Academic Tutor meeting guide: Foundation Students
From beginning your journey at university to moving through your programme, this guide helps make the most of your Academic Tutor meetings with suggested themes, topics and preparation activities. The conversations you have with your tutor aren’t limited to our suggestions; these are just some ideas to fall back on if you’re ever not sure.
Your Academic Tutor is here to support you with your academic, personal, and professional development throughout your studies. Your first meeting with your Academic Tutor should be in Welcome Week and, after that, you should meet up once a term to talk about your progress and how you are doing. If ever you find you’re struggling with your studies, you can speak to your Academic Tutor. They can advise you on what to do and let you know how to get the right support.
Try to keep a personal record of your meetings, what you discussed, and any actions to take from them. Keeping a record of your development will help you to reflect on your performance and progress - you can revisit these at a later date by yourself, or in future meetings.
Your Academic Tutor may also make confidential notes during your meeting and add them on RISIS where you can also access them, which can help with keeping track of your meetings. If notes are available, you will get an email to let you know. If you feel that something has been misinterpreted, you can ask to have the notes edited.
To help you record your meeting, download a printable copy of our Academic Tutor meeting template.