programme at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. This workshop supplements our online resources and will provide practical ideas for effective personal tutoring.


Thursday, 23 January 2020 (9.30am – 12.30pm)

What will I get out of this course?

Relevant University regulations and Code of Practice, practical ideas about the types of situation that arise, how to support your students with academic related issues.

Who is it for?

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand own role within the UoL personal tutoring system
  • Practice a range of questioning/conversational techniques to help aid academic advising
  • Anticipate and respond to more challenging academic-related problems and concerns students might raise
What will I get out of this course?

This session is for staff who are new to the role of Personal Tutor at UoL

Participant preparation needed?

Participants are asked to familiarise themselves with the web resource prior to attending.

Additional Information None.
What prior experience do I need? None.
Formal assessment? None.
Facilitator(s) Caroline Smith & Steve Rooney (Leicester Learning Institute)
Delegate places

Maximum 15 delegates
Minimum 3 delegates

How to make
your reservation


Please email the Leicester Learning Institute at with the date you wish to attend and include your full name, department and IT account details.

Please ensure this training has been approved by your Line Manager/Supervisor and you have permission to attend on the date specified.

Registration closes 48 hours prior to the event.

About the workshop content:
Contact Caroline Smith (Leicester Learning Institute)

About the workshop arrangements:
Contact Leicester Learning Institute e-mail: / tel: (0116) 252 5020.

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About Us

Location, where are we?

Organisational Development,
Division of Human Resources,
University of Leicester,
Room 004 (ground floor),
Astley Clarke Building,
University Road,
Leicester, LE1 7RH





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