Personal tutor scheme
DMU provides all of its postgraduate students with a personal tutor who can be contacted regarding any general academic matter or personal concerns relating to such matters as adjustment to life at DMU.
For postgraduate students, personal tutors are often also their programme leader and new students will have the opportunity to meet with them during the first three weeks of study, either individually or within a group.
The initial role of the tutor is to help you make a smooth transition to university life. They, along with the Student Advice Centre, will be your port of call if you have any kind of problem or confusion.
If you develop a positive relationship with your personal tutor then he/she may well be the tutor who gives you your first reference when you enter the world of full-time employment.
Each personal tutor will:
- Provide reliable and consistent advice and guidance
- Provide regular opportunities for feedback on general academic progress and action planning for students in relation to their academic progress
- Meet with new year students within the first three weeks of the commencement of their studies and monitor their attendance so that the faculty can encourage participation
- Be proactive in arranging meetings with students
- Support personal development planning (PDP) by promoting reflective learning and ensuring students can review their own progress against action plans
- Make systematic use of information about students' overall progress, including utilising attendance records and academic performance profiles
- Explain the options available regarding progression, as appropriate, including general advice on module choice
- Know when it is appropriate to refer the student to another individual or service for specialist support or guidance
- Advise students on the importance of career planning
- Operate the faculty system and keep records in accordance with published faculty protocols
- Liaise with your module tutors to identify any programme related issues highlighted in tutorials having regard for confidentiality in relation to individual tutees