Personal Academic Tutor
Every student on every course at The University is assigned a member of staff as a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT). This person will usually be a tutor from your main subject area and they may teach you in one or more of your modules. You will meet with your Personal tutor early in the first term and at specified times during the year. You should consult the Personal Development Planning (PDP) site throughout your meetings with your personal tutor.
Your Personal Tutor is responsible for overseeing your academic and personal progress during your course and s/he will be a primary contributor to any reference which The University provides for you when you leave.
It is your right to have a Personal Tutor. You should regard your Personal Tutor as an important source of advice, certainly the first port of call for any general problems or uncertainties that you have. If for some reason you don't know who your Personal Tutor is, please contact the Student Administration Team (SAT) for your course.
Ways of contacting your Personal Tutor outside of scheduled meetings may vary depending on the tutor and your timetable, but most tutors have designated "office hours" during the week when you can consult them, or you can telephone, e-mail, or leave a message to arrange an appointment.