Training, support and guidance for personal tutors

The Academic Practice Team within CLIPP provides support to staff in their professional development and deliver CPD sessions exploring various aspects of personal tutoring. Focused on the current university policy, topics such as overcoming barriers to learning; supporting students in crisis; and using MAP and other online resources to support tutees are covered, and wider themes such as clarifying the role of the tutor in providing pastoral support, recognising problems, being aware of the central support services and effective referral of tutees, and the limits of confidentiality, are also explored. Sessions also provide an opportunity for delegates to raise questions about the personal tutor role, and to share experiences and insights with colleagues.

Information about relevant CPD sessions is updated here. If you would like more information about personal tutoring please email: Chris Wilson at

If you are finding your role a personal tutor to be challenging or would like further support, please consider speaking to your line manager.

This toolkit contains answers to frequently asked questions and a list of academic works about personal tutoring that might help you with your role.

Download your Personal Tutoring Guide here.