Centre for Academic Practice


Academic and Personal Tutors

  • A resource designed for staff providing academic and / or personal tutoring support to students
  • Completed

This set of frequently asked questions and the subsequent links to further materials will be reviewed in the light of 
feedback  received. Click any of the boxes below for information, then click the screen images to access the resource.

What is the University's advice on Personal Tutoring?

Academic Quality Procedures Handbook: Section 6.5

‌‌This document was last updated on 10 April 2014 by the University’s Learning and Teaching Committee. It outlines the minimum University standards required for Personal Tutoring and Academic Guidance. In addition, you might also want to note the University’s Child Protection Policy 

What support is there for a Personal Tutor?

Academic & Personal Tutoring Workshop

‌‌‌This session from the Centre for Academic Practice, titled 'The role of the Academic Guidance Adviser/Personal Tutor', allows you to identify useful resources and skills, as well as the opportunity to discuss the roles and responsibilities of Academic and Personal Tutors. Search for 'Personal tutor' on My.HR for details and dates.

What should your Personal Tutees know upon arrival?

Welcome to Loughborough Website

‌‌‌‌‌This resource was developed to support new – as well as returning – undergraduate and postgraduate students, that is prior to and upon their arrival. This resource includes direct access to the University’s Student Handbook  and it also provides a link to the Loughborough Student Charter.

What academic resources are there to support your students?

Support during your studies

‌‌These include support for Engineering and Design , English Language , Foreign Language , and Maths  students, as well as Library  resources. Beyond academic support, there is also additional support with regard to Health and welfare , as well as other resources including Design and Print Services.

What pastoral resources are there to support your Personal Tutees?

Student Services

‌‌‌These Student Services include the Careers and Employability Centre , the Centre for Faith and Spirituality, the Counselling and Disability Service (CDS)‌  (which contains the Mental Health Support Team , the Student Advice and Support Service , and the University Medical Centre.

What University systems should I know about?

Administrative Forms

‌‌‌Available through the Student Office , these Administrative Forms include the following:  Access to Learning Fund , Impaired Performance , Internal Transfer , Leave of Absence , etc. N.B. Personal Tutees should ensure that they liaise with their Personal Tutor as well as their School/Departmental Administrator on matters such as these.


‌‌Loughborough’s Student Relationship Management system allows you to communicate with, and manage the support that you offer to, your Personal Tutees.


What other links are there?

Further Useful Resources

An Academic and Personal Tutoring Community of Practice (Learn) resource was created during 2013-14 and last academic year also saw the first meeting of a Senior Tutors Forum, as well as two reports tabled at the University’s Learning and Teaching Committee (seeLTC14-P24 Personal Tutoring at Loughborough – a scoping project for LTC tabled on 10 April 2014 and LTC14-P34 Personal Tutoring at Loughborough – next steps tabled on 5 June 2014 for more details) – your  feedback  on any of these materials is very welcome.