DEP: 3.4 Personal Academic Tutor and Tutorials

A personal and academic tutor is allocated to each trainee and tutorial appointments offered in all years. In addition to tutorials, the personal and academic tutor will also visit their trainees on placement twice a year thereby providing a valued sense of continuity.

Tutorials provide a progress check on programme work requirements, an opportunity to identify development needs and to support the trainees with any personal issues which may bear on trainees’ professional performance and academic achievement. Tutorials also provide an important forum to reflect on professional and personal growth and to encourage the development of trainees’ self-reflection. Trainees are required to complete a tutorial planning sheet (see Appendix 3.7) in advance of the meeting. As far as is possible the course aims for the trainee to have the same personal tutor throughout the 3 years.