In a recent study, students cited their personal tutor as one of the main reasons they chose to remain on their course

Lochtie 2016

Personal Academic Tutoring

The Personal Academic Tutoring system at the University of Worcester sits at the heart of the student experience and can impact upon student satisfaction, retention and attainment. This relies on a consistent approach which is tailored to the specific needs of the cohort and the course itself. This web page has been produced following an exploration into the implementation of initiatives across various programmes within the University which have been used to enhance the student journey. It aims to complement the university policy and procedures on personal and academic support, providing exemplification as to how this might be achieved successfully.


The University’s approach to personal academic tutoring is grounded in a philosophy of student educational development that places a high value on induction into the University community, supporting students at key transition points, enabling students to reflect on progress and set future goals for achievement academically and for employability, and to become autonomous learners. The Personal Academic Tutor system is intended to provide a stable, holistic and developmental form of support for individual students that is course related. 


Paperwork and practical examples to help plan personal academic tutoring  

Links to Student Services

To signpost students to additional support 


An overview of the guiding principles and links to policy

Examples of Practice

Examples of best practice drawn from courses across the University