Courses and resources

Academic Development: Academic and Personal Tutoring



Personal Effectiveness


Education and Research

About this course:

This workshop is offered to all staff responsible for tutoring students and will include the following themes: - An introduction for academic/personal tutors who are new to role - Having effective one-to-one conversations - Using the My Progress dashboard to record and support tutor meetings - Academic group tutorial curriculum design - An introduction to the Health, Wellbeing and Support for Study (HWSS) procedure - Focused discussion on student mental health and wellbeing It can be requested on a College-wide or discipline-specific basis, depending on numbers.

This means that the workshop can be tailored to include the elements most relevant to Tutors in those areas.

Learning outcomes:

The Intended Learning Outcome of the workshop may vary based on request, but typically as a result of attending you will able to: - Discuss the roles and responsibilities of Academic/Personal Tutor and Senior Tutor - Apply listening and questioning techniques to practice, further supporting student wellness and development - Use the 'My Progress dashboard' to record and support tutor meetings (according to your role) - Identify strategies for signposting and/or supporting students with wellbeing issues (according to your role) - Review and select appropriate themes and resources for academic group tutorials (according to your role)

Who should attend this course:

New and existing academic staff.


Michelle Trottier (Academic Developer)

Before the course:

Prospective participants will be contacted a week in advance of the workshop with recommended preparation.

The workshop preparation materials and corresponding resources are available from a designated online repository on the Exeter (Virtual) Learning Environment (ELE) at:


Resources for this workshop will be made available through the Exeter Learning Environment (ELE):

Learning provider:

This course is administered by Academic Development; please contact for queries or to request a session for Tutors in your College or discipline.

30/01/2019 Streatham: Old Library Training Room 4 (Professional Development Suite) 14:00 16:00 Free 20

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