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 conversations in a digital space.

- Taking account of the COVID -19 pandemic in tutoring conversations - Focused discussion on student mental health and wellbeing.

- Academic group tutorial curriculum design.

- Using the Academic Personal Tutoring Hub.

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 Academic Personal Tutoring Hub to record and support tutor meetings.

- 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.


Dr Karen Kenny (Academic Developer)

Before the course:

Please ensure that you have created your tutoring Team.

Participants should visit the Academic Personal Tutoring Hub for up to date guidance on setting up the Team and getting started in the Class Notebook associated with that Team.


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.

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