Your Personal Tutor is perhaps your most important point of contact with the University throughout your studies.

As part of the delivery of The Way Forward: Education and Students, Professor Patricia Price, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience and Academic Standards, is leading work to enhance the academic and holistic support available to all students.

Developed in partnership with students and staff from across the University, a new Code of Practice for Personal Tutors sets out clearly what students can expect through the course of their studies, and continuing enhancement activities will ensure that all Cardiff students will benefit from individual professional support.

Dr Sally Anstey, the winner of the Personal Tutor of the Year award at the 2014 Enriching Student Life Awards, sees the role as “the most exciting and important we have”. In a series of new videos highlighting the role of the Personal Tutor at Cardiff, Dr Anstey explains:

“We’re there to help and support you with the development of your work throughout your university career. We provide advice on the knowledge, skills and approaches that you need to complete and pass assignments. The most important thing is that the Personal Tutor is there as a guide to help you achieve what you can and to the best of your ability.”

Your Personal Tutor is your key contact for academic advice, helping you to understand the feedback you receive on your work and develop strategies for continuing development. As a friendly guide to the range of support available too, your Personal Tutor will often be your first port of call when you need further specialist advice to help with any problems or difficulties that may arise. We’d recommend meeting with your Personal Tutor once a term.

Take a look at the video below to find out about how your Personal Tutor can support you.

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