Centre for Academic Practice

Courses and Workshops

Academic and Personal Tutoring

During April we are focusing on Academic and Personal Tutoring.

Throughout the month we will be offering a range of workshops, informal coffee & cake sessions and regularly posting to our blog.

Explore the workshops and coffee & cake sessions by clicking on the titles below. Please register your attendance via my.HR.

Open Forums will be held to encapsulate the topic discussions and events.

You can also participate on Twitter using the hashtag #capapril.

Workshops

Academic and Personal Tutoring - 24th April

Date: Friday 24th April 2015

Venue: KG2.21 - Keith Green Building

Time: 12:00-14:30

Presenter: Maurice Fitzgerald

As an academic and/or personal tutor, you may be the first port of call for a student in distress or difficulty. This workshop aims to give you the skills and confidence to provide more effective help for these students. The workshop will include:

-       a chance to consider the role of the academic and/or personal tutor;

-       an exploration of the kinds of academic/personal issues students might bring;

-       information on support services and resources available within the University for students and for your role as a tutor;

-       a discussion on how and when to make referrals to these support services; and

-       an examination of various academic and/or personal tutoring scenarios.

Objectives

By the end of the session, participants will have:

  • to consider how students can be supported – both in academic and personal terms – by their Personal Tutor and School/Department;
  • to examine the various roles played by Student Services, and to consider how other University resources can support students; and
  • to utilise a set of scenarios in order to generate discussions regarding the provision of academic and personal tutoring support.


Please note this is a required session for those undertaking module TCP001 (Introduction to Academic Practice), this workshop will also be of interest to established academic staff seeking to learn more about the latest academic and personal tutoring developments on campus.


During April, the Centre for Academic Practice will be focussing on ‘personal tutoring’. Explore our other activities related to this topic by searching ‘personal tutoring’ in the course name/type field.

COFFEE & CAKE SESSIONS

How Co-Tutor can support Personal Tutoring - 15th April

Date: Wednesday 15th April 2015

Venue: Design School lab LDS003

Time: 10 – 11 am

Presenter: Jenny Narborough

Recently updated, Co-Tutor is now more able to support Tutors in their work with Tutees. Co-Tutor supports the recording of information for both individuals and groups, and enables better communication channels between tutors and students. Co-Tutor also displays additional information relating to a student’s studies such as attendance information, timetables, grades etc, which can be used as indicators during the personal tutoring process. Co-Tutor is recognised by the University as an appropriate digital system to record these interactions, and retains the information in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Come along to this 1 hour informal hands on session to find out more about Co-Tutor, and how Co-Tutor can help your Personal Tutoring process.

Refreshments will be available.

Click here to book via my.HR


During April, the Centre for Academic Practice will be focussing on ‘personal tutoring’. Explore our other activities related to this topic by searching ‘personal tutoring’ in the course name/type field.

How Co-Tutor can support Personal Tutoring - 23rd April

Date: Thursday 23rd April 2015

Venue: Haslegrave Lab N004

Time: 10 – 11 am

Presenter: Jenny Narborough

Recently updated, Co-Tutor is now more able to support Tutors in their work with Tutees. Co-Tutor supports the recording of information for both individuals and groups, and enables better communication channels between tutors and students. Co-Tutor also displays additional information relating to a student’s studies such as attendance information, timetables, grades etc, which can be used as indicators during the personal tutoring process. Co-Tutor is recognised by the University as an appropriate digital system to record these interactions, and retains the information in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Come along to this 1 hour informal hands on session to find out more about Co-Tutor, and how Co-Tutor can help your Personal Tutoring process.

Refreshments will be available.


During April, the Centre for Academic Practice will be focussing on ‘personal tutoring’. Explore our other activities related to this topic by searching ‘personal tutoring’ in the course name/type field.

Peer Support Demystified

Date: Tuesday 21st April 2015

Venue: Rutland Building RUT0.02

Time: 12 – 1 pm

Presenter: Samantha Davis

This informal session will enable participants to learn how Peer Mentoring and Peer Assisted Learning schemes work. The session will also allow participants to hear about existing Peer Support activities across Loughborough University and consider notable external examples.

Come along to this session to find out how Peer Support schemes could be used in your School or Department.
Refreshments will be available.


During April, the Centre for Academic Practice will be focussing on ‘personal tutoring’. Explore our other activities related to this topic by searching ‘personal tutoring’ in the course name/type field.

CAP Forum

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